Many people wonder why and how to negotiate, and if it’s even worth it.  If you learn anything from me about negotiating, I want you to remember this one thing – it’s ALWAYS beneficial to negotiate. Even if you think they’ll say no.  Even if you’re nervous about it. Even if the offer is higher […]

Confidence, Job Search, Negotiating, Professional Success

May 27, 2021

Why You Should Always Negotiate

Did you know there’s a question in every interviewer’s mind that they never ask?  It’s true.  And I’m here to tell you what it is, and how to answer it. “Do I want to work with this person?” That’s the million dollar question that they all want answered.  But they don’t ask it, because it’s […]

Interviewing, Job Search, Professional Success, Skills

March 26, 2021

The Interview Question They All Want Answered…But Never Ask

It’s an easy mistake to make, and I’ve even done it myself.  But if you’re aware and prepared, you can ace your interviews. Interviewers often ask about how you demonstrated a skill or handled a particular situation.  In answering these Behavioral Based questions, the biggest mistake people make is not being specific enough.   We tend […]

Interviewing, Job Search

March 16, 2021

This Interview Mistake is in the Details

The #1 rule of selling in business and the job market is the same – sell the results, not the product. Buying a car is a significant investment, and one you are likely very thoughtful about. Imagine if you went to a car lot and the salesperson told you all about the individual components of […]

Confidence, Interviewing, Job Search, Resumes

January 11, 2021

The #1 Rule of Selling that Applies to Job Seekers and Products

2020 brought a huge shift in how we communicate in the professional world. With social distancing and more people than ever working from home, virtual communication is now integrated in our personal and professional lives. Many businesses now operate under the idea of “if it can be done virtually, do it virtually.” Some of these […]

Job Search, Professional Success, Skills

January 5, 2021

Virtual Communication – 10 Tips to Be Seen and Heard

75% of resumes are rejected in the first screening. And more often than not, that first screening is done by a computer. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) help employers narrow the applicant pool quickly. This is a good thing for companies because they see 250+ applications per position. The number of applicants skyrockets into the tens […]

Job Search, Resumes, Skills

October 27, 2020

How to get your resume in the top 25%.

Wouldn’t it be great to have job offers flowing in? To have the difficult task of picking from multiple jobs that you’d love to have? You know those people at parties that everyone wants to talk to? That’s who you want to be in the job market. When job-specific skills and experience levels are equal, […]

Confidence, Job Search, Professional Success, Resumes, Skills, Uncategorized

July 29, 2020

How to be the person everyone wants to hire

This year has changed the way most of us work. Many people shifted to working from home. Many were laid off, furloughed, or given paid break until business opened back up. Now, as business and states open back up, it’s back to work. There are many reasons this may not be something you’re looking forward […]

Job Search, Professional Success

July 13, 2020

What to do if you’re dreading going back to work

A common mistake job seekers make is that they allow their humility to backfire. If you’re looking for a new job, this is not the time to play small and minimize what you have to offer. Getting hired requires an intentional and strong sales pitch. But remember, that the best sales people are also 100% […]

Confidence, Cover Letters, Job Search, Resumes, Skills

July 7, 2020

What is your fair market value?

Many people know they should be networking, but don’t understand how to do it or are intimidated by it.⁣ Or they try it for a week and they don’t get hired, so they put it on the back burner. The first step is to understand WHY networking works. Think about what you do when you […]

Job Search, Networking, Professional Success

July 1, 2020

Networking: Why It Works