Searching for the Job

Should You Take the Job?

You think you’ve gotten through the toughest parts of the process. You’ve written your cover letter, tailored your resume, passed through the phone interview and the in-person interview with flying colors. The offer...

Curating Your Job Search

You’ve decided it’s time to leave your job. You were laid off. You were fired. You moved to a new city. All of these are circumstances under which someone will look for a new job. So there you are, blinking cursor o...

Getting Hired by a Startup

When embarking on a job search, one of the most important questions to ask is, “What kind of company would you ideally want to work for?” Some of us are attracted to nonprofit organizations, others to large gleaming...


Facebook and The Job Search

Mind your Facebook profile, job searchers. It’s advice I’ve given before, and advice the best recruiters and HR professionals in the business stick to when asked about candidates. What you put on social media can ab...

Lessons in Interviewing from ABC’s Shark Tank

My husband and I love the show Shark Tank. Every week, we excitedly flip on the TV to watch entrepreneurs receive feedback, constructive criticism and ultimately often real money from the members of the Shark Tank. There are mo...

Write a Great Cover Letter – CareerBuider Video

CareerBuilder.com isn’t just a great job search site, it also has fantastic practical tips for those looking for a job. I highly recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel for short, easy, practical tips like those in...


Achieving Success at Job Fairs

‘Tis the season for job fairs. It seems they’re everywhere right now. And while job fairs sound like a great idea when you sign up for them, most people who attend end up milling around and wasting their day, walkin...

Know Your Weaknesses

It’s one of the most common job interview questions there is: “What is your greatest weakness?” And all too often, interviewees answer this question incorrectly. Conventional wisdom tells us to spin our answer...

Getting the Biggest Bang for your Email Buck

We’ve all been there. You send that very important email, and then……………… you wait……………and no one responds. You’re spinning in your chair thinking abo...


More Interview "Don’ts"

Like anyone, I’ve interviewed for multiple jobs in my career. Some successfully, some unsuccessfully. I’ve also been in the position of interviewer many times. I do consider myself a good interviewee, and a good int...