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Lame-O Excuse Makers Need Not Apply


excuse makers need not applyI’m pretty easy going.

I’m accepting of all kinds of people and walks of life.

I’m a “live and let live” kinda girl…

But nothing pisses me off more than a lame-o excuse maker playing a blame game.

I do my best to filter these people out and not let them hire us or buy my stuff.

Or even get my free materials.

Even the free stuff is deserving of worthy, hardworking, appreciative people who are going to put it to use.


I filter these people out since lame-o excuse makers don’t take action and blame everyone else for their lot in life.

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2016 Executive Job Interview Trends


2016 executive job interview trendsWant to come across as a savvy executive interviewer on your next interview? As you are preparing your answers to interview questions, do not underestimate preparation for interview logistics. Many interview assessments are now done via video and Skype. Additionally, do not rely on your traditional negotiation tactics in answering questions. Boldly doing it differently will set you apart from the competition. Here are six tactics, stemming from trends we are seeing, you will want to use in your next interview:

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Executive Phone Interview? 10 Important Techniques to Land the Offer


executive-phone-interviewExecutive phone interviews are very different from an in-person or video interview and pose special challenges. When the job position you want is on the line, you need to know how to make the right impression.

Employment interviews take place in person, via webcam, and on the telephone. The big difference for a telephone interview is the lack of your ability to see, or telegraph, important nonverbal cues.

To some, a telephone interview is a comfortable alternative to the exposure of a video interview, or the intensity of an in-person interview. Interestingly, a survey by Software Advice found applicants who had experienced a video interview preferred video to a phone interview. A big reason for the preference is the ability to share nonverbal messaging.

When you have a phone interview for an executive position, how can you use that format to your advantage?

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Successful Video Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers

Video interviewing is becoming more prevalent for corporate recruiting departments, as human resource departments seek out cost-effective ways of interviewing the higher volume of available candidates to locate the right hire for their open roles. Being able to communicate your value to an employer through video or Skype is paramount. Here are nine successful  video interviewing tips that can help you impress your prospective employer and allow your strengths to resonate with the hiring manager:

  • Practice by making a video of yourself answering sample interview questions—then watch yourself answering the questions on camera. That is what you will most likely look like on the screen to the interviewer. Make note of adjustments, mannerisms, eye contact and background settings when applying these successful video interviewing tips.Continue Reading…