Career blog posts

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…

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…