The 4 Reasons for Ageism Ageism in the job interview and hiring process affects most candidates after the age of 50. Why do employers exhibit ageism? Do they just dislike people over the age of 50? No, it has little or nothing to do with a personal dislike of older people. It has everything to … Continued

Finalist Interviews Require Different Tactics Executives who successfully reach the finalist round of an interview process achieve something special. Hundreds of qualified candidates apply for these positions. Only 25 candidates are invited to interview in round one, sometimes even fewer. After four or five rounds of interviews the field narrows to two. Unfortunately, the company … Continued

A good tip for success in an interview – show interest and enthusiasm for the job and company if you want the interviewer to be excited about you. THe Importance of enthusiasm in an interview “I didn’t get the offer,” my client shared. She was a bit shocked at the news. “The recruiter gave me … Continued

Carefully read and analyze the job description to improve your odds of success in the interview. job descriptions provide clue for interviews “What jumped out at you from the job description?” I asked my client in the interview prep session. “What do you mean?” he asks. “Were there specific items that seemed important to the … Continued

Our Client’s Story “I’m waiting to hear back on an opportunity where I interviewed,” the prospective client shared with me. “If that doesn’t pan out I’m definitely going to work with you.” “Sounds reasonable,” I replied. “If I may ask, where are you in the interview process with this other opportunity?” If he was just … Continued

“I have the worst luck in the world when it comes to jobs,” the new client shared. “The past 4 companies have either been full of horrible people or going through terrible financial times.” He shared this with me to explain why he had worked in 5 different places in the last 7 years. It … Continued

“I’ve applied to over 500 jobs in the last 8 months,” she shared. “I’ve kept track of everything. Fewer than 10% even acknowledged my application. This is crazy.” Her company reorganized earlier in the year. She was one of the executives who was downsized. The frustration just poured out in our initial call. “Here’s what … 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

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