Nov 30

The 7 sections of a resume explained

By Scot Herrick | Resume Tips

Let’s get resume building back to the beginning for a bit. Let’s start with the basics and go through what sections every resume should include. Even though many, if not most, resumes don’t include all these sections. To their peril. Each section has unique attributes and all of them together strive to build a story […]

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Nov 22

Beware the forced choice interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Forced choice interview questions put you into what my old debate days called a “dilemma”– no matter which way you answered, you lose. Pick one of two opposing choices and pick your poison. Let’s get some help on these forced choice interview questions. What is a forced choice interview question? Interview questions can be described […]

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Nov 22

How to answer teamwork interview questions

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Every person hired works on a team so teamwork interview questions are logical and expected. Candidates often answer teamwork interview questions with “willing to work long hours” or “willing to help a person on my team” answers — and fail. Instead of answering with what you are willing to do for the team, answer with […]

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Nov 20

5 phone interview mistakes you must not make

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Phone interviews are the classic next step after successfully submitting your resume for a job. People blow the phone interview all the time — sometimes before they even have the telephone interview scheduled. Making any of these five mistakes for your phone interviews can doom the chances of moving on to the face-to-face job interview […]

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Nov 05

How to answer the weakness interview question

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

“What’s your greatest weakness?” is a common interview question that doesn’t need to trip you up. While some recruiters have stopped using it after receiving too many canned answers, many others still include it in their repertoire. So what’s a candidate to do?Plan for it.Prepare a thoughtful answer since, chances are, someone somewhere will pose […]

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Nov 04

5 tips for talking to a CEO

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

There are lots of articles about how to talk to people in higher levels of management. Most of them start with the wrong premise. For example, many writers consider an opportunity to speak to upper management more on the level of meeting royalty. One article put it this way: “If you are granted an audience.” […]

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