Being let go from your job for whatever reason is never easy to deal with. But, that doesn’t mean you won’t be getting hired for another job. Terminations happen for a variety of reasons. Down sizings, acquisitions, company closings or just not fitting in with the team and the direction the leader wants to go. … Continued

A recent client, who was a COO, needed a new branding statement to win their next job. “I feel like my interviews get started a little slowly,” they said when we first visited. “I warm up later in the process but I don’t seem to get out of the gates well.” They needed help with … Continued

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 do with the four reasons … Continued

Needing a confidence boost for an upcoming interview? A new article of clothing, piece of jewelry, or accessory can have a tremendously positive impact on your confidence. Think about the last time you bought a new suit, dress, watch, signature shirt, etc. How did you feel the first time you wore it? The descriptor words … Continued

In early interview rounds, a question about your three strongest traits or strongest things you could bring to the interviewer’s organization is usually asked. “I’m a people person. I have a strong work ethic and I have a commitment to integrity,” goes the common reply from someone who has not anticipated this question. This answer … Continued

Closing the deal in an interview is critical. Endeavor Agency teaches our clients how to close for a commitment to the next step in the interview process, whether that be finalist interviews or a job offer. All of our clients learn how to close, not just sales professionals. But, for the sales professionals, it’s even … Continued

Why would anyone go into a professional meeting with no pants or without wearing the proper attire? Sounds like a ridiculous question, but is it? Video meetings and interviews are common today, especially after COVID. Technology affords us great flexibility to help us overcome the challenges of geography and the costs of travel. We would … Continued

Evaluating job opportunities is important in your job hunt. It’s a skill that takes knowledge and discipline to learn. “What are the principle challenges you are facing in your job search?” It’s a question we ask prospective clients as part of our introductory meeting. Everyone’s situation is different. “I keep taking jobs with companies that … Continued

Unlike other competitive undertakings, you rarely get to meet your competitor in person for a head to head match up. Most of the time you don’t even know much about them or how many competitors you face. But, you can lay subtle traps for them. No, this isn’t like the mouse trap that causes bodily … Continued

So you lost out in the last interview. And maybe the last several. Sometimes the game starts off on the wrong foot and it feels like you’re down by a lot just a few minutes into the game. The hard part is forgetting about the last play and moving on to the next. This is … Continued

In visiting with thousands of executive and professional job seekers over many years, the Endeavor Agency team noted a pattern of predictable mistakes made time and again. These job seeker mistakes cost them dearly in lost opportunities, significant frustration, and likely millions of dollars in earnings. All of these are avoidable with the right guidance … 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

The email finally came through. The hiring manager replied. This is it. This is the moment you have been waiting for. You open it with excitement! You didn’t win the job. Instead, you receive a rejection email. What? You were sure it was going to be you. Everyone was so friendly and said such positive … 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