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…

What to Bring to an Interview

What to bring to an interview? Do you ever wonder what to bring to an interview?  It’s always pretty amazing to see what people show up with.  I’ve had ringing cellphones, family photo albums, and even other people. Most HR and hiring managers have seen some rather odd things.  Our interview coaching clients often ask us what to bring to their … Read more…

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note

Write an Awesome Interview Thank You Note A well-crafted interview thank you note could be the tie-breaker that sets you apart from your competition and helps you get the job. If you’re even remotely interested in the position, I strongly recommend sending a note. While it’s standard interview advice, most applicants still skip this step for some reason. Here are … Read more…

Building Rapport: Making Small Talk Work for You

Building Rapport: Making Small Talk Work for You Every interview starts with a casual conversation; maybe it is about the weather, sports, or even traffic.  The hiring manager wants to put you at ease and avoid any awkward silence before the interview officially starts. It’s pretty well-known that small talk is an essential factor in building rapport for a long … Read more…

Summer Internships

Summer Internships Hey, college students, welcome back to school!   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, let alone when you’re going to start applying for an internship. … Read more…

Benefits: Unlimited Vacation

Benefits: Unlimited Vacation Imagine, you’re interviewing at a company, and they tell you that they offer unlimited vacation benefits.  Awesome, right?!  Maybe, but first, you need to do your homework.  While it’s been around for a while, it’s only offered by one to two percent of companies in the United States.  Netflix, GE, LinkedIn and a fair number of small to mid-sized … Read more…