There is no doubt interview skills take work to master.  How would you rank your interview skills? Our Client’s iNTERVIEW SKILLS Story “I thought I was pretty darn good at interviewing,” he said. “I’m not sure what’s happening. It seems like they all go really well. But I’m not getting the job.” I originally spoke … Continued

The last several months came and went while you looked for a new job. There were likely some interviews, though not likely as many as you wanted. Maybe there was a job offer or two but just not the right one. Is it time for a new approach? If you’re sending out multiple resumes per … Continued

Computers and artificial intelligence do not make hiring decisions. They are made by humans. Humans are not robots. We have emotions and make ALL of our decisions emotionally. The humans use logic only after the fact to justify the emotional decision made. The person who makes the hiring decisions at an organization relies on a … Continued

“They hadn’t even read my resume,” a client said incredulously in an after-interview discussion with an Endeavor agent. “Can you believe it? I’m meeting with the board and several of the questions they asked could have easily been answered had they just read the resume.” The agent told the client that them not reading his … Continued

Job interviews can sometimes feel like an interrogation. You sit in an uncomfortable chair at the police precinct under a bright light while some dour looking people grill you with questions. “I didn’t do it! I’m innocent!” Don’t worry. You’re not a suspect for a crime. If you crack under the pressure you begin to … Continued

Endeavor Agency recently helped a downsized employee who was not happy with outplacement services offered by her previous employer. “It was a waste of my time,” she said. “I don’t know why they bothered spending money on those services. It was just one more insult.” It’s never a joy to go through a downsizing. This … Continued

Wouldn’t it be great if you could ask your questions at the beginning of the job interview? Most candidates don’t ask questions until the end. Why would this be a good idea? It would help you address the things that are most important to the interviewer all throughout your visit. We teach our clients to … Continued

Finalist interviews at businesses and organizations are a different beast than other rounds of interviews. New tactics are needed in order to secure the offer as the game has largely changed from previous rounds of interviews. First, finalist interviews are no longer about determining whether you are qualified. They already know you have the necessary … Continued

Most job seekers miss seeing bigger opportunities because they apply to only posted jobs. Nearly 80% of all jobs are filled without ever being publicly advertised through word of mouth. However, candidates routinely limit themselves by chasing the same ones everyone else sees. Right away they are in direct competition with hundreds of other job … Continued

If you want to succeed in nearly anything, it requires taking some chances. You must overcome the fear of hearing “No” and ask for opportunities. Until you hear “No” three times, you haven’t asked enough. It’s called the “Rule of 3 No’s.” Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of the Girl Scouts, talked about this powerful rule … Continued

There’s a powerful charge of positive energy when you help a friend with job referrals, or even just friendly gestures. Simple things can add tremendous benefit to the giver of the help or referral. Holding a door open for someone at the store, giving a colleague a ride to the repair shop to retrieve their … Continued

When we hear the word networking, our brains tend to think of the people we already know or to whom we have a connection. In our lives and careers, we reach out to this group of people for help and they do the same in turn. There are many subgroups in your network. Family members … Continued

For those who don’t have a background image on your LinkedIn profile, it shows up as a light blue band of nothingness. This is prime marketing real estate. Use this empty space to your full advantage in your job search. Most of the surveys we’ve seen about how viewers look at LinkedIn show they spend … Continued

Networking daily is a task most people don’t invest their time in. But if you take just a few minutes every day, you can add many contacts to your existing network. Over the course of time, your network will grow tremendously. While you may not have a deep personal relationship with everyone in your list … Continued