Career blog posts

Throughout your career search, you will (hopefully) have the opportunity to showcase your candidacy in multiple job interviews. Considering it takes an average of seven interviews to win one job offer, it’s imperative that your performance is exceptional enough to propel you to the next…

What’s the biggest obstacle to getting a job interview? The phone interview. Phone interviews are also known as phone screens, for a good reason: When a company interviews you on the phone, they have more people on the phone list than they can interview in person.…

Many job seekers mistakenly believe that because corporations and organizations are closing their headquarters for the holidays, they are suspending their search for candidates for jobs they posted a month ago.Nothing could be further from the truth! The fact is that even during the holidays,…

Clearly, you want to demonstrate you have the experiences and skills for the job, but what is it that makes one candidate more favorable than the other when they both equally have the same type of experience and skills? Understand what other areas interviewers consider when…

A good thank you note will not change your qualifications for the job, but it can tip the scale in your favor if it’s down to you and another candidate. If used properly, it can also improve your standing from how you performed during the…

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…