Something You Should Know about Job Hunting

How To Ace A Job Interview

January 8, 2015


Interview with Jim Hayhurst, author of the book Where Have I Gone Right: The Right Mountain Guide to Getting the Job and Life You Want




Mike Carruthers: 
Sooner or later you'll likely have to go on a job
interview, and the fact is most job interviews get off to a lousy start.


Jim Hayhurst: 
Typically, you end up with people walking in and answering
the first question in an interview, which the first
question is always, "Tell me about yourself. Who are

Jim Hayhurst Sr.

When Inexperience Is A Good Thing

November 10, 2014


Interview with Liz Wiseman, author of the book Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work




Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to a job or career it’s experience that matters. Or does it?


Liz Wiseman:
I think that advice has been accurate for a lot of years but the world of work has changed a lot in the last few years.

Liz Wiseman

Personal Branding For Your Career Part 2

October 21, 2014


Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead




Mike Carruthers:
People have been talking about personal branding for a long time but the definition of the term has changed.


Catherine Kaputa:
You know in the early days personal branding was your image and reputation and it was kind of more your visual kind of interest. And I think today it’s expanded it’s really everything you do to market yourself to be more successful.

Catherine Kaputa

Your Next Job

June 25, 2014


Interview with Paul B. Brown, author of the book Own Your Future: How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Thrive in an Unpredictable Economy




Mike Carruthers:
How you approach a job search is really important. Many people take the approach...


Paul B. Brown:
Somewhere out there is the perfect job for me all I have to do is find it. Oh gosh is that hard, I mean you've got to figure it out, you've got to make phone calls upon phone calls, you've got to do research upon that.

Paul B. Brown

What Makes A Great Workplace Culture

March 25, 2014


Interview with Adam Bryant, author of the book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to create a positive workplace culture don’t hire jerks.


Adam Bryant:
Because jerks multiple there is a phenomenon where you bring people into the company and they can have this effect on other people around them where they bring out bad behavior in other people.

Adam Bryant

What Your Resume Must Do

December 19, 2013


Interview with Patricia Sadar, author of the book Congratulations...Your Resume Rocks




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to write a good resume you need to understand its true function.


Patricia Sadar:
Really what they need to be doing is looking at their resume as their brochure. So the job of the resume no longer is to outline their previous jobs it’s to land the interview.

Patricia Sadar

What Strangers Can Do For You

September 30, 2013


Interview with Alan Gregerman, author of the book The Necessity of Strangers: The Intriguing Truth About Insight, Innovation, and Success




Mike Carruthers:
You’re more likely to think that your friends, colleagues, and connections are the ones that will help you up the ladder of success.


Alan Gregerman:
And I believe it’s actually in a significant way the opposite.  That it’s who you could know that matters because the folks we know are an awful lot like us and they rarely push us to reach our potential.

Alan Gregerman

What Employers Are Really Looking For

September 25, 2013


Interview with Tracey Wilen Daugenti, author of the book Society 3.0




Mike Carruthers:
Jobs; especially full time jobs with benefits are scarce. So you have to be strategic in how you apply in order to improve your chances. And the first thing to keep in mind is…


Tracey Wilen Daugenti:
Networking is still the critical aspect to get a job. 85% of jobs are still secured today through personal networks.

Tracey Wilen Daugenti

What To Say In A Job Interview - Part 2

July 24, 2013


Interview with Vicky Oliver, author of the book 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions




Mike Carruthers:
A job interview can be nerve wracking because so much is riding on the outcome so preparation for the interview is key.


Vicky Oliver:
But also just you know walking in and having confidence and poise and being able to look at that person in the eye really helps.

Vicky Oliver

What To Say In A Job Interview

July 23, 2013


Interview with Vicky Oliver, author of the book 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions




Mike Carruthers:
In a tight job market scoring an actual job interview is a big deal and you don’t want to blow it. So be prepared to answer this question…


Vicky Oliver:
“Well why should I hire you?” which to me is the most basic question of all. I mean you’re actually there to be hired, right? It really shouldn’t trip you up.

Vicky Oliver

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