What to Bring to an Interview

What to bring to an interview? Do you ever wonder what to bring to an interview?  It’s always pretty amazing to see what people show up with.  I’ve had ringing cellphones, family photo albums, and even other people. Most HR and hiring managers have seen some rather odd things.  Our interview coaching clients often ask us what to bring to their … Read more…

Resume Accomplishments

Resume Accomplishments Leonardo da Vinci is the man responsible for the first resume, created over 500 years ago while he was seeking employment as a military engineer in Milan. A lot has changed from that da Vinci’s resume, and etiquette is always evolving.  When I was in college, the career centers recommended using a resume to provide high-level information on job duties. … Read more…

Illegal Interview Questions

Have you ever been asked questions at a job interview that didn’t seem relevant or made you uncomfortable? Illegal interview questions are not job-related and target information about a job applicant that can be discriminatory.  Generally speaking, HR teams do a lot of work to make sure that hiring managers don’t ask questions that are above boards, but these questions still get … Read more…

Interview Tip – STAR

Interview Tip: How to be a STAR  The next time you find yourself in a behavioral interview, draw a little star across the top of your paper.  No, I’m serious.  STAR is my favorite acronym.  It’s a formula for job applicants to use when they’re answering interview questions.  STAR stands for Situation, Tasks, Actions & Results.  It is well-known by Human … Read more…