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Have you ever found yourself in a job interview answering the question and mid-way through thought, why am I sharing this right now? Maybe you’ve been asked a question about the last time you shared feedback, and you find yourself sharing an example about asking your partner not to leave dirty dishes in the sink.  […]

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Don’t sell yourself short after a parental leave.

If you’re in a position where you’re fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take parental or extended leave after welcoming a new child into your life, what a gift that is.  I wish I could say that all parents and caregivers have this moment to adjust to their new family dynamics; however, that just […]

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How do I prepare for a job interview?

​​Job interviews are part of the business world. They have become a highly leveraged practice to get to know potential employees. The job interview allows employers to identify the strengths and opportunities of the candidate and aids the hiring manager in deciding, do they want to hire them or not. Or the candidate chooses, do […]

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How to answer unusual interview questions

You’ve been submitting applications and preparing for interviews for the last month, and finally, you get a call back for an interview- woohoo!  You think about the time, energy and commitment you’ve made so far to your interview prep and of course, this prep has got to come in handy for the upcoming conversation you’ve […]

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30 minutes before a job interview

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How do I prepare for an interview in 30 minutes?

It feels like you’ve been waiting forever for the callback, and then suddenly, it’s time! You’ve interviewed plenty over the last year. Still, you don’t want to assume anything about sharing the most relevant stories and examples. There’s nothing like entering and leaving an interview with your head held high, so why not give yourself […]

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The answer is always YES. Questions to ask the interviewer.

The answer is always YES. Trust me, you always have a question or two for the person interviewing you. Asking your interviewers thoughtful questions at the end of your interview is a great way to: Show your interest and care. Learn more about the organization, your future team and determine if this is the opportunity […]

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It’s time to make your own rules for interviewing.

I was never taught how to interview and from my experience in speaking with friends, family, and clients, no one taught them either. Interviewing is a skill. Developing this skill requires personal reflection, research and of course practice (rehearsing). This is what the Own The Interview preparation method is based on.  “Honing the skill of interviewing will […]

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What does your Enneagram say about your interview prep style?

You’re prepping for your next job interview and that little voice in your head just won’t shut-off. “Am I preparing enough? I’m not versed enough in this industry or the role. If I don’t get a second interview, what will my friends and family think?” Interview prep is stressful for some and can feel daunting […]

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How-to's

How to answer, where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?

I understand the struggle with answering this question. And I know our minds can bounce in every direction when deciding the approach; How am I supposed to answer this? Is this a trick question? Can I be honest and tell them that this job is a stepping stone to land a role elsewhere? A lot […]

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My greatest secret for easy interview preparation.

It’s February 3rd and as one of your biggest cheerleaders, I don’t want one moment of your precious time and energy these past 31 days to go undocumented. Trust me, taking a moment to slow down and reflect on what has occurred over the last month will save you in the long run when you’re […]

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