Archive for the ‘Resumes’ Category

How do you acknowledge your weaknesses in an interview?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

You are in an interview and the interviewer has asked you about your top skills. You feel great that you described your best ones and told a story that demonstrates your skills. Then you are asked “What are your most significant weaknesses?” The dreaded question! You know you must respond but how do you do it with a positive spin? (more…)

How to respond when asked about your best skills.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

You can be assured that interviewers are going to ask you to describe your best skills. And if they are looking at your resume when they ask that question, how confident are you that you will say the exact same thing. The result could be a short interview if you don’t get it right. (more…)

Do You Keep Getting Screened Out for Jobs?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Are you getting interviews but are being told that another person had skills and experience that more closely matched what the company wanted? Are you sending your resume to companies or recruiters for jobs that you know you can do but are not getting return calls? (more…)

Career Portfolios – Important or a Distraction?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

You may be hearing and reading career advice suggesting that job seekers need to prepare a career portfolio and use that in lieu of, in addition to, or as an integral part of their resume. That is standard advice for certain positions and industries where portfolios showcasing your career experience would be expected. However, before you launch into taking a considerable amount of time to create your portfolio, you need to understand whether that is what employers and interviewers want. (more…)

Executive Resumes

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Resumes for those in mid-career with several years of work experience, such as at an executive or manager level, should not look like those for younger or less-experienced people. If you don’t understand the difference and how potential employers use resumes, your resume will be a hindrance to helping you find a new job. (more…)