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Home Run Interviews

Home Run Interviews

By Alison Farber
If you are looking for a job, this is the podcast is for you!

In each episode, Coach Alison discusses all topics relating to a job hunt: when and how to begin looking, how to arm yourself with more than your resume, the ins and outs of the recruitment process, how to answer common interview topics, and keeping motivation when times get tough.

With over fifteen years of experience, Coach Alison has seen first hand what works and what doesn't in the professional world, and what makes certain candidates succeed over others.

Learn more at: www.affordablecareerconsulting.com
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Selling Your Skills Strategically
WHY is it so hard to convince potential employers of the fact that you are the best candidate out there?  Why are you in the trap of canned rejection letters and ghosted applications while everyone you seem to know on social media is landing their next "dream job".  It's not enough that you say your good at something, you need to show how and why you are different from others.  See our related post: https://affordablecareerconsulting.com/2020/11/11/strategically-selling-your-skills/
13:37
November 10, 2020
What Are Transferrable Skills (and how to write them)
When you Google "transferrable skills" a lot of bad and conflicted advice comes up - including mixed information, where people often confuse transferrable with "soft skills" -- blech! In this episode, I'll break down the different types of skills, how to recognize the ones that help you best, and how to use it in a resume. www.affordablecareerconsulting.com
11:28
November 5, 2020
Why "I Can Do This Job" Isn't Enough
If you're looking at a job opening and saying "I can do that" you're already limiting your performance, both as an applicant and as a future employee.  Why?  Well, for a lot of reasons, but it really comes down to your passion and the hiring team's ability to sense what type of employee you'll be.   www.affordablecareerconsulting.com
12:02
November 3, 2020
Scariest Interview Questions
Just in time for Halloween: I asked my clients their most dreaded questions to be asked in an interview.  In this episode, we'll cover the 5 scariest and talk about strategies to make them much less terrifying. Need more help?  Visit www.affordablecareerconsulting.com for more info!
12:34
October 29, 2020
Professionalism is Killing Your Job Interviews
Think you need to be "buttoned up" to get the job? Think again.  Our collective idea of professionalism is ambiguous at best - and often, it limits how we communicated and how we show our thoughts and ideas to others. Need some ideas on how to engage in your interview?  Get some ideas here: https://affordablecareerconsulting.com/2020/09/14/7-great-questions-to-ask-interviewers/ 
09:34
October 27, 2020
Do You Have Layoff Insurance?
Even if you're good at your job and happy, things can turn on a dime. This episode covers what you should and can do now to be proactive and create "insurance" in case you lose your job.  Need more ideas?  Check out our blog at www.affordablecareerconsulting.com/blog 
12:47
October 22, 2020
5 Signs That You Should Consider Quitting
Sometimes, we get bogged down in the way things are without thinking about how they should be. If any of these 5 things are happening at your job with no way to correct it, it might be time to find the exits.  Check out www.affordablecareerconsulting.com for more information.
13:29
October 20, 2020
Hacks to Get Over Interview Anxiety
Interviews make you nervous? We talk about how to prepare and over come, before, during, and after an interview
19:37
October 15, 2020
I'm Not Getting Responses to Applications!
Sent out hundreds of resumes, but all you hear are crickets? In this episode, I'm giving you a quick checklist to get "unstuck" in your job search and increase your application responses. Like what I say here?  Check out our blog for more tips! 
17:39
October 13, 2020
5 Resume Myths Debunked
Think you understand the "rules" of resumes? Think again. In this episode, we discuss popular myths of what a "good" resume needs
10:00
October 8, 2020
All About Informational Interviews
What are informational interviews? Well, it's why some people get ahead and seem to have great offers fall from the sky while you're stuck!
11:22
October 6, 2020
What's a Personal Brand?
It's a buzz word in the coaching and career community. But what exactly is a personal brand? And how do you get one?
11:51
October 1, 2020
5 Things More Important Than Your Resume
Theres an assumption that the resume is the most important part of a modern job hunt. That's...not actually true. If you have these 5 things in your arsenal, it is possible to land a job without even applying.
13:48
September 29, 2020
Resume Writers: Are They Worth the Money?
If you been frustrated by writing resume, you probably consider hiring a professional writer. But is it worth the price of admission? In this episode we'll talk about the why, the how, and the "what now" of professional resume writing
18:02
September 24, 2020
7 Types of Questions to Ask in an Interview
Not asking questions in an interview not only hurts your candidacy, but also affects your ability to get a complete view of the company. Here's what type of things to address
13:17
September 22, 2020
What to Consider When Considering a Career Change
Thinking about overhauling your career? You're not alone! In this episode we're talking about how to identify why you feel this way, and what to do about it
18:21
September 17, 2020
Networking 101
Professionsl networking is valuable, but for many of us is deeply ineffective and uncomfortable. Here's how to build your network, make valuable connections, and maintain relationships
38:36
September 10, 2020
How the Pandemic is Impacting Your Job Search
