Interview Q: Do You Prefer Working Alone or on a Team?

Interview Q: Do You Prefer Working Alone or on a Team?

Acing the Interview
We all work in incredibly different ways. Some people have sticky notes posted everywhere around their desk. Others have a to-do list that they proudly check off each day. This also applies to whether you prefer to work alone or as a team member. This is something that can affect your job performance, so some companies will ask applicants during their interview process about it. It's a question that can catch you off guard, especially if you fall into the 'easy answer' trap. We'll talk about avoiding this misstep below. (more…)
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The Best Apps & Resources for Job Seekers

The Best Apps & Resources for Job Seekers

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
While we may have missed the hey day for the industrial revolution or the big tech boom, there is something we all are currently experiencing: The Age of the Apps. Applications on cell phones and web browsers can help you with pretty much anything, hence the saying 'There's an app for that.' It stands to reason that there are some apps that would be extremely handy to job seekers, and that is what we're going to discuss today! We've broken the sections below into 3 categories: Apps, Blogs, and Online Resources. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Social Network

Pop Culture Perspective
When David Fincher's 'The Social Network' hit screens in October 2010, it was strongly praised by critics. However, some believed it was a greatly dramatized version of what truly transpired. 'The Social Network' is based on the creation and founding of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Say what you will about the films accuracy, it does make for an interesting story. Also, the titular 'social network' is currently the powerhouse of all social media with 1.59 billion users. It offers some interesting career advice, which we will outline below.  (more…)
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Interview Q: What Are Your Professional Strengths?

Interview Q: What Are Your Professional Strengths?

Acing the Interview
A few weeks ago we discussed confronting an interview question about your weaknesses. Now, it's time to talk about the inverse: your professional strengths. Whereas a question about weakness could act as a trap, strengths are a different story. This question is more akin to a gentle volleyball set up for you to spike home for a point. Read on to you can make sure your answer lands in bounds. (more…)
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