May 21, 2020
Interviewing is difficult for everyone, but it’s particularly challenging for introverts. Building rapport with people quickly and getting them to like you plays a big role in how well your interview begins and it sets the tone for the rest of the meeting. For many people, this can create a real barrier between you and your dream job. If interviewing is stressful for you—don’t worry, 99% of people (introverts or not) feel the same way. But, if you struggle to talk to people in general or feel you’re not able to easily connect with people you don’t know, then you’re going to need some help. Here are 5 interview tips to help you come out of your shell and have an easier time talking about yourself:
April 17, 2020
Digital interviews are more common than ever these days as we all navigate through Covid-19. While no longer considered unusual, they are still awkward—especially if you're not prepared. Employers are looking for technical savviness, confidence, polish, and adaptability. Demonstrating these key skills virtually takes a little finesse and a great sense of humor. What's the best way to prepare? Check out these 7 tips for acing your next video interview.
March 31, 2020
Things have changed a lot over the last few weeks due to Coronavirus. Adjusting to this new “normal” is a process for everyone. For many, the prospect of being without a job just became higher, and this adds a new layer of anxiety at an already stressful time. Whether you’ve already been laid off, or you fear that you may be in the future, here are 5 things you can do today to position yourself for better success should you find yourself suddenly in the job market.
October 24, 2019
Passion and interest in your work matter more than ever when it comes to job satisfaction, but what isn’t discussed often enough is the importance we all place on other things like marketability, flexibility, status, earning potential, and meaningful work. Whether you’re a recent graduate struggling to settle into the right career, or a working professional who isn’t feeling satisfied in your existing role, it’s time to ask yourself this question: What matters most in your career?
October 17, 2019
We receive countless questions from job seekers and career changers asking how to talk about tricky educational situations. Whether you never went to college, never finished your degree, or want to know if choosing a “for profit” university will hurt your chances of getting a call back, we have some advice that will help you navigate through the murky waters that surround the education section on your resume. Here are 3 commonly asked questions (and answers) about how to address awkward educational issues during interviews:
October 09, 2019
There are many different kinds of interviews, but most employers still seem to ask the same basic questions. Set yourself apart from your competition by offering unique, specific, and well-researched responses. Make sure you DON’T
respond to standard interview questions in a way that puts the interviewer to sleep:
September 05, 2019
After several years of low unemployment, job seekers have forgotten what it was like ten years ago to look for a job. Regardless of how happy we are in our current roles or how secure we think our positions are, job security is always an illusion—whether unemployment is low or not. A false sense of job security can cause people to neglect to forge valuable professional contacts, both in and out of their industry, because they feel networking isn’t necessary. But networking is always a good idea! Here are 5 ways you can network while employed and improve your career prospects now and down the road:
April 26, 2019
We’re seeing so many college graduates entering the workforce without direction and plenty of mid-level professionals who are unhappy at work, but find the process of a career change both scary and expensive. College degrees as status symbols still exist, but how far does that really carry us these days? This topic has come up for us a lot lately—is a bachelor’s degree still worth the cost?
March 22, 2019
Did you know that 98% of applicants don’t even make it to the interview stage? With odds as terrible as these, your job search isn’t going anywhere if you focus all of your time on online applications and then sit and wait to be called for an interview. Get your resume past the robots with these simple but effective tips:
February 28, 2019
We tell our clients the best way to land a job is to utilize your existing network. But when your network is on the small side, it can be challenging to find people who can help. With a large portion of posted jobs being by outside search firms, working with a recruiter is a common part of the process these days. However, we often find that job seekers see recruiters as a barrier, not an asset. Here are 3 reasons why working with a recruiter is the missing link in your job search