Since 2000, I’ve been rejected during various stages of the interview process for positions including:
Front Office Manager
Entrepreneur In Residence
What does this tell me? Someone somewhere has wanted me enough to put me through the process of speaking to me about these roles, and someone may again.
take rejection as a sign of your inability; take it as a sign that the
company valued enough to have the conversation with you. Keep note of
the positions you didn’t get, and let them be a reminder to you of what
your value is in interviews to come.
Owner and Founder Robert Braathe has always had a strong relationship with cars. Growing up he helped out at his uncle’s garage as well as pump gas and fix car tires at the local gas station where he met his first mentor for entrepreneurship Tom Kelly. This was around a simpler time when one would go to the local gas station to have their gas pumped by hand, where you knew and trusted everyone working at the store. Though Robert went on to pursue business endeavors outside of the auto industry, the skills he learned while working at the gas station and his uncle’s garage would always stay with him. In recent years Robert noticed a shift in the job application process, one that was littered with machines and algorithms created to help people in their job hunting process but was just not working as well as people would hope. He realized the problem was the lack of human interaction in the process; machines were jumping over mistakes that any person could see. The solution, having a pair of human eyes scanning through your resume, LinkedIn, etc. to make sure it is in the best shape it can be and applying that same care and attention to your resume that you would get at the local gas stations and garages long ago. Check out how we can jump-start your career and tune-up your resume by going to services tab on the Career Service Station site
Does your career need an “oil change”, “tuneup” or “overhaul”?
Our founder, Robert Braathe, has advised thousands of candidates since 1996 on their job search and career goals. His experience working with Disney, Gap, and Apple as well as his own company have given him a multitude of opportunities to develop and grow talent.
Contact the Career Service Station, where we take a look at your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, interview skills and more to help you land that next stop on your career journey.
You may need more than just a resume “oil change” or cover letter “tuneup”. Set up a time to speak to Robert to give you the career coach or career “mechanic” who can work with you to troubleshoot your career search and get you back out on the road to your next career stop!
Robert has worked with candidates from Philadelphia to Hartford to Albany and everywhere in between including New York City. Utilize Robert’s experience in academia, hospitality, marketing, management, IT, retail and more to find you that next great job.
Are you a veteran looking to return to the civilian workforce, or in the active military and seeking a promotion or job opportunity? The Career Service Station can write you your resume and cover letter to convert your military experience into content that translates well to civilian job openings.
In this video, Robert Braathe describes how to write a punchy, memorable cover letter that gets attention, generates interest, creates desire and shows your desire, and encourages action from employers using the AIDA model.
I’m asked often by my students whether or not they should put their GPA on their resume. My answer is always NO!!!!
For example, let’s say you are going up against a candidate with very similar skill sets and experience, but they have a 3.4 and you have a 3.3. If all else is equal, that numeric qualifier may be the decisive difference.
As well, I’ve had both managers and recruiters personally tell me that in some roles, they won’t even consider someone with a 3.0 or higher listed on their resume because that may indicate that they lack street smarts.
How do you show you are a good student? List honors or high honors, but don’t list the GPA. As well, list some of the courses you have taken.
Want your resume improved? Send your resume to email@example.com and we can give you a quote on your resume. Our “Oil Change” starts at $50 and our “Tuneup” costs $100-200 depending on the amount of work needed on your resume.
Turnaround time is generally within 48 hours of receipt, and we will give you the opportunity for giving feedback once we send you our initial revision before you submit payment.