Phone interview tips to get hired

phone interview tips

Phone interview tips to get hired A while back I started a blog series on how to improve your chances at each stage of the interview process. In the first two parts I focused on the top of the funnel – specifically, how to make your application and resume jump out of the applicant pool […]

Group Interviews – How to Avoid Consensus Hiring

Group Interviews - How to Avoid Consensus Hiring

Group interviews – How to avoid consensus hiring Consensus hiring can kill a company. That sounds a bit dramatic I know, but I mean it. I don’t know exactly when it began, but these days most corporate hiring processes include groups of at least four or five people that interview, assess and weigh in on […]

Are Cover Letters Still Important?

Are cover letters still important

Are Cover Letters Still Important I’ve been getting asked this question a lot lately. Every job seeker wants to optimize the search process to give themselves the best chance of getting hired. But they also want to focus their limited time and energy on the strategies and tactics most likely to result in finding a […]

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting

The Unicorn Recruiting Trap – Why I’ve Stopped Hunting Unicorns “A” Players Game Changers Full Stackers Just about every manager I know has hung their hiring hopes on the pursuit of mythical creatures. The unicorn in particular. To one degree or another, it’s always been this way I guess, but to me, our obsession with […]

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I'd Make If I Had a Time Machine

6 Career Changes I’d Make If I Had a Time Machine Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my younger self. Mostly I’ve been thinking about all the mistakes I made early on in my career. Check out this slide-share and see the 6 pieces of advice I’d give the 25 year old version of […]

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change

New Boss? Company Acquired? 3 Tips to Take Advantage of Change In my experience, the greatest moments for career advancement come in times of uncertainty and disruption. I know this sounds counter intuitive but its very true and something most of us overlook or won’t admit. During highly tumultuous periods, like in an acquisition or […]

The 6 Managers You DON’T Want to Be

The 6 Managers You DON'T Want to Be

The 6 Managers You DON’T Want to Be A short story about the 6 types of managers you don’t want to be if you want to get ahead in your career. There are many paths to the top of the corporate ladder … except these. The 6 managers you don’t want to be from Brendan […]

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy

Why Being Reliable is NOT a Winning Career Strategy One of the most common questions I hear when I talk to people about their careers goes something like this: “How come nobody cares about the work I’m doing? I’m reliable, I’m never late with my projects, and I hardly ever make mistakes. Meanwhile, people around […]