My partner and I are career coaches, and we founded company after running recruiting efforts at 4 Fortune 500 companies, so we know exactly what employers want since we’ve hired thousands of individuals. In fact, we’ve identified these 6 steps to the job search that work for anyone who works them. So, in honor of
In most interviews, you have to be prepared for a 30-minute to an hour-long conversation with a hiring manager. What if you have less than 5 minutes to convince a hiring employer that you are the most qualified candidate? You may want to start practicing your elevator pitch, in case you get caught in an
In this highly competitive job market, employers and recruiters are using unconventional techniques to screen candidates. It’s not enough to just be prepared for the interview; job seekers need to be prepared to be judged even when it’s not clear they’re being judged.
You probably work with at least one person who simply gets on your nerves. Although you hate to admit it, interacting with him or her is a struggle, and the person’s actions set you on edge. You dread collaborating with this colleague–and doing so negatively affects your mood and productivity.
Many job seekers are tempted to slow down the search (or pause it altogether) during the winter holiday season. But career experts say that, if you’re looking for a new job, taking a break during the holidays is a mistake–because hiring doesn’t stop.
Now I know why I haven’t always succeeded in interviews. Being a factual, logical, sequential-thinking person, I answer questions honestly and directly. If interviewers want to know about me, I tell them. I haven’t known anything about creating “shared control” with an interviewer. I didn’t realize that by asking questions, I could literally force interviewers
Many people find it difficult to change careers because they think they have to do it in one big leap. But you can start by taking small steps that will lead you where you want to be professionally, without losing significant income or disrupting your family.
In a past life, I spent more than two years as a headhunter in the technology sector and have nothing but admiration for people who have found success in the world of recruitment. It’s competitive and requires confidence, determination and a positive mindset.
PITTSBURGH — In the words of comedian Stephen Colbert, on Oct. 28 during the biggest, most consequential, most public job interview in the U.S., the first question was one “that no one in human history has ever answered honestly.” The moderators of the third Republican presidential debate kicked off a long evening with that dreaded
If you’re dreaming of traveling the world, discovering new cultures and meeting new people, a job overseas might be just what you need. As well as fulfilling your dreams, it will help you to expand your perspectives, and might be a great move for your career – ultimately making it an experience that can make
These days, being tech savvy has a major advantage: it can lead to an in-demand career. Knowing how to navigate information technology systems, which is the software and the use of computers to manage information, is a skill that is in demand worldwide. The reason behind this is technology’s presence and constant impact on our daily
The only failure in life is to fail to learn from one’s experiences. Never is this more true than when facing involuntary separation from your job. There are any number of reasons you might be let go – from legit to legally dubious – and there are lessons to be learned from all of them.
Respect is an enviable quality, which we all want and probably deserve. But, respect is granted only to a select few in the workplace. Those are the ones who manage to balance tremendous work with office politics and communication. Wondering how to earn respect at work? Read on – in seven simple steps, you’ll have the
For individuals who aren’t keen on the idea of investing years of his or her adulthood getting degree after degree, opting for field-specific professional certifications is much faster to obtain and the programs usually take into account the skills one already has. Earning certifications to verify your industry knowledge is a powerful way to take
You’ve spent several years – and countless thousands of dollars – getting that magic piece of paper. You’ve put in the hustle, built an admirable professional network, and nabbed your all-time dream job. Turns out, though, that your dream job is a bit of a nightmare. Wondering what to do when you hate your job? Don’t panic
At the very end of almost every job interview, recruiters are likely to ask you whether you’ve got any questions. This moment can be tricky. If you think that by answering negatively, you seem well-informed and in no need for further information, you’re wrong. This answer might send a message that you’re not interested or