Career blog posts

The answers you give to a hiring manager's questions during your job interview can clearly help you clinch the position. But avoiding asking the wrong questions is as important as knowing the right types of responses to give to the interviewer's queries. With that principle in…

Salary. Base compensation. Hourly pay. Bonuses. However you define the money you make, one thing's for certain: it can be stressful asking for more of it. It's important to keep in mind that it's okay to ask, even if the execution feels uncomfortable and comes…

Dedicated. Focused. Driven. Committed. They’re all positive adjectives that you wouldn’t mind having associated with your professional reputation—nobody can blame you there. However, is there such a thing as being a little too dedicated to your career? Yes, as a matter of fact there is. While it’s understandable—and…

The phone interview is a gating process that attempts to weed out as many job seekers as possible so that the company only needs to spend time and effort interviewing the best of the best. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that you ace every…

Any type of career transition can be scary, even for the most confident of professionals. There is some element of risk required, and usually, an element of the unknown in what's next and how to implement the transition. One of the biggest challenges that people…

They say variety is the spice of life—but it can be downright poisonous to your career path. Maybe it took you a while to figure out your passion, so you dabbled in this and that. Perhaps you made a few detours in light of the…

Many job seekers miss the one step that can land them an interview and the job they’re applying for. Sure, they send in their resume or application – they may even send the additional information requested – but many of the unemployed simply fail to…

Phone interviews are really phone screens. Employers are looking for reasons to cut you from the list of people they’re interested in (because it cuts time and expense from their interviewing process). No matter what career field you’re in, there are several common phone interview questions…

Like yourself, your competition for the job of your dreams has the same goal: to be seen as the most valuable addition to the team. But with so many people shooting for the same end goal and boasting identical skills and qualifications to get there,…

When you receive a job offer and you already have a job, you are in an enviable position. It feels good to have options. But even if you don't like your current employer or job, there is still stress associated with deciding to accept a…