5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

General Job Search Advice
When it comes time to seriously consider a job opportunity, it's easy to get tunnel vision. Many candidates get caught up thinking about, company size, and their responsibilities. These are all important considerations to take into account, but there are others things you should factor in. In today's blog we'll be discussing a few different tactics to evaluate a job offer that you may not have thought of. Check them out below! (more…)
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Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
'References available upon request' shows up on probably 50% of the resumes we see in our office. The phrase is certainly popular, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right to use. It's easy to fall into the consensus trap and think a practice is right just because it is widespread. We'll look beyond the psychology, and discuss why it may make sense to leave the phrase off of your resume. (more…)
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Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Acing the Interview
Going into an interview, you can anticipate the purpose of most questions being asked. They are trying to discover if you will be a good fit for the position. They also want to know if you're a hard worker and a good fit with company culture. However, some questions simply want to discover what kind of person you are. When you are asked to describe yourself in one word, this is what they are trying to uncover. We'll explain how you should frame your answer after the break. (more…)
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Interview Q: What Do People Criticize About You?

Interview Q: What Do People Criticize About You?

Acing the Interview
Criticism can be  hard to deal with. No matter how constructive it is intended to be, it can be hurtful. However, sometimes there is merit to that criticism, especially in a work environment. Nobody is perfect, and we all have room for improvement in certain areas. This question is used to determine if you understand that everyone has room for improvement.  (more…)
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7 Interview Monsters You Don’t Want to Be

Acing the Interview
Working in recruiting, we see many interviews in just one day. Seeing so many candidates come and go gives us a great idea of what to do and what NOT to do in an interview. Overtime, we've noticed that most bad interviews follow similar patterns. We've narrowed it down to the 7 monsters bad candidates become during interviews. Read on to make sure you don't turn in to one of these interview monsters when you sit to chat with a potential employer. (more…)
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Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

Acing the Interview
If you've been in the work force long enough to grow a network, you've probably noticed something. As you talk to more professionals, it seems that most people no longer work in the industry where their career began. This is something that can occur for a few different reasons. For some workers, they simply receive a better offer in a different industry. Others grow tired of the same type of work and want to branch out. Or perhaps they discover a passion they never previously knew existed. No matter the case, it's not uncommon to switch careers. However, it can be interesting to address this in an interview. We'll discuss how to address your career change in an interview. (more…)
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