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January 2010

My dear friends, colleagues, clients and students:

Greetings in the new year. I hope your New Year's resolutions have not withered like some of mine! Smile!

We are offering you some thoughts in this issue on On-Camera Feedback to enhance your interviewing skills. If you recall, in an earlier newsletter we had discussed Image Consulting.

Career Stimulus Compassion Package
In our desire to help as many people as we can, we launched a new innovative program on January 1, 2010, called Career Stimulus Compassion Package. The expiration date for this offer is March 31, 2010. In essence, Career Doctor Don will offer totally free career advice if you have been unemployed for over 12 months, 50% off if you have been unemployed for 6-12 months, and 25% off if you have been looking for a job up to 6 months. Proof is required.

Book Endorsements
Our book, Career and Life Counseling From the Heart (Your Career is a Pathway to Your Soul!), has received many excellent reviews. Six reviews give the book a 5-star rating, and three have a 4-star rating.

Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? says:
"Don Sutaria is one of the career counselors I most admire in the U.S. He talks about things other career counselors don't, like "your soul." Now he has written a book I like a lot, with brilliant short chapters you can digest day by day. I recommend it unreservedly to everyone."
We are deeply grateful for his endorsement.

  Career and Life Counseling From the Heart book cover
Vaughan Evans, a business and career strategist, and author of the book, Backing U!, has this to say:
"Some Personal Tips on Career and Life Development; This is one of those books where hidden gems can be found within. Don Sutaria has years of experience in the career and life counseling world and he has put together a collection of his monthly newsletters in one book. It is a highly personalized volume, even concluding with his own epitaph! It is replete with musings on issues as varied as How to Work Across Generational Lines and How to Bring Spirituality into Career Counseling. An immigrant from India, Sutaria is a convert to Christianity and a passionate proponent of the American dream and his beliefs shine through in much of his guidance. His writing is stimulating, wise and generous in recognizing all those who have influenced him over the years."
This book has been nicknamed as Chicken Soup for Your Career! Take a peek inside this book at before you decide to buy it. It is also available as an e-book from iUniverse.

Boost Your Career Day
The seventh annual "Boost Your Career" Day Five-Hour Marathon-Telethon, offered by CareerQuest as a public service on December 15, 2009, was a great success. Career Doctor Don provided free career advice on the telephone, limited to five minutes per caller because of the heavy call volume.

Career Doctor Don's Column
Career Doctor Don Answers Your Questions appears as a regular feature in the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) - New Jersey Chapter newsletters. Visit to read more. The latest issue has some thoughts on Image Consulting.

Articles on
Several of our articles will continue to appear on the website The mission of this website is to "Help Garden State Business Grow."

Until we meet again through the magic of email, keep your feedback coming.

Peace! Love! Shalom!

Don Sutaria, MS, IE (Prof.)
Founder, President & Life-Work Coach

  On-Camera Feedback for Interviewing Techniques!  
Do you remember the first time you heard your own voice played back on an audio tape recorder? Didn't you sound different to yourself and a little bit scary? You had no idea that is how you sound to another person listening to you. Part of the reason we hear differently is because we hear ourselves through the air when sound waves impinge on our own eardrums, and also because the bony structure of our face transmits some sound waves.

Now switch to a video tape recorder. I bet the first time you saw yourself on videotape, there are some things you liked about yourself and some things you didn't. Consider a camera as a neutral observer. It is non-judgmental and non-critical, unlike we human beings. What you see in the video playback is how people see you. What you see is what you get!
Many companies are conducting preliminary video interviews of potential candidates because of the high cost of face-to-face interviewing. If you have learned some techniques through on-camera feedback, your chances for success improve dramatically.
In my private practice of career counseling and career coaching, I use on-camera feedback very extensively. For higher level professional jobs it is a must! Usually it is a two-hour session, which includes before and after coaching for interviews. The candidates themselves can see the difference in their enhanced styles. A copy of the videotape is given to the clients for future reference and use. Some of the advice the candidates may have heard, but never followed, consciously or unconsciously. For example, a smile on the face, a warm but firm handshake, good grooming, sitting upright, no drumming of fingers or cracking of knuckles, attentive listening, and the like. Failure to follow these norms is a sure sign of a lack of professionalism. Even good interviewees become better through this feedback and learning process.

Many companies are conducting preliminary video interviews of potential candidates because of the high cost of face-to-face interviewing. If you have learned some techniques through on-camera feedback, your chances for success improve dramatically.

Don Sutaria, also known a "Career Doctor Don", is Founder and President of CareerQuest. He has been quoted frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on radio and television and has taught at various colleges. He is the author of Career And Life Counseling From The Heart (Your Career is a Pathway to Your Soul!).

Don Sutaria, M.S., I.E. (Prof.)   
Phone: (908) 686-8400     Fax: (908) 686-8400 (on request)     Cell: (908) 377-9015   
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