By Mark Tudi | Many times an interview touches on qualities that will help the prospect in the workplace. A quality that is always good to elaborate on is flexibility. Flexibility is very important in the day-to-day operations of most jobs, regardless of the industry. There are five main aspects to a flexible person: • … Read more

By Mark Tudi | If you are going to spend your time selling yourself in an interview, you should make it a learning experience. Identify and record parallels from your interviews that apply to your goals. Create a short list that integrates your learning into a mission statement, goals, objectives and critical success factors.

MARKETING SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL

January 25th, 2012

Marketing skills are an essential for anyone in the midst of a career search. You might think you’re prepared if you’ve already done a thorough self-assessment of your personal qualities, accomplishments, skills, knowledge, lifestyle needs, goals and objectives. But, first, you need to put it all together in a “this-is-me” format, which is also known … Read more

PREPARING FOR THE INTERVIEW

January 10th, 2012

By Mark Tudi | They want to see if you have the right stuff. It’s okay to have butterflies. Most people do, even if they don’t admit it. What you do to get ready at this point is crucial to increasing your chances of success. I’m talking about the interview and how to best prepare … Read more

Interviewing is an art. Before artists begin to put thoughts on paper or canvas, they have to have an idea, a purpose in mind, and the skills to “draw the picture” for the viewer’s pleasure and understanding. Likewise, actors must read the script, understand the theme of the story and have a good feeling for … Read more

FAILURE AS AN OPPORTUNITY

December 20th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Henry Ford once commented “failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Take this to heart and remember to follow up with a hand written note to all your interviews. If you are overlooked for a position, learn from the experience, find out why you were overlooked, and then correct … Read more

THE HANDSHAKE CAN SAY A LOT

December 13th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | We have all heard that when shaking someone’s hand, you shouldn’t squeeze too hard, present a wet noodle or shake too long. But did you know that there are guidelines telling us how many pumps, length of time and the amount of firmness used, as well as the little known fact … Read more

Networking has been going on for centuries. Throughout history, people have relied on people they know for information and referrals. That is how we find good doctors, auto mechanics, restaurants and all kinds of goods and services. We have been networking all our lives without putting a label on the process. If you are going … Read more

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

June 15th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | I know I could get a job if I only had a network in the industry. They always say it is not who you know but who knows you. Sound familiar? A conversation you might have had this past weekend in fact. Well, might I suggest that you dedicate yourself to … Read more

SELLING YOURSELF

May 25th, 2011

“So, why did you leave your last job?” is one of the first questions asked in the interview process. Has this question been asked of you? Perhaps you were not sure how to answer as you were forced to leave because of a negative situation. You told the interviewer about a business turndown or whatever … Read more