“My interviewer didn’t show!” What It Means & How To Respond

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“My interviewer didn’t show!” What It Means & How To Respond

Dear Liz,

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.

Sincerely,

Waiting By The Phone

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Why Quitting Is The Real Secret To Success

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Why Quitting Is The Real Secret To Success

“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.

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5 Must-Do's For Landing A Job In 2019

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5 Must-Do's For Landing A Job In 2019

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.

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Comparison Distress: How to Handle Icky Career Questions This Holiday

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Comparison Distress: How to Handle Icky Career Questions This Holiday

Dear Liz,

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?

Sincerely,

Embarrassed To Be Asked

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(VIDEO) "What's Your Greatest Weakness?" 5 Steps To Your Best Answer

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(VIDEO) "What's Your Greatest Weakness?" 5 Steps To Your Best Answer

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..

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My Story: Embracing Anxiety and Finding Career Success

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My Story: Embracing Anxiety and Finding Career Success

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!

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7 Financial Must's For Career Shifters

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7 Financial Must's For Career Shifters

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.

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Considering Grad School? Make Sure You Can Check These 5 Boxes

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Considering Grad School? Make Sure You Can Check These 5 Boxes

Dear Liz,

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?

Sincerely,

Mulling-a-Masters

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