Career blog posts

Has this ever happened to you? Out of the blue, your phone rings. It's someone from a company you supposedly applied to but you didn't catch the company name or the job title. This scenario is fairly common, and how you manage it can determine…

You’ve sent in your resume and you got called for the interview. You’ve been preparing for weeks and you’re ready to impress the hiring manager. Make sure you don’t forget to do these things before the big day. 1. Research The Company, The Position, And Your…

Cracking the code of the behavioral interview is the holy grail for those who find themselves having to go through human resources on the way to the next career position. Let’s focus on style, not content. Until we have the right style in front of…

The words you choose to use and how you choose to present information on the resume can dramatically impact the results you get. As a job seeker, you have to remember that your goal with the resume is to make immediate impact by impressing hiring…

Having friends at work is a blessing: You have someone to eat lunch with, a sounding board for ideas, and a supportive shoulder to lean on when the boss is being completely unreasonable. Besides, you likely spend eight-plus hours a day, five days a week with them—which…

Before accepting a job, it’s important to understand a few things about the company (and about yourself). The last thing you want to do is take a job now only to leave in six months because you’re miserable. Here are some things you should think…

If you received a call after your job interview inviting you to come back in for a second interview, congratulations. In most cases, an invitation for a second interview means that the employer is seriously considering you for the position. That's good news. However, if you're…

Do you see networking as too complicated, too time-consuming, and too fake? That’s understandable. We’re all way too busy, and we’ve all seen the slimy schmoozer who’s given networking such a bad name—we don’t want to be like that. The problem is that networking really is…

If you were Googling “thank you note after interview” in the hopes that someone on the world wide web would tell you they’re outdated and relieve you of your duty, you’re in the wrong place. Like it or not, thank you notes are a must.…