Phone Screen Tips

Getting Past the Phone Screen It’s Tuesday morning; you are driving to work and your phone rings.   “Hi, it’s Mary from ‘Your Dream Company,’ do you have a few minutes?”  Oh, the dreaded phone screen!  It’s great news that they’re calling, but it’s been a few weeks since you applied, and you’ve been caught completely off guard.  So, now what? Make sure … Read more…

Job Search Tips: Networking 101

Job Search Tips: Networking 101 Searching for a new job can be intimidating, especially if it’s been a while since you’ve been in the market. I often hear about how overwhelming it can be, and it is hard to know where to even begin!  One approach the job search like any other internet search – type some keywords into Indeed or … Read more…

Setting Career Goals

New Year, New Career Goals January is a big month for setting career goals, personal goals, and New Years Resolutions.  As we move towards new beginnings, people are inspired to set new goals for the year, both personally and professionally.  Unfortunately, a lot of times these ambitions and resolutions don’t last.  Take the gym for example.  January is hands down, the … Read more…

Summer Internships

Summer Internships Dear college students welcome back to class.  Hopefully, you’re finally unpacked, getting into a rhythm and hitting the books.  Oh, and by the way, have you started thinking about your summer internships yet?  I know, it feels like you just got back and finally settled in.  You might not even be sure which classes you’re taking next quarter, … Read more…

Interview Questions to Ask

The Worst Interview Questions to Ask Imagine you’re on a first date, and things are going pretty well. You feel the chemistry and are getting excited about a second date. Your partner stares deep into your eyes and asks, “Do you have any concerns about me that I can address?” or better yet, “How do I measure up against the other people … Read more…

Getting into Management

Top 10 Tips: Getting into Management Have you thought about where you’d like to see your career go in the next five years?  A lot of people I work with tell me they want to be a manager in the future, but they’re not quite sure how to get there.  If you have your sights set on getting into management,  … Read more…

Traditional Interview Questions

The Seven Most Common Interview Questions How nice would it be to go into an interview already knowing all of the questions you were going to be asked?  Unfortunately, most employers won’t give you the interview questions in advance.  Today we’re going to break down seven of the most common interview questions that hiring managers ask. Now, here’s the deal, we … Read more…

Salary History

How To: Answering Salary History Questions The hardest questions for applicants are around salary history and expectations.   More often, this question is coming up early in the screening process.  At this point in the process, recruiters are checking that your expectations are within the range that they’re able to pay.  Give a number too high, and you disqualify yourself, … Read more…

How To Negotiate Salary

How to Negotiate Salary Here are some of our favorite tips on how to negotiate salary.  Negotiations are one of the trickiest parts of the hiring process.  Even if the offer you receive is enticing, it’s always a good idea to have these conversations with a new company.   In a lot of cases, it is much harder to negotiate salary … Read more…

Behavioral Interview Examples

Behavioral Interview Examples Behavioral interview questions are prevalent in large organizations.  Employers use them because there is a belief that past behaviors are strongly related to how people behave in the future.  So if you were able to drive results in your last job, chances are you’ll do the same in the new position. Today we’re looking at some of the … Read more…