Is Not Being Tech Savvy Hurting Your Job Search?

When I interview candidates and resume clients I continuously tell me that they are not Tech Savvy-especially from those a little older. Fortunately, I embraced technology early on, not as an “early adopter “ but as a super user. I remember when a consulting company issued me a BlackBerry and I needed to make the decision […]

Can You Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

I say YOU because your resume initially represents YOU! My clients have been talking about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 25 years of recruiting is the BLINK rule. When your resume is first viewed, the span of the initial glance is in […]

Answering Interview Questions. Part 1

I often hear that my COGs (clients) are getting interviews but not offers. Here is some interviewing help. More here. The most important thing an interviewer will get out of an interview is a subjective feeling about you, and you should do everything you can to enhance that feeling. Allow the interviewer to control the interview, and concern yourself only with the […]

Are you Interviewing & Not Receiving Offers?

What the Heck do they Want? Are you a fit AND are you communicating how you are a great fit? Can they visualize you in THEIR environment? Ask yourself: You actually fit the position?  You have the experience and skills to do the job? Could they tell that you can grab hold of a challenge […]

Job Seekers. Talking Tech. Too Little? Too Much?

There seems to be a tendency for job seekers who have been around for awhile to downplay their ability to utilize technology for business and personal productivity. Younger job seekers tout their ability to employ technology. What is important is to convey the ability to utilize technology to GET THE JOB DONE! That being said, make […]

Are you really prepared for a phone interview?

I was recently reminded of the importance of phone interview preparation when 3 clients mentioned that there interviews had not gone well. They had not taken sufficient time to really get themselves ready. They thought they could just “wing it”. Another strategy for phone interviewing is to  record yourself. How do you come across on […]

Ask Gary. I am getting interviews-but no offers!

I have had some conversations recently with excellent resume clients who are getting phone interviews but are not receiving personal interviews or offers. In these conversations many have indicated that they felt they had not been at their best during the phone screen/ interview. Before the call: Have a copy of your resume in hand. […]

Job Search Strategy: Keep Moving!

As a Recruiter I was always amazed when candidates would show up for an interview with me looking and acting less than stellar. Their attitude said “You are only the Recruiter, I will really dazzle them when I go in for the Interview”! Of course, they did not do well at the “real” interview. How you […]

Interviewing Tips.

Many of my clients are looking to update their resume and upgrade their job! If you have not interviewed for awhile or if you are interviewing and not receiving offers you want to make sure you are prepared! Interview for many jobs: You need the practice. You need to refine your search. You will add […]