Tapping Your CoreA few weeks back, I was at a retreat on leadership skills, over in New York State. (It was led by an old professor of mine, and when I reached out to her a few months ago to get back in touch, she recommended I attend.)
It was interesting and transformative.
Anyway, one of the techniques she taught was an exercise called "tapping your core". Its goal was to get us more in touch with whatever it is we turn to when we're at our best -- if you know what I mean.

How to Control Your Nerves During an InterviewRecently a great success story came in from “J.”

She wrote in to share how she aced her interview:

I just got the job!

It’s an Aerospace Instructor position at National Park College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Perhaps You Shouldnt ApplyHas this ever happened to you?

You get the job. Then, after a few weeks of growing frustration, you realize it’s not a good fit — and maybe it never was.

You think you probably should leave and look elsewhere.

Trouble Sleeping Before the Big InterviewInteresting fact:

David Dinges, a University of Pennsylvania professor (who also conducted sleep studies for NASA), says the average adult needs to get 7.5 hours of high-quality shut-eye if they want to give their best the next day.

You may have heard that before.

Interview Sabotage Debbie DownerA particular relative of mine dropped by for a visit.

We hadn’t seen her in several months — for a good reason.

I’ll explain why in just a moment. But first, here’s what happened:

Does Your Resume Make These 5 MistakesCreating a resume is both easy and hard. It’s easy because you can create something within a few minutes, hard because there’s so much information available online that it’s difficult to filter out what to follow and not to follow.

If you currently in the process of creating a resume, make sure you avoid making the following mistakes of most folks who are making one.

How She Did It Victim of SexismI never got a chance to tell you Nancy's story.
Many years ago, she joined a manufacturing company, as a production manager, straight out of university. And she encountered sexism right away.
They told her, pretty much straight up -- "If you fail at this, we'll never hire a woman production manager ever again. So you'd better not fail."
So Nancy puts her head down and works hard.

You Couldnt Make This UpNancy's husband used to work for a large pharmaceutical.
Every few years, they'd do a round of layoffs. Anyway, this one time, literally hours after they'd sent a few hundred employees packing, their IT system went down without warning. The entire organization ground to a halt.
And, yes -- you've guessed it:
They'd just laid off the only guy who had the skills to fix it!

How to Re channel Nervous EnergyWhat follows is a true story:

(It was published in the National Enquirer, back in 1977.)

Laura Shultz, a 63-year-old grandmother was in her kitchen preparing dinner. Then, out of nowhere, she heard screaming from her driveway. Not the kind of scream you hear in horror movies, but a desperate shriek that makes you feel like someone poured molten steel down your spine.

Its Been More Than a Month Should I Follow upA while back, we received an interesting question from "Francis"

I've been through 2 interviews for a position which I believe I am both highly qualified and interested in! My dream job!

But, at the end of the last interview, they told me they will revert to me shortly... it's been more than a month now that I am waiting for the decision....

I sent an email for an update and got no answer... should I forget about this opportunity?

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