What Happens During a Resume Emergency?

What Happens During a Resume Emergency?

You think it won’t ever happen to you.  You like your job (kind of).  You’re not even really looking for a new opportunity, but opportunity has a tendency of hitting you in the face, showing you exactly what you’ve been looking for, and demanding a resume.

And now what?  Your resume hasn’t been updated since you last looked for a job.  Maybe you don’t even have one at all!

The Best Interview Answer I've Ever Heard

The Best Interview Answer I've Ever Heard

Story time.  I was sitting in my New York City office, interviewing for a role I had a hell of a time trying to fill.  I’d reviewed over 200 (not an exaggeration) resumes and had interviewed probably 10 people at that point.  I was struggling looking for the perfect mix of personality (someone who wanted to work long hours without complaining, mainly) and skill set, and interview after interview, handshake after sweaty handshake, I was not finding the right hire.

Worst Case Scenario: Interview Survival Guide

Worst Case Scenario: Interview Survival Guide

The worst happens.  You forget to put your phone on silent and your mom calls during an interview.  You realize you’ve been nonstop chattering for 10 minutes.  Or the manager brings to your attention that your resume has a glaring error (YIKES!).  What do you do?  Cry?  Sprint for the door?  No!  You can salvage a potentially embarrassing situation by thinking on your feet.Here are a few common interview goofs, and how you can overcome them.

What Not to Wear. Seriously.

What Not to Wear.  Seriously.

First of all, huge congrats for landing the interview.  That means two things: One, you’ve shown that you are qualified to perform the work detailed in the job description, and Two, you’ve got work to do!

This month I’ll be reviewing some interview tips and goofs I’ve seen from many years of talent management.  From a worst case scenario to the best interview answer I’ve ever heard, you won’t want to miss a post.