The Job Interview: Preparation Leads to Job Offer

To many job seekers, the interview is the most difficult part of the job-seeking process.  In fact, it is the most crucial point in deciding whether you will be offered a job and it is extremely important that a tremendous amount of thought, research, anticipation and preparation are put into your upcoming interview. Let’s face […]

Job Interview Techniques: Bridging Statements

Let’s face it:  the job search process seems a little silly. Your resume is supposed to spell out your years of experience, expertise and accomplishments using a dozen-or-so short, bulleted synopsis with the hope that someone ‘gets you’ and sees that your background, above everyone else, is the right fit for the position. Now, saying […]

Your Greatest Strength? The Authentic You.

I was talking to a job seeker the other day who was preparing for a job interview. “I’m looking at the job description and trying to figure out who I should be,” he said. “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, the person they are looking for has to have a skills match, but they […]

For job seekers, modesty is over-rated but confidence never goes out of style.

I was in the park with my young kids the other day and heard a conversation between a child, his mother and one of his mom’s friends. “David, how have you been?” “I’ve been great!  I play baseball now!” “How’s that going?” “Terrific!  In my last game, I had three hits and a homerun!  I […]

The Process of Career Reinvention

Stuck?  Unemployed?  Ready to follow your passion? Learn the process to transform your career: an interview with Linda Sollars Linda Sollars, is President of Creating Purpose (www.creatingpurpose.com) and is one of Denver’s most well know job-seeking consultants. She will be leading the career reinvention seminar at next week’s AH Jobs List Reinvent Event which will […]

Touch Points.

One of the most common strategies in successful branding is to develop a believable brand promise that creates a positive perception about a product in the eyes of the targeted audience the product seeks to influence. Through that perception, the brand will trigger a response from the targeted audience, which, if successful, will initiate a […]

Older job seekers: challenges and issues – advantages and opportunities

Older job seekers face unique challenges and issues but also have tremendous advantages and opportunities. Many older job seekers have left the work force in upper mid-senior level positions and with it, the higher salaries and benefits that come with those positions. The fact is that there are fewer mid-senior level management positions available and […]

Job Doctor: One recruiter’s five-step plan for job seekers to get noticed

Dear Job Doctor: I’ve sent my resume in response to dozens of job postings but am not getting calls back.  What am I doing wrong? Going Bonkers in Denver Dear GBID: This is a very common problem – probably the biggest frustration I hear from job seekers. What are things that will get your resume noticed […]

“How do you feel about a monkey in the office?” The worst job interview questions ever

Today’s  job seekers try to prepare for everything. They diligently research the background of companies to try to match their specific talents, experiences and expertise with what is required in the job posting.  They spend long hours customizing their resumes and cover letters.   They have incredible patience and perseverance, waiting by the phone and willing […]

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