How to Ace Your Face-to-Face Interview (Show Notes)

The face-to-face interview can be daunting, even frightening for some. Often we have tried and true rituals that help us prepare and get rid of those awful jitters so we can ace the interview.  This past weekend, I covered How to Ace the Face-to-Face Interview on my show, Career Talk with Holly Bunn.  Here are a few highlights from the show.

3 Tips on How to Prepare for the Face-to-Face Interview

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I discussed the basics of preparing for a phone interview in my last blog post, How to Rock Your Phone Interview.  Below are a few additional steps to take for the Face-to-Face interview:

  1. Create at least 3 CAR statements (different than those you used in the Phone interview)  Challenge, Action, Result stories.   These stories describe accomplishments that were problems or situations that you have solved.  Create stories that demonstrate your ability to do the job.  After you’ve written these stories, practice speaking them out loud so that you are comfortable with the story.
  2. Research the company for current events (in the last 24-48 hours) and be prepared to talk about or incorporate them into your interview.
  3. Travel the interview route/directions the day/week before the interview (if you have a local interview).  Google isn’t always right when it comes to directions.  Map the route before the interview by traveling the route.  Try this during your rush hour to help determine your commute.

TOUGH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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Tell me About Yourself?

How to Answer:  Talk about your career from the most current position through the last five years.  Include education, certifications, and training relevant to the position. The answer to this question is not an autobiography.  Reiterate the high points on your resume.

How NOT to answer: Do not talk about anything from your personal life, such as how you spend time with your children, volunteer organizations, hobbies, favorite color, food, etc.

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What are your strengths? Why should I hire you?

How to Answer:  Both of these questions will have the same answer. Talk about your top 3 strengths related to the job. You should have identified your strengths prior to the job interview through your preparation. I cover this in my last episode on Rocking Your Phone Interview.  If you’ve been asked any of these questions during the interview, answer the same every time with your top 3 strengths.  The repetition will work in your favor.

How NOT to Answer: Stay away from cliche answers to this question: “I am a great communicator, I am a people person, I am a leader…”   These answers and those alike are vague answers and could be relevant to anyone for any job. You must present strengths related to the job.

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How to Answer: Consider that your weakness is the experience that you do not have related to the job.  This is actually an opportunity to learn. Pick a skill/weakness that is possible to overcome and discuss the steps you are taking to tackle it. Example: “I’m not great at Microsoft Project and I am taking a class on Lynda.com to increase my knowledge of this software”

How NOT to Answer: Do not to talk about personality traits and never try to fake out the weakness question by turning a strength into a weakness.  Employers see this from a mile away and are quite turned off by this type of trickery.

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Tell me about a problem you’ve had and how you solved it. 

How to answer: Use one or more of your C-A-R stories to describe the Challenge, Action, and Result (in that order).  You should already have these stories prepared prior to the interview. Remember to be excited when discussing these stories, they are accomplishments. Attitude is everything.

How NOT to answer:  Do not pick stories from your previous or current job that are painful or that paint a negative picture of you. Often a natural reaction to this question is choosing a story that is painful.  Fight this natural urge by preparing CAR stories that are accomplishment based, prior to the interview.

Career-Ladder-Looking-Ahead-MSWhere do you see yourself in five years?

How to Answer:  Talk about career growth as it relates to the job.  Also, be sure your answer is attainable.  Example: I am applying for a management position now and in five years I hope to be a Senior Manager or Director.

How NOT to answer: Do not talk about career growth unrelated to the position which you are applying.  Example: I am applying for this management position now, but in five years I hope to have my own nail salon.  This will signal the employer that you do not plan to stay with the company long term.

