Career blog posts

Interviewing can cause you to feel anxious, but what if you could reduce last-minute stressors by gathering information and being prepared? It isn't unusual to get so excited about being invited for an interview that you forget to obtain some important details. It can be awkward…

Job seekers often agonize and stress about every step in their job search: Am I networking enough? Does my resume show that I'd excel at the job? Am I coming across well in interviews? But often job seekers will put together flawless resumes and cover…

Picture this: You’ve found a great job opening and nailed the interview process. Congratulations! But not so fast. Even if a company seems like a great place to work, it’s in your best interest to do your due diligence and suss out exactly what you’re…

To secure an informational interview. Maybe a meeting with a mentor or influencer. Or to request a job interview. At some point, you’re going to need to write cold call emails. But it’s one thing to write an email to someone you don’t already know. It’s quite…

We've all heard that being a manager does not necessarily mean that you are a leader. A true leader is a person who models behaviors that others are inspired to mirror and follow. This form of leadership is not easy to find.  If you're in…

A lot of people find the subject of salary negotiation tricky. Do you wait to bring up the salary requirements or do you wait until the potential employer does it first? When you’re dealing with an internal recruiter or a recruitment agency, they should make sure…

If you have even the most rudimentary time management system, you probably have a to-do list. But you probably don't have a not-to-do list, and that can be nearly as important in keeping you on track and ensuring that you're spending your time in the…

Most job applicants assume that once the “Send” button is pressed, the email and any attachments that go along with it, like the resume, will go directly to the hiring manager’s email inbox. What many don’t realize is that there’s the chance it’ll get filtered…

Do you get nervous before phone interviews? You are not alone… it’s very common. Here are three tips to help you feel more confident, so you give better answers in your phone interview and get invited to the next step: the face-to-face interview. 1. Wear Your…

You probably have the obvious stuff covered, like updating your resume and writing great cover letters. But here are five other things you should do while you're out of work to make the most of the time. 1. Volunteer. Volunteering for a charity or local community…