Posts By Laura Machan

Nail

Job Journey: Nail the Interview with One Question

Picture this: you are at a job interview and things are going really well. The hiring manager leans back in their chair and asks if you have any questions. Bang! Here is your opportunity to ...

pre-interview check in

Job Journey: Pre-Interview Check In

Here’s a cool idea I picked up from one of my clients. Before you go for an interview, in that brief few minutes when you are cooling off in the lobby, use your smart phone ...

What to bring to an interview

Job Journey: What to Bring to an Interview

Preparing for an interview is not just about the suit and haircut. You have some options in terms of what you bring with you as well.

interviews

Job Journey: What to do between interviews

Most hiring decisions take a multitude of interviews. In fact, it’s not uncommon for there to be three or four interviews.

interviewer

Job Journey: What an interviewer doesn’t want to hear

Job interviews are stressful and sometimes, in the heat of the moment,  we blurt out things without thinking about how they will be interpreted by the interviewer.

Panel Interview

Job Journey: Tips for a Panel Interview

It can be common, especially for senior level roles, to have one of the selection stages be a panel interview.

Skype Interview

Job Journey: Skype Interview Tips

Skype interviews are becoming more and more common. I find myself using them more and more. They are not the same as meeting someone in person

thank you note

Job Journey: The Post Interview Thank You Note

Until recently, I was a strong advocate for sending a hand written thank you note to the hiring manager after an interview. 

Wear to an interview

Job Journey: What to Wear to an Interview

Jeans? Khakis? Suit? There are so many different work cultures now, it can be tricky to figure out what to wear to an interview.

interview questions

Job Journey: Interview Questions You Should Ask

You are sitting with the hiring manager. It has been a great conversation. You have answered all the interview questions with aplomb.

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