13422 Clayton Road, Ste. 220
Town and Country, MO 63131



Wondering why you didn’t get the job or promotion? Perhaps it is because you were focused on the employer’s apparent needs and unaware of potential concerns about your years as a self-employed entrepreneur, your visible tattoos, a careless personal appearance, aversion to change or your ability to work in a collaborative environment. If that is a distinct possibility, then you may be wise to proactively address these concerns before the employer makes a decision.

  • Does the way you look, sound, and behave positively represent the company image?
  • Do your actions and goals promote company mission and goals?
  • Can you do the job or learn it quickly enough?
  • Do you fit the company culture and will fellow employees want to work with you?
  • Are you dependable? Can you be relied on to work in the employer’s best interests?
  • Do you have relationships with company stakeholders, or can you bring a valuable network (outside contacts) to the employer?

If any of your answers to these questions are “no,” then you have some work to do!

Ellie Vargo, MRW, CCMC