How to Not Lose Hope on the Job Search

Since 2000, I’ve been rejected during various stages of the interview process for positions including:

  • Training Coordinator
  • Professor
  • General Manager
  • Regional Recruiter
  • Interview Partner
  • Front Office Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Entrepreneur In Residence
  • Community Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Director

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. 

Don’t 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. 

Let’s talk about your career. Give me a call at (518) 290-0812 or setup a time at http://meetme.so/RobertBraathe 

Don’t Let Your GPA Get In Your Way on Your Resume

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.

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