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10 April, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Management, Career Transition/Outplacement, Interviewing Skills
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Let Your Light Shine

Posted April 10th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

This is a follow-up to Friday’s post on Sarah, a new client who was landing job interviews but not job offers. We convinced her to let her light shine, and when she did, she nailed it. She landed the job with a better than expected offer.

We teach people how to be more effective in the job interview. Strategic networking is important. That is what gets you to the table. But it is your ability in the job interview that will land you the job.

If you are submitting resumes but you are not getting callbacks, schedule a free resume review with John Self. we can help you adjust your resume to help make that phone ring.

© 2021 John Gregory Self

10 April, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Uncategorized
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It’s Saturday, Time to Smile!

Posted April 10th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self
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9 April, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Coaching, Career Transition/Outplacement, Interviewing Skills
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Breaking Out of the Blah Interview: Sarah Lands the Job with a Killer Opening Answer

Posted April 9th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self
JGS+P Productions

Sarah came to me last year with a problem — lots of interviews, no job offers.

My interview revealed her problem. Because she did not want to brag her answers were painfully blah, blah, blah.  

After hearing her values, we crafted an answer to a commonly asked first questions in a job interview:  Tell us about yourself. Here is Sarah’s story:

“I grew up on a large, successful dairy farm where my parents stressed the importance of hard work and accountability. After my dad died suddenly, there were tough times, but we all pulled together and survived.  This crisis helped me understand the importance of security. 

“I learned that security is not something to which I am entitled.  It is something that must be earned each and every day. It is earned by showing up on time with a smile and a commitment to do the best I can do. I earn this by respecting and trusting my colleagues and by honoring our customers. And I earn this by caring about the success of my employer.”

Sarah got the job. More tomorrow.

If your resume is not properly constructed, landing the interview is less likely. For a free resume review loaded with keen insight, schedule a free consultation and resume review with John Self, a national thought leader on career transitions. Schedule Your Free Resume Review!

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