'job interview' tagged blog posts in SixFigureStart Career Coaching by Fortune 500 Recruiters

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Motivational Quotes As A Quick and Easy Job Interview Performance Fix – Forbes

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
September 24 2013


n my latest job search advice post for Forbes.com Work In Progress, I share how powerful motivational quotes can be to raise your performance at job interviews (and other high-stakes career events). I also share some of my favorite quotes:

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.– Napoleon Bonaparte

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. ” Thomas Edison

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Close To A Job Offer? How To Blow It

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
September 17 2013


In my job search post for Purple Clover, I talk about how to blow an imminent job offer. Don’t take anything for granted, even if you’ve been on multiple rounds of interviews, even if they imply that a job offer is coming. It really isn’t over till it’s over. Here are 3 common reasons that an imminent offer falls through in the late stages of an interview process and...

 
 
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Job Interview Mistakes You Can Make And Still Make A Good Impression

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
October 24 2012


As a job seeker, you might think that you have to have a flawless interview to move forward in the hiring process but that’s not true. I recently attended auditions to cast The Battle Below, a web series I am producing with FBC Films. The audition process is like watching a super-charged, condensed version of the job interview process. Instead of half-hour interviews scheduled hours, if not days, apart, you...

 
 
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What Six-Figure Job Seekers Can Learn From Luxury Sales

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
June 27 2012


In a tight job market, employers can be very choosy about whom they hire. In addition, the volatile economy adds to the anxiety about spending on that additional headcount. Finally, the uptick of job seekers onto the market makes it hard for each job seeker to stand out. But in a down economy, some luxury products still do well, despite cheaper alternatives, despite choosier customers, and despite special offers and deals...

 
 
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Before You Leave Corporate To Start Your Own Business, Learn These Lessons

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
June 15 2012


In an earlier post, I profiled Sue Hayden, an EVP at fast-growth technology company Polycom and her advice on corporate “cliff-jumping” across different companies and industries. Recently, I heard from corporate cliff-jumpers of a different sort -- executive women who cliff-jumped from corporate to entrepreneur. Here are lessons from four savvy women who successfully made the leap to start their own business:

 

Lesson 1: You may not feel 100% ready but...

 
 
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10 Career Lessons From Celebrities That Apply To You And Me

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
June 4 2012


When I heard about Celebrity Inc by Jo Piazza, I was doubly excited. First of all, I love business books, and I couldn’t wait to peek behind the curtain at various aspects of the entertainment industry. Secondly, I was looking forward to some escapism from the celebrity examples. As a career coach, my whole focus is on career stories, but celebrities have that aura of unattainability, of being different from...

 
 
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How To Survive The Horrible, Angry, Or Hostile Job Interview

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
May 21 2012


Job interviews are already anxious situations. You have a lot on the line –you might feel financial urgency, your confidence could be down after a prolonged search, or maybe you’re employed and paranoid your current company will find out you’re looking. In the ideal world, the interviewer recognizes the heightened anxiety of the interview situation, puts you at ease, and knows the best questions to ask to showcase you in your...

 
 
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The 3 Things Recruiters Look For In Every Hire, Regardless of the Job

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
May 9 2012


I have recruited for over 15 years in diverse industries (media, financial services, management consulting, pharma/ biotech, education) at different levels (interns through senior executives) and in different roles (strategy and operations, creative and business, freelance and permanent). The searches would differ, of course – in terms of where I would look for candidates or how competitive the field would be. However, regardless of industry, level role, or how the search...