Job tips

The answers you give to a hiring manager's questions during your job interview can clearly help you clinch the position. But avoiding asking the wrong questions is as important as knowing the right types of responses to give to the interviewer's queries. With that principle in...

Dedicated. Focused. Driven. Committed. They’re all positive adjectives that you wouldn’t mind having associated with your professional reputation—nobody can blame you there. However, is there such a thing as being a little too dedicated to your career? Yes, as a matter of fact there is. While it’s understandable—and...

Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to...

Phone interviews are really phone screens. Employers are looking for reasons to cut you from the list of people they’re interested in (because it cuts time and expense from their interviewing process). No matter what career field you’re in, there are several common phone interview questions...

When you receive a job offer and you already have a job, you are in an enviable position. It feels good to have options. But even if you don't like your current employer or job, there is still stress associated with deciding to accept a...

As a professional managing the trajectory of your career, one of the most important assets you have is your reputation: what other people think of you, your workplace performance, and how you behave around others. Your character says a lot about your competence, likeability, and credibility...

When it comes to writing resumes, words and phrases that often are touted as no-nos are not necessarily so. For example, the word “innovative” has been condemned for overuse. As well, descriptors like “self-starter” and “results-oriented” have made the resume bad-word lists. Using these words isn’t always...

You’ve made a list of jobs you know you’re perfect for, and now you just need to get into your most creative, cover-letter-writing powerhouse state of mind. Here are 10 ways to turn on the switch:  1. Start the day off on the right foot! Beginning...

Job seekers often agonize and stress about every step in their job search: Am I networking enough? Does my resume show that I'd excel at the job? Am I coming across well in interviews? But often job seekers will put together flawless resumes and cover...