What do you say when someone asks you to “tell me about yourself?” It’s easy if you understand that it’s really three different questions.
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Often in my career, I have had clients come to me stating that they had just been laid off. Whenever this happens, my automatic response is “Congratulations!” While this might seem strange to many of you, I would say that about 90% of the clients that I have said that to gently nod in the […]Action, blocks, distractions, exploration, job search, layoff, mindfulness, networking, personal power, relationships
As a native Bostonian (or at least Bay Stater), I often meet people who are from another part of the country and state that Bostonians are cold and mean, unlike people from other parts of the country, and that I’m “different and not like them”. I counter that I’m exactly like the other natives here, […]job search, Massachusetts, networking, relationships
A number of years ago, the United Church of Christ started a campaign called “Still Speaking” and it was inspired by a quote by Gracie Allen, who said “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” The concept here is that there’s a whole bunch more to be learned in this world, and […]communication, interview, job search, mindfulness, networking, relationships
One of the things that I’m always talking about is the need to be a story teller in your job search. You always have to retell the stories of your past accomplishment, experiences, and adventures in the working world to people who weren’t there. Otherwise, they would already know you and wouldn’t have to ask! […]blog, career, experience, Facebook, interview, job search, networking, portfolio, relationships, resume, social media, storytelling