Career blog posts

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…

In any job interview, they’ll want you to tell them about your previous job (or your current job). Part of the reason is to determine your experience level, but as you give the answer, you also reveal a lot about your personality, attitude, and work…

You’re relatively green for a position you’re pursuing, yet you somehow landed the interview anyway. No sooner than the pleasantries have been exchanged, the interviewer goes right for the, “So, you seem to be a bit light on experience for this role. Can you tell…

In almost every office, there are ‘lucky’ employees given formidable projects like setting up a new department or coming up with strategies for re-branding the company. Then, of course, there are those assigned to do the so-called grunt work such as alphabetizing clients’ files, updating suppliers’…

As a professional managing the trajectory of your career, one of the most important assets you have is your reputation: what other people think of you, your workplace performance, and how you behave around others. Your character says a lot about your competence, likeability, and credibility…

When it comes to writing resumes, words and phrases that often are touted as no-nos are not necessarily so. For example, the word “innovative” has been condemned for overuse. As well, descriptors like “self-starter” and “results-oriented” have made the resume bad-word lists. Using these words isn’t always…