Amy Watt

Why a Career Coach Can Help You Earn More Money

After investing time and energy into your education and career preparation, it’s only natural that you will want to make as much money as you can. Even if you are working in your desired industry or career field, it is normal to hope to earn as much as possible.

To reach your maximum earning potential, or even get close to it, you will need to do one of two things.

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Best Resume File Format: PDF vs MS Word?

If you are in the job market and looking for a new position, then your resume is one of the most important tools that you have. A great resume will help give prospective employers an idea of who you are as a person and what value you can bring to their company. With so many different file formats to choose from, it can be hard for job seekers and career professionals alike to know which one is the best.

There are an overwhelming number of options out there, but remember, you need to ensure that the prospective employer can open and read your resume.

Below are some things to consider.

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Storytelling is the Interview Strategy You Need

Sitting down for an interview, you have two tasks: expressing your superior credentials and skills and connecting with the interviewer. Managing this balance can be difficult—you might be so focused on your qualifications that you strike out on the connection. Or, you might be so chatty with the interviewer that you forget to mention your best capabilities.

To be successful in your interview, you need to combine both. This balance works well in any interview, and the way to achieve it is through storytelling.

Many employers use behavioural interviews to find the perfect candidate; because of this, you will need detailed answers to support your work qualifications. Instead of rhyming off your work achievements, develop and implement storytelling skills to help the interview connect with you and feel like they are sharing in the experience.

With my help, you will be able to identify your unique value and communicate it to employers through strategic storytelling. You have been telling stories in conversation your whole life but how do you tell your story to an interviewer?


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7 Questions to Expect in Your Remote Interview

It is not uncommon for job hunters to go into an interview without doing any real preparation. Some candidates do this, thinking that because the interviewer will be asking about their experiences and skills, they have all the answers they need. And some candidates try to prepare but don’t know where to start because they are unsure of the questions that will be asked.

Most interviews feature the same sort of questions, with a few added industry-specific questions, that will help the interviewer determine your job-related knowledge. The hiring process has changed immensely in the last while, and most interviews are now remote, which can add another level of anxiety to the process. 

Preparation before an interview will help you feel less anxious, help you avoid stumbling over your words, and may even be the ticket to winning the job. Knowing how to conduct yourself in a remote interview is one thing, but preparing to answer the interview questions is a whole other ball game.


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Post-Pandemic Job Search Guide

With the recent rise in executive job losses due to company bankruptcies and downsizing, many executives are left wondering how they will find a new position. This article will provide you with practical steps you can take to help shorten your job search time.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many thriving industries have been left virtually shut down, and even traditionally “safe” markets are affected by this outbreak. Even executives, who were not immune to these effects, experienced an increase in unemployment due to the virus’s economic impacts.

The following guide will help you navigate the job market as the world’s economy struggles to recover.

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