Let’s Get Specific – Telling your story in job interviews

Candorful cofounder, Pete Sukits, explains why it's crucial to lay out your action and impact when in front of an interviewer. Tell me about a time you had to influence a team towards a specific outcome. Easy enough, right? Here it goes. “Well, I was the US military...

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My interview skills Top 5

by Laurie Sedgwick, Candorful Interview Coach and Director of Career Management, Executive MBA Programs and Alumni, Cornell University Practice, practice, practice.  A rookie mistake in interviewing is thinking you can wing it. I hear all too often from a client that...

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What is “Personal Brand” Anyway?

Understanding and developing your (personal) brand can be a difficult subject for many people, and often requires many working variables. Some of the variables that enhance your brand include experience, education, recommendations, and other notable achievements which can be gained both personally and professionally. To sum it up, your brand is a direct representation of yourself.

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Did you really just ask me that?

Hey, that's not fair!  Have you ever been asked an interview question that was clearly out-of-line or made you feel massively squeamish? perhaps even angry? It happened to me for sure. It was a long time ago now but a highly reputable firm had a young consultant...

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Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly A close friend of mine recently interviewed for a job. For discretion’s sake, we’ll call him Jim. Lots of people could have made the argument that they were the best fit for the job over Jim. But based on what I know, Jim was uniquely qualified for...

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Tell Me About a Time You Failed

Ah yes, failure. A topic ripe with emotion and implications, it has become an area of focus, study and reflection in recent years. This is due in large part to the rise of growth mindset thinking, Lean practices and the overall cloud of uncertainty that hangs over the...

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