Career blog posts

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…

We all know that getting the phone interview is just the start of the battle. It’s a sign that you could be a good fit for the position, and that you are among the ten candidates or so that the company wants to screen in…

You’ve made a list of jobs you know you’re perfect for, and now you just need to get into your most creative, cover-letter-writing powerhouse state of mind. Here are 10 ways to turn on the switch:  1. Start the day off on the right foot! Beginning…

One of the most challenging questions during your interview is when the employer asks for salary requirements. Yes, it’s time to negotiate salary. It can be extremely stressful when you are face to face with your potential boss who will be paying you for the foreseeable…

It’s no secret that landing your dream job, or really any job, can be a competitive and stressful experience. This is why so many job seekers practice and rehearse prior to job interviews to ensure they come out on top. But what happens when you…

There’s something that has to change if you’re getting your resume out there but no one’s biting on it. There are a number of factors to why this may be. Most of the time it can be as simple as not following instructions carefully. Other…