Searching for the Job

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Hunters

We’ve all met them, and we all hate them (well, I suppose unless you are one of them). They’re the person who, when searching for a job and asked “How’s it going?” say something like, “ItR...

The Rise of the “Microjob”

You likely have friends who are freelancers – either for a single company or for multiple companies. You also likely know individuals who are consultants, either in-house with a consulting firm or with their own consultin...

How to Look Good on a Webcam

A while back, we shared with you an article all about “Skyping for Success” – using Skype for networking and the job search. And as Skype and other video chat forms become more popular in the business world, w...


Beat the Dreaded Computerized Hiring Test

More and more companies are using them, and they could mean the difference between a job offer and a “thanks, but no thanks” response from a potential employer – it’s the dreaded computerized hiring test...

Bounce Back After a Bad Interview

Everyone has done it – you think you’re prepared, you think you want the job, you think you know what questions they’ll ask – and then something happens that completely derails your job interview and lea...

Erasing Resume Blunders

Sometimes we all wish our life could come equipped with one big eraser – that those things we’re ashamed of or wish hadn’t happened could all but disappear. Unfortunately, though, all of the erasers in our liv...


Cruising Through the HR Screening

Interview processes come in all shapes and sizes. From processes that involve multiple visits with what seems like countless interviewers to processes that include a single in-person interview immediately followed by an offer, ...

“Tell Me About Yourself” and Other Translations to Interview Questions

If you’ve ever been through a job search, you know that every interview question is code for something else. It’s just a matter of figuring out what those questions mean. Here are a few of my favorite translations: ...

Resumes Outside the Box

One of the biggest barriers individuals find in jumping into a job search is inevitably the dreaded resume. If you’ve been in your job a few years, maybe a decade even, chances are your resume is gathering dust in a drawe...


Who’s Interviewing You? Dig Deeper!

You have an interview tomorrow, and all that you know is a list of who’s interviewing you. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you probably jump onto the company’s website to check out the interviewers...