Interviewing Expert Laura DeCarlo is the author of two books on interviewing – Interview Pocket RX and Interviewing: The Gold Standard. She is also the creator of the CEIC, the career industry’s state-of-the-art interview and negotiation coaching program, which is used by coaches, counselors, and university career centers in 6+ countries.
Laura DeCarlo has developed the reputation as the “career hero” for the efforts she has pioneered in the career services industry for both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of the professional association, Career Directors International.
An industry leader, she has earned two degrees and 11 industry certifications and designations such as Master Career Director and Certified Expert Resume Writer. Further, she has received the industry’s most prestigious awards which include the Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award and Master Resume Writer Lifetime Achievement Award as well as 7 additional awards in job placement and resume writing.
She is also the co-author of Job Search Bloopers and has been featured in over 15 resume and cover letter compendiums. Currently, she is the national/international resume expert for 54 professional associations such as PMI, AMA, AJST, ASAE, ASME, AVMA, and ASCE. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the development of numerous training programs and presentations for job seekers and career professionals, which have been presented at conferences, corporations, online, and to the federal government.
Laura DeCarlo is a former 2-year employment guest columnist for The Florida Today newspaper. She is the current principal of A Competitive Edge Career Service, a turnkey career services firm. She is in the process of writing her newest book on career management. Publicity has included quotes in publications such as Forbes (IMPRESS), Working Mother, and the Wall Street Journal; she also appeared on NBC 7/39 News in San Diego and was interviewed on Wall Street Journal Radio.
One-way video interviews are a relatively new method of interviews, where the job seeker doesn’t see the interviewer, so succeeding can be more challengine unless to you follow the advice in this article.
Phone interviews, also known as phone screens, are typically the first hurdle in the interview process, separating the qualified from the unqualified job candidates. Follow these 12 steps to succeed in your next phone screen interview.
The why-should-we-hire-you job interview question is tough to answer unless you use the strategies in this article to emphasize how your qualifications and experience fit THIS job.
Answer the ‘Tell me about yourself’ question carefully with a focus on how you are the perfect candidate for their job.
Answer the ‘Why do you want to work here?’ question by focusing on the benefit to the employer of hiring you and demonstrating your knowledge about the employer and the job, as the sample answers show.
CIDS is an interview style that focuses on “top grading.” What Is a Chronological In-Depth Structured (CIDS) Interview? Developed by consultant, Brad Smart of TopGrading.com, it involves focused questions covering 50 competencies in six categories, which include: intellectual, personal, interpersonal, management, leadership, and motivational. In his book, Topgrading, Smart states that any size organization can […]
The concept of “try before you buy” is never more evident in interviewing than in job simulations or in-box exercises. What is a Job Simulation / In-Box Exercise Job Interview? By putting you to the test and having you actually perform in the job with mock assignments frequently termed “job simulations” or “in-box exercises,” an […]
Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers advice for handling new interview methods like speed interviews.
The more the job seeker knows about the employer, the greater the probability that they will be able to perform extremely well in the job interviews.
Laura Decarlo details when, why, and how to write thank you notes after job interviews.
Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers tactics for using LinkedIn to succeed at your next job interviews.
Bringing a well-planned and constructed career portfolio to your next job interview gives you a powerful tool to present your career and sell your value to a new employer.
Top tips for succeeding in your next job inteview over lunch or another meal, including preparation and proper etiquette.
Laura DeCarlo, Job Interview Expert, helps you prepare to succeed in a group interview or a panel interview.
Video interviews can be tricky. In this article, learn how to prepare so you make your best impression in video or video conferencing interviews.
Laura DeCarlo, Job Interview Expert, gives you tips and a process for successfully following up after the interviews.
Job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers encouraging insight into interviews as games you can never lose.
Sometimes stress can cause us to blow an opportunity, and that can certainly happen in a job interview. So, job interviewing expert Laura DeCarlo offers 7 techniques to put you in control of yourself during the interview.