Career blog posts

There are a lot of theories and formulas out there that tell you how to plan and execute a successful career. But if you talk to the real achievers, those who have dramatically increased their professional standings and earnings, there are two – that is all, exactly…

Everyone knows: the job search can be a stressful time marked by hopeful ups and defeating downs. You get excited about new leads, then suffer disappointment when it doesn’t work out. Everyone also knows: This is normal. During your job search, however, we tend to forget just…

During the interview process, your future manager is sizing you up, not just to see if you can do the job, but to evaluate what type of employee you'll be. The real test happens during your first 90 days on the job. Will you be…

An elevator pitch is essentially used to help you gain the interest of people to talk to you when there is only a window of 20 seconds or less to speak – the amount of time you may be in the elevator with the CEO…

Sometimes, you’re in a job interview and out of left field comes a question so bizarre that you have no idea how it could possibly apply to this job. Why do interviewers ask oddball interview questions? Almost always, it’s because they are trying to get…

Ever wonder what a potential boss wants to hear in an interview? What exactly can you say that will increase your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager,…

Your attitude can impact your behavior and ultimately your job search results. Even if you can offer employers the exact experience and skills they are looking for (and more), you’ll have trouble getting the job unless you carry the right attitude. The wrong attitude leads to…

Salary negotiations are one of the most nerve-wracking parts of job-hunting. Because of that, people often make mistakes that end up costing them big money down the road. Here are five salary negotiation mistakes to avoid in order to maximize how much money ends up in…

Don’t let your employment status dictate how much you enjoy the holidays. It can be hard to stay positive during the holidays when those aunts and uncles are nagging you about your job search and old friends are asking what you’re doing for work these…