It's not just you- looking for a job is really hard right now. We'll talk about why that is and what you can do about it
17:24
September 8, 2020
6 Questions to Uncover the Truth of Company Culture
Company culture is always talked about, but how can you really understand if a company stands by what it says it stands for everyday? We'll talk about 6 strategies to get the scoop on culture, and how to identify red flags
16:21
September 3, 2020
Mastering Video Interview Software
A newer phenomenon in interviewing is the AI-driven interviewing software, that's used to automate first round interviews for employers. Why is this used? And more importantly, how does a candidate use it successfully so they can talk to a person?
11:21
September 1, 2020
Put Down Your Phone
In this episode we're talking about what to do while you're waiting for the interview to start. If you're looking at your phone, you are 100% missing out Find this interesting?  Learn more about Coach Alison
09:17
July 1, 2020
Salary Negotiations
In this episode, we're talking about money! How to know your worth and how to discuss getting your due. Find this interesting?  Learn more about Coach Alison
10:38
June 30, 2020
Should I Lie?
In this episode we discuss lying in an interview. Is it ever a good idea? Need a coach?  Visit Affordable Career Consulting to learn if we're a fit for you!
08:41
June 29, 2020
I'm quitting because I'm BORED
Burnt out, bored, and quitting? Here's how to address you situation within an interview. Need a coach?  Visit Affordable Career Consulting to learn if we're a fit for you!
09:27
June 26, 2020
The COVID resume gap
What did you do during your "COVID break"? We're talking about how to address that gap in your resume, positioning yourself as proactive, and how to talk risk management with an employer Need a coach?  Visit Affordable Career Consulting to learn if we're a fit for you!
09:19
June 25, 2020
Relocation and Job Hunting - Can It Be Done?
Today we're talking about finding a job while you're thinking about moving. Can it really be done? Yes- with planning! Are you looking to relocate and get a new job?  We can help.
15:31
June 24, 2020
Talking about Achievements
In this episode we'll talk about your work achievement and what to do if you dont think you have any.
08:55
June 23, 2020
Questions to Knock Their Socks Off
In this episode we're covering prepared interview questions
11:52
June 22, 2020
Intentional Job Search Part 4
In this series, we're talking about what it really takes to pull of a successful job search
10:00
June 19, 2020
Intentional Job Seach Part 3
In this series, we're talking about what it really takes to pull of a successful job search
07:43
June 18, 2020
Intentional Job Search Part 2
In this series, we're talking about what it really takes to pull of a successful job search
09:26
June 17, 2020
Intentional Job Search part 1
In this series, we're talking about what it really takes to pull of a successful job search
11:03
June 16, 2020
Sleuthing on the Job Search
Are you doing to homework to get the job? Today we're sharing tips on what to Google and where to look to find great details for your job search
08:37
June 15, 2020
Why Is There Fuzz on a Tennis Ball and other left field questions
In this episode we're talking about weird interview questions and why they're asked
04:51
June 12, 2020
Talking About a Career Change
In this episode, we'll break down how to ace the answer on why you're making a career change
06:23
June 11, 2020
Values: Living Your Truth at Work
In this episode, we're talking about values in the workplace and ways to find out if your potential company is aligned with you
11:50
June 10, 2020
I Sound Like an Idiot: How to Cancel Negative Self-Talk
In this episode, we'll cover nerves, how the derail our interviews, why it happens, and how to cope.
10:54
June 9, 2020
Sticking the Landing
In this episode, we talk all about what to do after the interview is over (yes, there's more work to do!)
09:29
June 8, 2020
Episode 9: Red Alert! This Is A Bad Company!
In this episode, we'll break down why people work for bad companies, how to spot red flags when in the job search, and how to walk away from opportunity
26:24
June 5, 2020
Episode 8: Why Did You Leave Your Job (part 3)
First part of a 3 part series, we're breaking down the big three categories of why people leave their jobs, and how to talk about quitting to a future employer
08:19
June 4, 2020
Episode 7: Why Did You Leave Your Job (part 2)
First part of a 3 part series, we're breaking down the big three categories of why people leave their jobs, and how to talk about quitting to a future employer
08:50
June 3, 2020
Episode 6: Why Did You Leave Your Job (part 1)
First part of a 3 part series, we're breaking down the big three categories of why people leave their jobs, and how to talk about quitting to a future employer
11:29
June 2, 2020
Episode 5: What Questions Do You Have For Me?
In this episode, we'll cover the question about...questions! What to think about, who to ask, ideas on what to prepare, and how to read answers
07:37
June 1, 2020
Episode 4: Mastering Storytelling
In this episode, we're going to deep dive into telling stories in an interview, why we panic, and the secret to the STAR method.
13:00
May 29, 2020
Episode 3: "Tell Me Your Weaknesses"
In this episode, we'll talk about the terrifying topic of addressing weaknesses: why it's asked, how to cope, and the way to elevate your answer
08:18
May 28, 2020
Where DO you want to be in five years?
In this episode, we'll break down this classic question, why interviewers ask it, and what you need to do to prepare."
08:06
May 27, 2020
Episode 1: "Tell Me About Yourself"
The granddaddy of all worrisome interview questions. We'll review why interviewers ask it, what not to say, and give steps on how to create the perfect answer.
11:26
May 26, 2020