May 31, 2020
Why Didn’t They Hire Me? A Dozen Reasons Students, Graduates and Professionals Don’t Get Hired After the Interview!

Have you ever left an interview feeling like you hit it out of the park only to get that email saying, "...we've gone with another candidate."  Don't be discouraged, because not all is lost if you do an honest assessment of your candidacy. Here are a DOZEN reasons interviews didn't go as well as we...

August 13, 2015
What Are Your Weaknesses? How to answer in an interview

What are your weaknesses? My answer to this question has evolved over the years. It still remains quite frustrating at times, because what we hear is, "Why shouldn't we hire you?"  It makes it seem like asking about your strengths is more like a setup question in order to ask about all of your short...

November 16, 2013
Why Job Shadowing is Essential in Career Exploration

I have a friend named Leslie who wanted to be a dentist ever since she was a kid.  After graduation from high school, she entered college and earned a Bachelor degree in biology.  Immediately upon receiving her first degree, Leslie enrolled in graduate school where she earned a Master of Science in biology.  Prior to...

November 16, 2013
7 Things Students Need to Get a Job at Chick-fil-A

Recently I had the occasion to hear an owner/operator of Chick-fil-A speak about customer service and what separates them from all other fast food restaurants.  “Our people make the difference!”  Because Chick-fil-A places tremendous emphasis on making customers “feel like family,” they are extremely careful and meticulous about what they look for in potential customer service associates. ...

May 4, 2012
5 Questions To Ask The Company Interviewing You

The questions you ask during your interview can be as important as the answers you give to their questions. Typically when interviewers are through with their questions, you will be given an opportunity to ask questions of your own.  This is a pivotal junction in the interview.  It is an opportunity for you to shine,...

February 29, 2012
Why Should We Hire YOU?

Why should we hire you? The Grand Daddy of all interview questions!  The next few words that come out of your mouth are going to determine whether or not you are negotiating salary or sending out more resumes. Let’s assume for a moment that up to this point in the interview you have been knocking...

December 20, 2011
Career Development Expert, Brooks Harper, Featured in Clarendon Citizen

“There are three types of students: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who say 'what happened?',” Brooks Harper told an audience of freshmen and sophomores at Manning High School on Thursday, Dec.15...... CLICK HERE  to read article.

May 27, 2011
7 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

The interview is going great. You can sense the company you are interviewing with is “buying-in” to what you are selling. They’re picking up what you are putting down, mopping up what you’re spilling, eating what you’re cooking, and drinking what you’re pouring. Here are 7 things you want to avoid saying that could cost...

March 26, 2011
Turn Your Passion into Your Paycheck

Mark Twain said, "I do not regret the things I have done, but the things I did not do." I was in an industry for 10 years in which I made a comfortable living and gleaned invaluable experience, but I was miserable. Every Sunday evening around 4:00 pm I would begin to get a sick...

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