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10 Face-to-Face Interview Rules to Follow 

  1. Check bad attitudes at the door – prepare to walk in knowing you have the job, it’s a matter of verifying this.  Positive attitude is everything.  Leave all negativity at the door.  
  2. No cell phones – turn them on silent, not vibrate when you enter the interview.  And please don’t stop an interview to take a call.
  3. Use the bathroom before – don’t disturb the momentum by going to the bathroom.
  4. No bad breath – do not eat garlic, onions, or other smelly foods; do not drink alcohol or coffee; do not smoke before the interview.  Your breath will reek and they will smell you before they hear you.  People will remember how you smelled more than what you said. So, pop a breath mint before you walk in the door for your appointment.
  5. No perfume, cologne, or body spray: you never know who will be allergic to your fragrance or who will find it offensive in smell.  Leave the smell goods at home.
  6. Smile – the energy is transferable.  No scary Stepford wife smile.
  7. Sit up straight in your chair almost in the middle of the chair.  Don’t lean back or slouch – this is often associated with laziness.
  8. Do not bad mouth your former/current employer or manager.
  9. Tell the truth – no lies (not even little white lies), no fudging the facts.  All lies will catch up with you. If you don’t know the answer, say so and get back with them.
  10. Dress the part – colors are psychological. Black – associated with authority, Gray – associated with confidence, Blue – associated with loyalty and corporate environments.  Visit my Pinterest Page on Interview and Office attire to get some ideas on what to wear.

your hiredEnding thought:  The key to acing the face-to face interview is preparation and attitude – be calm and be yourself.  Preparation helps instill confidence so you don’t have to search for answers. Remember, people buy from whom they like – so present your best self during the interview and be optimistic. 

In case you missed the show, click here now to listen to the entire episode: How to Ace Your Face-to-Face Interview 

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How to Rock Your Phone Interview (show notes)

Hi Everyone, this week’s show topic on my BlogTalkRadio Show, Career Talk with Holly Bunn, included how to rock your phone interview.  Below are a few bullets and golden nuggets from Saturday’s online radio show.

Prepare for Your Phone Interview:

Internet-Research

  • Research the company – go beyond the company website and set up a Google alert to email news, sign up for newsletters and follow their blogs; look for current events that could affect your potential job.
  • Like/Follow the company’s social media pages (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instgram, Blogs, etc.) to get updates.
  • Calculate your asking salary (refer to Episode 9) because you will get asked the salary question during the first interview and preparation is key to landing your optimal salary.
  • Prepare CAR stories that create value – at least three.  Challenge, Action, Result stories.  Create stories that demonstrate your ability to do the job you are applying for…..
  • Have pen and paper handy to take notes during the phone interview.

second-interview-cartoonHow to Get to the Second Interview

  • Ask thoughtful questions that only a hiring manager can answer.  Stay away from questions that can be answered within the job posting.
    • What is expected of the successful candidate within the first 90 days of the job?
    • Tell me about the team I’d be working on/with.
  • Send a thank you note within 24 hours of the interview.  Include 2-3 bullet points on why you are a good fit for the position.  Be genuine and purposeful in your note.  No empty or cliché thank you notes.
  • Find and connect with the recruiter/interviewer on LinkedIn with a tailored connection request message.

10 Phone Interview Rules to Follow

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  1. Smile –  People can hear you smiling and feel the positive energy.
  2. Sit up straight or stand during the interview. Sitting up also creates positive energy.  Do not lie down or slouch on the couch for the call.
  3. Tell the truth – no lies, they will eventually catch up to you.
  4. Dress the part –  Yes, get fully dressed as if it’s an in person interview. It plays a role in your attitude.
  5. No background noise – Find a quiet place without distractions.
  6. No dropped callsUse a landline, if possible, to reduce the chances of a dropped call. Have a fully charged phone if cordless or mobile.

  7. No eating, drinking, or smoking while on the call. Do not chew gum or eat candy. Remember, you can’t undo burping.
  8. Do not use the bathroom while on the phone – this seems obvious, but people have done it.  Please use the bathroom before the call.
  9. Do not bad mouth your former/current employer or manager.

  10. Do not take your phone interview at your current job.  If you must take the call during working hours, schedule it at lunch time or during a break.  Even more, schedule the call before or after working hours. Sit in your car or some other quiet place that is not your place of employment.

