• Tips for the Seasoned Job Seeker
    I have become a woman of a certain age.  I am coming up on a “significant” birthday. Of course “significant” is relative right?   21 was significant, 30, 40, etc.  all for different reasons and accompanied with different levels of excitement or dread associated with those numbers.   I am going to be 60.  Significant.  I am …
  • Tips For the Job Seeker of a Certain Age
    Age….I was highlighted in the paper recently and the first thing mentioned right behind my name was my age.   I winced.  I work in an industry interviewing people and age isn’t something I can ask candidates about.    I couldn’t help thinking about the relevancy of putting it in the paper.   And just like the candidates …
  • Interview Preparation – Risk Mitigation
    If you are a consultant you know that all planning includes Risk Mitigation.   You give significant thought to all the possible things that can go wrong and plan to ensure they don’t.  Consultants have real strength in this space by experience and training.  Ironically, those skills don’t always translate to their personal interview process.   Over …
  • Spring-Time to Take Stock
    Those in the upper Midwest know the struggles of a long cold winter and appreciate every green bud, ray of sunshine and flower breaking through the earth; we take stock.   We rake and clean up what has been left of winter and dispose of the accumulated debris.  We check for winter’s damage and losses.   …
  • Be True.
    Have any of you watched the new series “Lie to Me”?  I find myself fascinated with the science around lying. Was does it mean when our brow furrows, our lips twitch, our eyes squint? My son recently had an incident helping a stranger who ended up robbing him. Later he reflected that his gut told …
  • Come Prepared to Ask Questions.
    Ask the important questions, but it is important to read the signals when you have the interviewer sold and when to stop. I would suggest 2-3 questions is about the right amount. Make them intersecting and relevant to the project or key to your success. Avoid the questions that could be answered right from the company website.