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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Figuring Out What Job is Right for You.

Figuring Out What Job is Right for You.

In trying to decide what type of job you really want, think about what is important to you. If you were to sign up with an online dating service the first task for you to complete would be to describe what you are looking for. “What you are seeking in a mate?” It makes sense. […]

March 13, 2014 | By More
Interview Preparation; You Need to ‘Brand’ Yourself

Interview Preparation; You Need to ‘Brand’ Yourself

What makes you unique and different than the next person. You better be able to commuicate this so you will stand out from the crowd. Almost every article – or career coach – will tell you that in order to do well in an interview – and to ultimately get the job offer, you must […]

March 13, 2014 | By More
Build Your Confidence for Interviewing

Build Your Confidence for Interviewing

Coming off as self-confident is critical. You must show a sense of knowing what your profess to know and having confidence in your abilities. You say you’re feeling nervous about interviewing? Guess what – so is everybody else. It is very common to be nervous before the interview. It’s also OK to be nervous. Being […]

March 12, 2014 | By More
The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

What do you do when the phone rings and they want to do a phone interview on the spot. Thinking about this ahead of time can give you the edge. The phone rings just as you are about to sit down for dinner, but this time it’s not a pesky telemarketer – it’s a company […]

March 8, 2014 | By More
Did You Lose Your Job?

Did You Lose Your Job?

How do you explain how you lost your job. This article does a good job of helping you find the best way to explain. If you’ve lost your job – or are going to lose your job – the last thing that you want to talk about is “why” you lost your job. In fact, […]

February 20, 2014 | By More
Interview Question – Why has it Taken You so Long to Find a Job?

Interview Question – Why has it Taken You so Long to Find a Job?

This is a hard one to answer but a little thought ahead of time will let you deal with it. It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i.e. jobs are […]

February 19, 2014 | By More
Job Interview Question: Why Are You Available?

Job Interview Question: Why Are You Available?

Knowing how to answer why you are available may make you seem more desirable or less desirable. The job interviewer wants to know, “Why are you available?” This is a question that is asked in almost every job interview. The answer you give regarding your departure from your last company will be either simple and […]

February 15, 2014 | By More
Does an Interview Scare You?

Does an Interview Scare You?

Do not let the interview send you into shock. Follow these tips to help calm your fears. Your heart is beating faster than usual, your hands feel clammy, your mouth is so dry it feels like you have cotton inside — and you’re supposed to feel confident. Are you going to an interview or a torture […]

February 12, 2014 | By More
Choose the Right Words for Your Resume and Interview

Choose the Right Words for Your Resume and Interview

Sometimes choosing the correct words in your resume and during an interview can make all the difference. 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 […]

January 24, 2014 | By More
Job Interviewing Question: Why Do You Want To Work For This Company?

Job Interviewing Question: Why Do You Want To Work For This Company?

You better have a good answer in mind. This question almost always comes up in one form or another. The first answer that comes to mind is, “Because you have an opening, and I need a job.” While this may be the truth, it is not an answer that will get you points in a […]

January 11, 2014 | By More