Brian Young In my lifetime of interviewing candidates, there have been only a few who were truly memorable. Some of them were memorable for all the wrong reasons (hurled f-bombs, crying, inappropriate jokes, and I even had one take a call during my
Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?
Brian YoungRockIt Career Consultation Services This is a question that is bound to come up when you have some gap in time between your previous job and the one you’re applying or interviewing for. It sounds like an easy question to answer, doesn’t
How Do You Make a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich?
Brian YoungOwner | RockIt Career Consultation Services We met a client recently who had a recent interview for a client services position. He said the interview was going well until he got thrown for a loop on one particular question. Interested, we
I Should Have Said…
Have you ever had the experience in an interview where you did pretty well, but there was that one question that you weren't ready for and you stumbled for an answer? Eventually, something came out that was sort of answering it, but not really. Then,
Save the Sad Story for Your Bartender
Everyone gets a little down in the mouth now and then when they are between jobs. Some of us even have had a bitter taste in our mouths with our last employer. Others are struggling with issues with family or friends. It's easy to be negative, but as
How to Answer the Salary Question Without Losing Your Leverage
"How do I answer the question about salary during an interview?" This is a question that we always get asked during our workshops on interviewing. Intuitively, we all know that we should never give the person asking the salary question a number.
They Came for the Controversy. They Stayed for the Content.
I'm a huge fan of the Dave Rubin Report podcast. A few weeks ago he had a guest named Jordan Peterson, whom I also have become well-familiar with over the last year. Mr. Peterson has become a lightening rod in the cultural wars happening at the
The Recruiter is Not Your Friend
Have you ever walked out of an interview with a Recruiter and left with a really good feeling, thinking, "This could be the one?" "It sure seemed like the Recruiter liked me. I mean, she said that she was definitely interested in me and would call
Avoid the Mistake of Being a “Bad Fit”
Sometimes, when we are either just starting off in our professional life or when we've been between jobs for way longer than we anticipated, we get to the point where we feel like we will take just about any job that's offered to us. We've all been