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Ending thought:  The key to acing the phone interview is attitude and preparation.  Present your best self during the interview and be optimistic. Optimism (or the lack thereof) comes out in your voice tone and word choice.

In case you missed the show, click here now to listen to the entire episode: How to Rock Your Phone Interview. 

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Holly Bunn is a resume writer, career coach, and motivational speaker with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and technology.  Her clients have secured interviews with Fortune 100 companies.  She is sought after as a subject matter expert on LinkedIn and has delivered workshops and speeches to hundreds of job seekers.  For more information on career coaching or resume help, contact Holly at (305) 791-6965 or holly@msresumehelp.com.

How to Calculate Your Asking Salary (Show Notes)

This past weekend on my Blog Talk Radio Show, I discussed How to calculate your asking salary even before you have your first interview. The salary question is often an uncomfortable subject (among many) during the interview.  We often breeze over this subject by throwing out a best guess number. The goal of this post and this past weekend’s show is to help job seekers avoid asking for the wrong salary – too much and the offer could be lost, too little and you’re back in the job search in six months (or kicking yourself with the first paycheck). In case you missed the show, listen here, “How to calculate asking salary”

calculatingStep 1 – Prepare a household budget

In Episode 7 I covered how to prepare budget – to give an idea of how much you need to make to cover the bills

Step 2 – Create a job search plan

A good job search starts with a plan so you identify the job you want. You should target jobs to help you move ahead in your career.  Once you know what job you want, now you can formulate a target salary.  Go to www.salary.com to see the average salary range for the position you want to land.

Step 3 – Calculate your asking salary

Ex. Project Manager I (Charlotte, NC)

  • Budget Salary =  $55K
  • Add 10K to your budgeted salary = 65k is your target salary
    Note: adding 10K leaves room for negotiation
  • Position range: $50k – $88k (www.salary.com)
  • $65 – $75 Asking Range.  After negotiation you could end up at 70K

Think like a hiring manager: 65 -75k is reasonable because you are 3-4 merit increases away from being at the top of the salary range. Thus, you are in range for the position.  When negotiating, keep in mind that managers want to reward you for performing well while in the position.  If you come in at the top of the salary range, there is nowhere for them to go when it comes time for merit increases or bonuses.

The goal here is not to get rich on your employer or even come in at top salary; the goal is to achieve the budget for your lifestyle and well within the employer’s budget creating a win-win for both of you.   -Holly Bunn

idea-lightbulbKey tip: When formulating a target salary, focus on the salary of the position you want not a % of your current/last salary to increase.

Step 3a – Calculate your asking Hourly Salary

Ex. Project Manager I (Charlotte, NC)  

  • Budget $22/ hour
  • Add $5/hour to budget rate = $27/hour target rate
  • Position range $25 – $42 (www.salary.com)
  • $27 – $35 Asking range.  After negotiation you could end up at $32/hour

Additional Calculations to Consider

Now that you have your base salary, be sure you consider other expenses and adjust your asking salary to reflect the impact to your household budget.

  • Location/Commute  (moving state to state or telecommute to office)
  • Benefits (premiums can significantly increase from job to job)
  • Childcare (longer commute, you may require extra childcare, etc.)
  • Expenses (many companies are BYOC – Bring your own credit card for expenses.  Keep that in mind if you are asked to travel)

idea-lightbulbKey Tip: Think about these things before the interview not when you get to the interview.  Ask your recruiter for a copy of benefits costs (medical, dental deductions, etc), expense reimbursement policy.  When you start your job it’s too late to find out if these policies have a negative impact to your budget.

Note: Everyone’s financial situation is different.  It’s always a good idea to consult your tax advisor or accountant when calculating your asking salary and developing a budget.

When to Talk Salary

During the offer stage.

Rule of thumb: don’t bring up until your interviewer asks.  And always give a range, not a hard and fast number.

