Author Archive: Carole Martin

Carole Martin is an expert on the subject of interviews. You could say that I am passionate about the subject - I eat, drink, and sleep the subject. I have interviewed thousands of people and have watched them make major mistakes and lose the job to someone else. Although I wanted to help them, I couldn't because I was on the other side of the desk. When I returned to grad school in 1993 to pursue my Master's degree, I made a decision to change what I did because I wanted to help people. I love having the ability of making a difference in people's lives.

rss feed

Author's Website

Figuring Out What Job is Right for You.

Figuring Out What Job is Right for You.

In trying to decide what type of job you really want, think about what is important to you. If you were to sign up with an online dating service the first task for you to complete would be to describe what you are looking for. “What you are seeking in a mate?” It makes sense. […]

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

Picking the Right Words to Use During an Interview Can Make All the Difference

How should I say something? What wording should I use. Here are some tips. The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged by the words […]

Choose the Right Words for Your Resume and Interview

Choose the Right Words for Your Resume and Interview

Sometimes choosing the correct words in your resume and during an interview can make all the difference. The words you use to express yourself say more about you than you think. In fact, your vocabulary and the use of appropriate words say more about you than the message you are trying communicate. You are judged […]

Interview Question – Why has it Taken You so Long to Find a Job?

Interview Question – Why has it Taken You so Long to Find a Job?

This is a hard one to answer but a little thought ahead of time will let you deal with it. It’s difficult to believe that employers are still asking this type of question. Don’t they read the newspapers or listen to the news? If they were informed, they would know the answer; i.e. jobs are […]

What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

What Should You Do if They Don’t Call You Back After Job Interview?

Not getting a follow up call, as promised, happens more than you think. Candidates are sure that they are a shoe-in for the position, and expecting an offer, and then nothing. This is not only frustrating for the candidate, but reflects poorly on the company.

Going to an Insurance Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

Going to an Insurance Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

There is lots of competition at a job fair. Be should to put on your best performance to increase your odds. There is more competition in the job market than there was a few years ago, so it pays to get out there. Attending a job fair beats sitting at home waiting for the phone […]

Job Interviewing Question: Why Do You Want To Work For This Company?

Job Interviewing Question: Why Do You Want To Work For This Company?

You better have a good answer in mind. This question almost always comes up in one form or another. The first answer that comes to mind is, “Because you have an opening, and I need a job.” While this may be the truth, it is not an answer that will get you points in a […]

The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

The Impromptu Phone Interview – What do you do?

What do you do when the phone rings and they want to do a phone interview on the spot. Thinking about this ahead of time can give you the edge. The phone rings just as you are about to sit down for dinner, but this time it’s not a pesky telemarketer – it’s a company […]

Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

Interview Question – What are Your Long Term Career Goals?

This open-ended question, and others like; “Where do you see yourself in five years?” throw most candidates off balance. The object of the question is to check for your self-awareness and communication skills. Dan Harrison is the staffing manager for Wesco Corporation and is about to interview three candidates for a project manager position. He […]