10 Years’ Experience

“But you left (*NAME OF COMPANY*) off of my resume! I hear this A LOT! A good resume has 10 years’ experience represented (15, at the most!). On the whole, hiring managers will STOP READING once they get to listings that go further back than 10 years. Why do they do this? Think about your…

Resume Writing Workshop

I’ve converted the PowerPoint presentation from the Resume Writing Workshop at my local library to a video. There is no audio as it was a simple presentation but, as you go through the “show” please feel free to email me any questions you have.

Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is probably the hardest interview question to answer because, honestly, who really knows?! 5 years ago, did you think you’d be where you are today? Probably not! So, how do you answer this one? You talk about how you set goals using the SMART method (Specific,…

Meet Tengai

You know about ATS scans, I’ve told you about AI interview sessions where a bot records your interview and analyzes micro-expressions. Did you know that in just over one month, you could literally be talking to a robot instead of a human at your interview? After your interview, a transcript with just your answers is…

Beat The Bot!

APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS ARE EVIL! As sad as it is, this image is so true. Applicant Tracking System (ATS) scans are a job seeker’s #1 concern…as if putting together a resume isn’t already difficult enough. Let’s use some numbers to demonstrate the “black hole” that is the ATS. You are on Indeed and finally find…

Just Say No

I frequently tell people to remember one very important tenet…not only is the company to which you applied interviewing potential job candidates, you should be interviewing the company, too. Many job seekers get into the rut of being desperate to find a job. On the other hand, companies are desperate to find decent employees. There…

Artificial Intelligence and Your Interview

I’ve previously discussed the resume “black hole” and how companies rely heavily on the use of ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to weed out applicants. Basically speaking, an applicant completes an application online. A computer analyzes that application for predefined keywords and “hopefully” passes the applicant onto the HR team for that company. Then, tradition takes…

What is Your Greatest Weakness?

A friend of mine is having a telephone interview with a local hospital for a tech support/IT position right now. I literally just heard him have to answer, “What is your greatest weakness?” So, companies are still using these lazy and outdated interview questions. Are you prepared with your answers? I can help, send me…

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