When NOT to talk salary

  • During the first phone interview – you need more information about the job.  Telling a recruiter that you need more time is not a fake out. It’s the truth. You will know more once you talk to your hiring manager about your responsibilities.  It is then you have a better picture of the type of salary you are worth. Try not to lock yourself into a salary during the first interview.
  • When asked, “What is your current salary?” – try not to answer this question without a job offer – verifying your current salary is a part of a background check.

How to answer: First, try to respectfully deflect by asking for the budget or salary range for the position.  Second, express that your current salary does not reflect the intended position. It’s a different position and different salary so not really that relevant.  Finally, if demanded, give a range for the salary you are looking for based on the information you have right now with a reserved right to change that amount after the interview process is over.

idea-lightbulbKey Tip – Always provide a salary range, but have a bottom line number in your head.  Only provide a range to an employer if you have prepared as described in this post so you don’t end up with the wrong salary for your lifestyle and budget.

How to fix it if you’ve accepted the offer

  • A reasonable time frame to revise an accepted offer is within 24 -48 hours after you accept the offer. 2 weeks out or the day before you start your first day is not reasonable.
  • Craft an email with bullet points (3 max) and links (if applicable) to market research, etc. to back your request about the new salary.  Do not call to revise your salary.  Send it in writing.

Revising an accepted offer is scary and may seem unbelievable. However, a well crafted, well researched, reasonable revision often works. More importantly, the goal is not to be in this situation at all where you have to revise an offer. Do your research before the position and only answer the salary question at the offer stage when you have enough information to present a well planned, well thought salary for yourself. 

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Ending Thought:  The key to landing the right salary for your lifestyle and budget is research and preparation.  The goal of this post and my BlogTalkRadio Show was to show you how NOT to be in a position where you’ve asked for the wrong salary.  How not to be in a position where you may have to go back and fix it or kick yourself 1 month, even 6 months later when it’s too late.  With the proper preparation and research, you can and will land the perfect salary for the job you seek, creating a win-win for both your potential employer and you.

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Holly Bunn is a resume writer, career coach, and motivational speaker with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and technology.  Her clients have secured interviews with Fortune 100 companies.  She is sought after as a subject matter expert on LinkedIn and has delivered workshops and speeches to hundreds of job seekers.  For more information on career coaching or resume help, contact Holly at (305) 791-6965 or holly@msresumehelp.com. 

Temporary Work: Your Bridge to a New Job (Show Notes)

This past Saturday, my BlogTalkRadio Show, Career Talk with Holly Bunn, focused on how to earn an income while looking for a job by accepting temporary and contract work. In case you missed the show, click here to listen to the recording.

I was joined by special guest, Patsy Silva, a recruiter with 15+ years of experience.  During the show, Patsy shared some of the benefits of working a temporary assignment while job searching.

Reasons to consider temporary work. 

  • Sharpen your skill set(s) while on the job.
  • Exposure to hiring managers for permanent positions. The temporary assignment can be a working interview because managers are able to see you in action at work.
  • Try before you buy – determine if the culture is the right fit while on the job and earning a paycheck with very little to lose if it doesn’t work out.  Try the job before you take the permanent job.
  • Generate an income while still searching for a permanent job. Temporary jobs often pay double what unemployment pays (in the United States).

Did you know?  As a temporary worker, you are often eligible for health benefits after working a number of hours with the temporary agency.  Ask your recruiter when you accept a position.
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According to CareerBuilder’s 2015 US Job Forecast report, 46% of employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2015. As a result,  the temporary job market is highly competitive.  This means anyone looking for temporary work must bring their “A” game to win the job assignment.

During the show, I asked Patsy to share some of her best tips for candidates to land a temporary job.

Tips for landing a temporary job.  

  • Submit an error free resume – is the key to opening the door.  The resume must be nearly perfect.  Consider hiring a professional like Holly Bunn to give you an advantage.
  • Create a professional voicemail – set up a professional voice mail with a silent background.  Remove songs and other distractions.  Click here for examples on creating a great voicemail.
  • Set up a professional email address and send error free messages – ensure your email address is professional (first and last name) and your message is grammatically correct and error free.  Remember, the interview starts from the first point of contact which is often an email or voicemail.
  • Find a quiet place to return phone calls or conduct a phone interview – minimize background noise. Ensure your communication is clear and energetic.

