1. Interviews, Recruiters & Resumes

"You, yourself, must make the effort.
The Buddhas are only teachers."
Buddhist Proverb

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Interviews

  1. NL 1: “Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.
  2. NL 2: “Thanks (Sort of) for the Rejection” – May Actually Be a Good Idea
  3. NL 3: Cancer, Job Applicants & the Law – Eight Most Common Questions Answered
  4. NL 4: Have a ‘Pre-Existing Creation?’ Protect it in Interviews and Job Offers
  5. NL 5: Heard a Recruiter is Shopping Your Job? Here’s Nine Suggested Steps
  6. NL 6: Interviews and Meetings – How to Look Smart
  7. NL 7: Make Sure You are “Attired to be Hired”
  8. NL 8: Nervous About an Upcoming Job Interview? Just Focus on the “Three Interview Objectives”
  9. NL 9: Theft at Interviews: Seven Prudent Precautions
  10. NL 10: Use Our “HR Interview Memo” To Prevent New-Job Problems
  11. NL 11: “Best Excuses to Attend Job Interviews” – Five Guidelines for Choosing Yours
  12. QA 1: “Can a prospective employer ask if I smoke, or if I have a mortgage?”
  13. QA 2: “Can employers require medical information from job applicants?”
  14. QA 3: “Eight positive reasons to explain frequent job changes.”
  15. QA 4: “Good responses to interview questions about how I would best manage people?”
  16. QA 5: “If I am offered my dream job, but my teaching contract says I can’t leave, how do I handle it?”
  17. QA 6: “If, during the interview process, facts change, should I tell those interviewing me?”
  18. QA 7: “Prospective employer broke its promise to pay interview-related expenses. What should I do?”
  19. QA 8: Workplace Negotiating Insight No. 14: Don’t Trust Promises from Those Who Don’t Honor Them
  20. QA 9: “Can my employer contact another company to find out if I have interviewed with them?”
  21. QA 10: “How can I protect a ‘value proposition’ when interviewing in the advertising industry?”
  22. QA 11: “How do I explain job loss after a personal tragedy made me lose focus?”
  23. QA 12: “How should I respond to a request for an Exit Interview?”
  24. QA 13: “I’m interviewing for a new job, and I’m three months pregnant. Do I have any obligation to tell my interviewers?”
  25. QA 14: “When interviewing for a new job, if I am asked about my pending lawsuit against my former employer, what do I say?”

ii. Recruiters

  1. NL 1: Hey, It’s November . . . It’s Time to Gather “Value Proven” Letters
  2. NL 2: The Best-Ever “Internship-Wanted” Letter – Seven Thoughts to “Open the Door”
  3. QA 1: “If an agency introduces me to an employer, can I take a different job directly with the employer?”
  4. QA 2: “Any ideas on how to deal with a recruiter who seems to be sabotaging my job search?”

iii. Resume – Related

  1. NL 1: “Hey it’s October . . . It’s Time to Re-THINK Your Resume”
  2. NL 2: “Sorry, but you are overqualified.” – Here’s a way past that.
  3. NL 3: “What is NOT Confidential Information –
    10 Guidelines for Resumes, Interviewing and Online Chatter”
  4. QA 1: “Can I prevent prospective employers using my resume to get business without hiring me?”
  5. QA 2: “Is it OK to ‘deflate’ my resume?”
  6. QA 3: Can An Overstated Resume Result in Firing?
  7. QA 4: “How can I stop my resume from being used for unauthorized purposes?”
  8. QA 5: “I previously sued an employer. How can I explain that on my resume and interview?”

iv. General/Miscellaneous

  1. NL 1: “What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses
  2. NL 2: Continuing Indemnity – A Key Objective for Corporate Officers
  3. NL 3: Did You Read about Glassdoor.com . . .?
  4. NL 4: New Graduates Should Seek “The Three Ex’s”
  5. NL 5: Top 10 Worst Job-Change Expectations
  6. NL 6: Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]
  7. NL 7: Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 2 of 2]
  8. NL 8: “Employers Seek Job Candidates with Empathy – A Critical, Yet Scarce, Attribute”
  9. NL 9: “Going to Be a Change Agent? – Get a Clear and Strong Mandate First.”
  10. NL 10: “Motivate Before You Monetize” – A Workplace Negotiation Pointer
  11. NL 11: “Need a Work Document from HR? Afraid to Ask? – Here’s How”
  12. QA 1: “Background Check done incorrectly – anything I can do?”
  13. QA 2: “Can my present employer ask a prospective employer not to hire me?”
  14. QA 3: Did You Read about Glassdoor.com . . .?
  15. QA 4: “Can I decline a job offer I already accepted without ‘burning bridges?‘”
  16. QA 5: “How can I figure out why I am not being hired”
  17. QA 6: “I Need to Transition to Another Employer. . . Can You Help?”
  18. QA 7: “What do I do after three weeks on the job, and I realize it is not the job for me?”

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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