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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Succeed in a Work From Home Job

  How to Succeed in a Work From Home Job For those of us who have spent our careers in an office, a working from home sounds like a dream!  No commute, no dress code, no co-workers stealing your lunch from the shared fridge and best of all, a lot fewer interruptions than those open office floor plans.  While working … Read more…

What Takes so Long? Inside the Hiring Process

What Takes so Long? Inside the Hiring Process One of the biggest complaints I’ve heard throughout my career is that the hiring process takes way too long.  Applicants don’t get it, and nothing frustrates hiring managers more than this.  A lot of times, HR gets the blame for this too.  I’ve seen company goals of 60 to 90 calendar days … Read more…

Video Interview Tips

Video Interview Tips: How to Get the Job Imagine an interview where you record your responses into a camera with no one watching.  You’re given a question to respond to and a countdown to start talking.  You give your best response to your webcam and then hit stop.  You might see your face on the screen as you are recording or … Read more…

Social Media for Job Seekers: Part 3

Social Media for Job Seekers Part 3: Lessons Learned Every day people are finding new ways to use social media to get a job.  As a job seeker, creativity will get you noticed.  This is the last post in our Social Media series, and we wanted to share some of the successes and failures we’ve come across.  I Take a moment … Read more…

Social Media for Job Seekers

Social Media for Job Seekers Part 1: The Basics More and more companies are using social media as a method of attracting qualified candidates to their positions. In our Social Media for Job Seekers, we explore the what, why, and how to maximize these sites to find your next job. Why Social Media A 2016 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) survey, found … Read more…

Resume Objective

The Resume Objective is Dead. If it’s been awhile since you’ve updated your resume, you might still have an objective at the top.  I remember struggling to write a creative objective to say  “Hey you, I want a job.  I want this job because it’s awesome”.  The resume objective was a nice way of telling the employer that you were … Read more…