Jump start your job search for temporary work by searching for top temporary agencies by industry: http://www.bestofstaffing.com/for-job-seekers/agencies-by-industry/ 

ENDING THOUGHT:

Be passionate about your career and job search.  Invest time in your job search by formulating a plan to include temporary work.  Seek out positions that will expand your skill set and position you for success. Bring your “A” game by including up-to-date tools and refined skills.  You can win if you prepare and seize opportunities when they arrive.

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Holly Bunn is a resume writer, career coach, and motivational speaker with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and technology.  Her clients have secured interviews with Fortune 100 companies.  She is sought after as a subject matter expert on LinkedIn and has delivered workshops and speeches to hundreds of job seekers.  For more information on career coaching or resume help, contact Holly at (305) 791-6965 or holly@msresumehelp.com. 

Career Talk with Holly Bunn: You’ve been laid off, now what? (Show Notes)

Thank you for listening to my Blogtalk radio show on what to do once you’ve been laid off.  If you missed the show, listen to the recording here: Career Talk with Holly Bunn: You’ve been laid off, now what? (EP07)

During the show I revealed my best tips for survival once you’ve been laid off or find yourself unemployed.  Below are show notes for your reference.

What To Do As Soon As You Are Laid Off 

DAY 1

  • Don’t panic.  Pray – be grateful for what you have and be thankful for what’s coming.
  • Prepare the family – be honest and tell them what’s going on because life will change a bit, even if temporarily.  This will be a hard transition, if you panic.  The family will panic if you panic.  If you are calm, they are calm.finances
  • Evaluate your finances: your lifestyle may change a little as a result of being laid off or unemployed. Decide what you will temporarily give up, adjust, or change until you land a new job.  Reminder,  the job search can take 2-3 months.

DAY 2

  • File for unemployment – Google unemployment for your state and follow instructions on how to file.  File for SNAP Food stamp benefits – please do not be too proud to ask for these benefits.  In some cases, you are eligible for emergency cash and food benefits for a couple of weeks until your unemployment starts.
  • Formulatkeep-calm-and-i-have-a-plane a job search plan – target the job you want. A focused job search plan creates optimism, hope, and direction – a purpose.  Decide if you want the same job you had or is this an opportunity for a promotion, new career, or time to start your own business.   Listen to Episode 5 of my show archives on creating a job search plan.

DAYS 3 – 5

  • Prepare your tools: Resume, Social Media profiles starting with LinkedIn. Invest this time.  It will pay off in the end.  For more information on preparing your resume, listen to Episode 6 of my show.
  • Prepare your workspace: (listen to Episode 5 for more detail)

WEEKS 2 – 3

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  • Apply for jobs only after you are prepared (Days 1 – 5)
  • Register with temporary agencies and/or headhunters.
  • Become a consultant  or start your own business. 

What NOT To Do As Soon As You Are Laid Off 

  • Do not look for a job on Day 1.  The key to a successful job search is preparation. You will be frustrated and your job search prolonged if you don’t have a plan or the tools in place.
  • Do not go on vacation, make large purchases, or go on a shopping spree with your severance.
  • Do not post, tweet, email, or otherwise broadcast that you are unemployed and looking for opportunities.  You will appear desperate.  Instead, post interesting information that shows you are an expert in your field; keyword optimize your social profile for the job you are targeting.

