The Key Difference Between “Being Yourself” in an Interview and “Being Your Best Self”

“Just be yourself.” It’s an extremely common piece of advice for many different types of situations, including job interviews. The intention is to encourage you to relax and not try to be someone else simply because you think that’s what the hiring manager is looking for. Rex Huppke, a columnist at The Chicago Tribune, believes that when you […]

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4 Ways Your Perfectionism Is Killing Your Job Search

After months of unemployment, one of my career coaching clients desperately needed a new job, but she wanted to make sure it was in a field she loved. So, we re-did her resume and LinkedIn profile, wrote a cover letter, talked about potential transferable skills, and reviewed the descriptions of jobs she was interested in. There was just one problem: […]

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The Programming Language You Should Learn (Even if You’re Not a Developer)

You’ve heard it before: Learning a programming language can be an amazing way to spruce up your resume. Even if you’re applying to non-technical roles, coding chops signal that you’re tech-savvy and versatile. And with Apple’s recent announcement of Swift—the sexy new programming language coming out of Cupertino—you may be giving your coding education (or lack thereof) […]

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How to Create Easy, Authentic Videos for Your Business, Brand, or Job Search

Earlier this year, I wrote about the top marketing predictions for 2015, and one of them was that marketing would leverage more videos than ever. Looking back over the last several months, it looks like this one is coming true: Just look at some of the fun, creative ways GE, Warby Parker, and Marie Forleo are incorporating videos into their […]

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