I was supposed to have a phone interview today, but my interviewer never called… She did email me about 45 minutes later saying that her meeting had run over and was very apologetic, but it still stung.
This is the third time this month that an interviewer rescheduled on me last minute. It’s hard not to take it personally, and re-preparing for interviews has become a serious drain on my time, energy, and confidence.
Does this happen to everyone or is it just me? And what’s the best way to respond? Should I write off the organization, or do I just need to suck it up and accept this as part of my job search? I’m feeling seriously frustrated and am interested in your take on all this.
Waiting By The Phone
Key highlights from Parker Palmer’s short and worthy book, Let Your Life Speak, and my takeaways for today’s job seekers.
“What’s your anxiety right now on a scale from 1-10?” I asked him.
“I’d give it a six...” Jason replied nervously.
We had arrived at the part of the job search that makes everyone uneasy: networking. And Jason was especially unexcited about being there.
The new year presents such a timely opportunity to ask ourselves, “What’s missing?” and, “What’s possible?” in our careers.
And if a new job is something you’ve set your sights on for this year, here are the top 5 strategies I recommend for landing a job you love.
I’m dreading going home for the holidays. My friends and family keep announcing their big new job titles on Facebook and LinkedIn while I’m still in the same job I’ve been in the past couple of years. I hate being asked “What’s new at work?” and “What’s next?” when I don’t have anything impressive to say.
How do I respond to these questions when I don’t have good answers? Do I just suffer through it and make next year the year I up my career game?
Embarrassed To Be Asked
It may sound surprising, but this is actually one of the toughest interview questions out there.
I’d go so far as to call it a trick question.
Because the reasons you're most likely thinking of sharing in the interview are almost never the ones you should.
Have you ever wondered what a GREAT response to the dreaded "What's your greatness weakness?" question sounds like?
Most people treat this question like an encounter with a hornet's nest: they freak out and then do whatever they can to get to the other side as unscathed as possible.
But not preparing your answer in advance -- or giving a response like, "I'm a perfectionist," or, "I can't really think of any weaknesses right now..." can cost you the job offer.
So today I'm releasing a brief video that takes all the guesswork out of this question..
In the spirit of #MentalHealthAwarenessDay I’m sharing publicly for the first time my experience with panic attacks + my personal takeaways on anxiety and career success. To note, I am a career coach, not a mental health professional. If you are job searching and affected by anxiety, depression, or other mental wellness challenges (like 1/3 of the individuals in our country), I hope you will find support in a certified mental health professional in addition to a career coach -- two very different and very worthy resources!
When considering the financial implications of a new job or career path, most professionals immediately focus on salary.
Yet while salary is important, it’s not the whole picture.
Your next career move presents a much greater opportunity: to get your financial house in order and to make that sure your new job aligns with your financial - and life - goals.
This week, I sat down with my good friend, Emily Zeigler, CFP and Co-Founder of How Green Is Your Money. I love her simple, actionable financial advice and wanted to share some top takeaways for career shifters here.
I’m considering going back to school for my Master’s Degree (possibly an MBA). I don’t know exactly what I want to do, but I think graduate school will open a lot of doors and help me figure out which one I want to walk through. I know I’ll learn a lot, have fun being a student again, and build my network too, which can only mean good things, right?
I’m wondering, is graduate school worth it? Should I just take the leap, or how do I decide?