3 Tips for Responding to Critical Feedback

3 Tips for Responding to Critical Feedback

I have written previously about how to give critical feedback effectively, and how to ask for it. The other part of the equation is what to do once you receive critical feedback. It can be emotionally difficult, even if you asked for it, so it’s worth it to take...
Why Your Resume Needs an Executive Summary

Why Your Resume Needs an Executive Summary

As many people return from the holiday break and get back into their job search (or back into hiring mode if you’re a on the other side of the table), I want to take a minute to emphasize how important it is to have a strong executive summary in your resume. I’ve...
How to Get Past the 6-Second Resume Screen

How to Get Past the 6-Second Resume Screen

Did you know that most hiring managers only spend 6 seconds reviewing a resume before they decide whether to keep reading or toss it into the reject pile? That might sound harsh, but as someone who used to review up to 100 resumes a day, I can tell you that it’s...
So… Tell Me About Yourself

So… Tell Me About Yourself

Whether the context is a meeting with your superiors, an informational interview, or a formal in-house interview, everyone is likely to get some variation of the question, “Tell me about yourself” during their job search. This is a similar concept to the...
My #1 Interview Prep Tip

My #1 Interview Prep Tip

Do you look forward to interviews? After over a decade of conducting interviews and 6 years of running my career coaching business, I’ve come to realize one universal truth: preparing for interviews is not most people’s idea of a good time. So today I’m going to give...
How to Answer: What is Your Management Style?

How to Answer: What is Your Management Style?

If you are interviewing for a management or leadership role, as most of my clients are, you will inevitably be asked about your personal style. This question may come in a slightly different form, such as “what would your direct reports say about you as a...