Career blog posts

A baker recently shared her prize-winning cake recipe. Not surprisingly, it contained quite a few ingredients that needed to be accurately measured and combined in a very specific order. When you don't follow the recipe, unfortunate results will likely ensue. The same thing goes for job…

How would you like to get a raise before you have the job offer? It is possible, and candidates are doing it right now. Employers are not averse to increasing pay packages to secure the right candidate. If you have the kind of specialist skill or…

Burnout. You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can result from chronic stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse…

While you may think coding, data analysis and accounting skills are the must have ones in this technology driven era, they aren’t the only ones. There are also many "soft skills" that can help propel your career to the next level. From the ability to learn…

You’ve heard it before, “Network in order to optimize your job search.” How exactly do you go about networking? It depends on the way you build relationships and the industry you are targeting. Is the industry you seek employment in best penetrated online or offline? It’s not as…

The cover letter may be a second thought to many job seekers because there’s the feeling that employers aren’t going to read it, but the fact is you never know if it’ll get read or not. There are certainly employers who just go straight to…

Whenever you are rooting for your favorite sports team, nothing makes your heart sink more than when it loses due to its own ineptitude, fumbles or unforced errors. Too often, people also fail to progress in their job search because they self-destruct, even when they would…

Asking questions in your job interview not only makes you stand out in positive ways, it also helps you find out things you need to know (during the interview and before you take the job). Asking these seven questions in your job interview will put you…