Author Archive: Carole Martin

Carole Martin is an expert on the subject of interviews. You could say that I am passionate about the subject - I eat, drink, and sleep the subject. I have interviewed thousands of people and have watched them make major mistakes and lose the job to someone else. Although I wanted to help them, I couldn't because I was on the other side of the desk. When I returned to grad school in 1993 to pursue my Master's degree, I made a decision to change what I did because I wanted to help people. I love having the ability of making a difference in people's lives.

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Sell Yourself to an Interviewer by Solving His/Her Problem

Sell Yourself to an Interviewer by Solving His/Her Problem

Find out what their problem is and become the solution. Ask questions to find out how you can help the interviewer accomplish what they need to get done. Then tell them how you can help in that regard.

June 2, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question: What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?

Job Interview Question: What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?

Be careful on answering what you ‘didn’t like out your last job, company, employer, etc. You don’t want to come off negative. This question is somewhat of a trap, because it asks for a negative answer. If you haven’t given it some thought, you may blurt out something about your boss or the company, and […]

June 2, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

Job Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

How would you answer the question? Give them great reasons. This is one of those broad questions that can take you down the wrong road unless you have done some thinking about what to say ahead of time. This question deals with your ability to sell yourself. Think of yourself as the product. Why should […]

May 14, 2014 | By More
What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

Not getting a follow up call, as promised, happens more than you think. Candidates are sure that they are a shoe-in for the position, and expecting an offer, and then nothing. This is not only frustrating for the candidate, but reflects poorly on the company.

May 13, 2014 | By More
Feeling Depressed About Your Job Search…DON’T.

Feeling Depressed About Your Job Search…DON’T.

If you’ve been in job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers coming […]

April 24, 2014 | By More
Going to an Insurance Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

Going to an Insurance Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

There is lots of competition at a job fair. Be should to put on your best performance to increase your odds. There is more competition in the job market than there was a few years ago, so it pays to get out there. Attending a job fair beats sitting at home waiting for the phone […]

April 17, 2014 | By More
Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

This open-ended question, and others like; “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. The object of the question is to check for your self-awareness and communication skills. Dan Harrison is the staffing manager for Wesco Corporation and is about to interview three candidates for a project manager position. He […]

March 20, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

Job Interview Question – Why Did You Leave?

What are the right ways and wrongs ways to tell a perspective employer why you left your old job? The Inevitable Job Interview Question: “Why Did You Leave (Are Planning To Leave) Your Last Position?” and How to Deal With It. This is a question that you can almost count on being asked at your […]

March 19, 2014 | By More
Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

How should I say something? What wording should I use. Here are some tips. The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged by the words […]

March 19, 2014 | By More
How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

March 14, 2014 | By More