Tips for a Good First Impression

March 23, 2023

It has been said that you only have one chance to make a first impression. Research has shown that most people form their first impression of a person within 7 seconds after meeting them. Does that concern you? Well, it shouldn’t. You have control over the first impression that you make! Let’s apply this to…

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The Importance of Being Present in an Interview

February 23, 2023

A friend recently advised me to relax and “stay in the moment”. I had to stop and think about that. Perhaps sometimes I do get distracted and don’t stay in the here and now. As I work with clients, I often hear comments and stories that reflect this same theme. Have you ever been nervous…

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Battling the Winter Blues

January 23, 2023

Wintertime can be a magical time. Holidays, snow (for some), and family get-togethers make for special memories. But in some climates, the cold weather, shorter days with grey skies and lack of outdoor activities can take a toll on mental health. If you are job searching or getting ready for a competition, it is important…

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New Year’s Goal Setting

December 23, 2022

The start of a new year is a hopeful time. We make resolutions but by the first of February, 80% of them fail. Why is this? New Year’s resolutions seldom have action steps. They are made with few details or time stamps. Rather than just making resolutions, this year set SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific,…

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WHY Your Personal Brand Matters

November 23, 2022

WHY Your Personal Brand Matters Over the last twenty years the term, personal branding has become a popular buzzword in everything from job searches to building a business. The term has gained popularity because of the internet and various forms of social media. The power of the concept is that it changes the focus to…

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Pre-Interview Preparation

October 23, 2022

Pre-Interview Preparation You know the things you should do to prepare for an interview, but do you actually do them? Knowledge is power. Mental preparation can equate to peace of mind once you are under stress during the interview. Here are some tips from the pros: *Position / Title Review the position and title and…

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The Art of the Handshake

September 23, 2022

Why does a handshake matter so much? Research suggests that within the first seven seconds of meeting someone, you will have made an impression. And that first impression may be always linked with your handshake. A handshake can be a dealmaker OR a deal breaker. You are not alone if you have sometimes felt awkward…

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How Can Emotional Intelligence Skills Help When Interviewing?

August 23, 2022

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is having an awareness of your feelings and the actions that go along with them. It is often defined as the “ability to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions.” Why is emotional intelligence important in a job interview? Because many employers believe that it is a key indicator of leadership performance…

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When is the Best Time to Hire an Interview Coach?

July 23, 2022

There are many, different Interview training services in the market today. Selecting a consulting style, or personality, that you are comfortable with is the best place to start. These services range from individual coaches to companies that employ numerous employment consultants.  You can meet with potential coaches and choose a mentor based on your comfort…

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