Impressive Interviewing

Prepare for the Career Fair: The Specifics

Last Thursday the University of Wisconsin-Madison held their annual Fall Career and Internship Fair. As a senior at this university I, along with many of my peers, attended the fair to talk to various companies and put my face ...

Interviewing with Honesty

There is a lot of advice out there for what to say, and what not to say, during a job interview. You’re supposed to be concise, but not robotic, confident, but not arrogant, and so on. It seems that none of this advice ev...

What Your Boss Is Reading…Before They Become Your Boss

As a recruiter, I frequently ask and give advice on how to interview. Everything is in play–from how to schedule the interview to what happens immediately afterward…weeks afterward. The one thing I tell people to ke...


Repeat After Me: Stress is My Friend

Huh? Stress is my friend? Since when? Since I watched this fabulous Ted Talk featuring Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist! By way of background, many people have described me as high-strung, nervous, jumpy, edgy, energetic...

What to Say When Your Resume Has an Annoying Gap

Have you ever had a resume gap? A break in your timeline that makes you cringe and fills you with a certain shame when you even THINK about interviewing? You think all sorts of crazy thoughts.  Things like, What if “they...

Can the Sorority Stereotype Help or Hurt Your Job Interview?

One of the most uncomfortable moments for me during a job interview is being asked a question in which the response leads to the mention of my experience in a sorority. Most of the time I don’t know enough about the person I...


Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interviews

Even before obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree this past May, I’d interviewed numerous places across varied work fields, usually landing a job no problem. The interview has always been my strongest asset during the job search; ...

Power Inside an Elevator

The Elevator. We’ve all been in one. Usually we are awkwardly starting at the buttons, the ceiling, the floor, anything to not make contact with the other riders traveling up and down that small confined box. It’s p...

The 4 Moments of Truth in the Hiring Process

When you’re searching for a job, it can feel like every moment, every conversation, every communication, is equally as important as any other. The truth, though, is that there are some key moments in any job search or int...


The Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interview Thank You Notes

Repeat after me (no, seriously, do it): the thank you note is not dead. Recently, it seems many believe it is. In my own hiring practices at Career Girl Network, and from countless friends who hire regularly, I’ve heard s...