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Articulating Why Someone Should Hire You Is A Game Changer

One of the first and most critical steps of starting the career management process is for each of us to take ownership of why employers should consider hiring us. In all likelihood, this is a reasonable interview question you might get thrown in your direction: “Why should we hire you?” Most people have a tough time answering this question. The root cause? This could be one instance where we really can blame our parents. From our childhood, we’ve been taught not to boast, and our parents always encouraged us to always be modest about our accomplishments lest we become braggarts…. Read »

Why Should I Hire You?

All too often, when asked this question, clients and job seekers start squirming. Even CEOs, actually. So why is it that we have a difficult time answering this simple little question, especially when there is so much riding on the outcome of your answer? The problem goes pretty deep, actually. We are taught not to boast about ourselves by our parents, and those words of wisdom are reflected in our overall perception of ourselves. However,consider this: In a job search, the target employer is a blank slate and knows nothing about you.  If you can’t even articulate what you offer… Read »

Interviewing the Interviewer – How to Win Points In An Interview

When we first get that call for an interview, a sense of elation sets in. “Yay! I got an interview!” Then, reality hits, and it means hunkering down and doing a lot of research to make sure you are totally prepared for the interview. But one thing many people fail to do is to go on the offensive in the interview. This is a two-way street. You should be interviewing the prospective employer just as much as they are interviewing you. There are a lot of things to consider, including: 1) Is the company financially healthy? The common wisdom in… Read »