Career blog posts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for growing your professional network, that is.  That’s because it’s the holiday party season, which gives you ample opportunity to meet and greet people who could potentially connect you to your next job, client or lucrative side gig. But…

You skim over your cover letter (for about the 100th time) to ensure no careless grammatical errors slipped through the cracks. You even double-check that you didn’t misspell your own name. After finally hitting the “send” button, your email whizzes into cyberspace, leaving you with…

If you're hoping that the new year will bring a new salary, time is running out for you to make a case to your employer for a year-end raise. Here are the answers to common questions you might have about raises, including how to ask…

A great cover letter is worth the time and effort it takes to write it. Employers do read cover letters, and they do accept or reject candidates based on what they see. The cover letter is where the employer will get their very first impression…

The job interview is an essential part of the screening process for employers.It helps employers dig deep beyond the resume to find out about: 1) your experience and skills for the job, 2) whether you’re a good fit to its workplace culture, and 3) your…

Why do hiring managers ask tricky job interview questions? They ask because for them, hiring you is a risk. They try to minimize the risk by asking questions designed to uncover problems with you or your qualifications. Answer them well, and they will feel comfortable…

We are in the final days of 2015, but it is never too late to end the year on a high note. We often make resolutions for the new year in January, but why not start now? Here's how to generate a plan and set realistic…

People hire people they like. So, while your skills and experience are important elements to securing a job offer, your ability to build rapport in an interview is just as important. The rapport you establish during an interview can greatly impact the impression you leave…

Today, more and more employers are conducting phone interviews before inviting job candidates to an in-person meeting. With more applicants available for each opening, employers do not have the time to invest in a meeting for every candidate that simply looks good on paper. Phone…