Social Media Tips

  • Remove or hide anything that would be a challenge for you being a credible candidate.
  • Remove/hide pictures and videos of alcohol, violence, nudity, or other risque photos and videos.
  • Do not use profanity in status updates or references to drugs.
  • Omit spelling and grammar errors on status updates. (Grammarly is free and checks grammar/punctuation of all posts automatically)

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Top Job Search and Employment Resources 

Job boards: www.Monster.com, www.Dice.com

Job search aggregators:
www.Indeed.com   
www.SimplyHired.com
   
www.usajobs.gov

Social Media:
LinkedIn.com (Episode 2)
Twitter, (Episode 3)
Meetup.com for networking

 Unemployment Resources:  
www.servicelocator.org/OWSLinks.asp
www.careeronestop.org
www.211.org 

ENDING THOUGHT:

Losing a job is not the end of the world. It’s a change, a new chapter.  Preparation is key.  Remain calm and rest in the fact that you have a plan and it will work if you stick to it.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it!  Be encouraged.  Your next job is in sight.

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Holly Bunn is a resume writer, career coach, and motivational speaker with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and technology.  Her clients have secured interviews with Fortune 100 companies.  She is sought after as a subject matter expert on LinkedIn and has delivered workshops and speeches to hundreds of job seekers.  For more information on career coaching or resume help, contact Holly at (305) 791-6965 or holly@msresumehelp.com.

You Are What You Achieve! Why You Should Use an Accomplishment Based Resume.

You’ve posted your resume to the big box job boards, applied to corporate websites, blasted your resume to hundreds of sites, and hoped and prayed while waiting for a response.  And nothing happens.  No phone calls, no emails, no text messages from recruiters saying they loved your resume and would like to meet you.  What could be amiss?

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If you used the SAME resume to every job, that could be your problem. Resumes are not one size fits all.  Your resume is more than just a laundry list of previous jobs and responsibilities.  It should be an advertisement of how great you are for specifically for the job you are applying!  Let’s take a look at the specifics of an accomplishment-based resume.

What is Accomplishment-Based Resume?

An accomplishment-based resume focuses on your achievements as they related to the specific job you are applying.  The resume lists the achievements, awards, innovations, inventions, and the ingenious of who you are and the skill set up have to offer.  For example, an Administrative Assistant who makes travel arrangements as part of their job: 

Responsibility-based statement:

“Duties include arranging travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, and answering the switchboard.”

Accomplishment-based statement:

“Saved $175 – $250 per round-trip airline ticket while arranging domestic and international travel for senior executives.”

In this example, the responsibility-based statement says this person performed a job. Boring…..chances are there will not be a phone call.  The Accomplishment-based statement says this person not only performed their job, but saved the company money while doing it.  This speaks of initiative, creativity, essentially creating value.  A recruiter would be more likely call this person to find out more ways this person created value.

How to create an Accomplishment-Based Resume

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As you think about how to create your accomplishment statements for your resume, pull the achievements out of your job responsibilities.  Think about how to change them into accomplishments by asking yourself a few questions:

1. When were you most proud in your previous/current position?

2. What steps did you take to complete the task or fulfill the responsibility?

3. What was the final outcome and who was positively affected by the task or your efforts?

As you answer these questions, you will find yourself with a list of accomplishments, value statements, and skills to add to their resume. Instead of stating job responsibilities, you are illustrating how effective you are in performing job duties.  In essence, painting a complete picture of a professional and not just a worker.

Businesswoman shouting her victory to the worldEnding Thought: Successful professionals do three things for any company they work for and that is: make money, save money/time, and create something new for a company.  Successful job seekers create accomplishment-based resumes and include these three values.  Thus, they get the phone call for an interview.

Good hunting!

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Holly Bunn is a resume writer, career coach, and motivational speaker with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, recruiting, and technology. She is sought out as a subject matter expert on resumes, LinkedIn, job search, and career management. Holly has delivered job search workshops and written resumes for hundreds of job seekers who have secured interviews and landed jobs. Her clients experience success almost immediately after applying her winning techniques.  For more information on career coaching or resume help, contact Holly at (305) 791-6965 or holly@msresumehelp.com.

How to Handle an Interview If You’ve Been Fired.

You’ve heard the cliche, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Just because you’ve lost one job doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t get another. Your presentation and focus is what makes the difference in getting the offer or decline. If you make the fact that you were fired an issue (lemons), then it will be.

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