24 08, 2021

Phone Interviews: How to Succeed

2021-09-02T08:40:23-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Initially, you may be happy that your interview is over the phone instead of in person. While you may only have to take a call for this form of an interview, it’s more difficult to make a good impression. A phone interview is also typically used as a way to thin out the candidate pool before moving on to in-person interviews. This makes it all the more important that you take the proper preparations before sitting down for the phone call. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of phone interviews and then get into specific things you should do to [...]

20 07, 2021

Creative Resumes: Are They Ok to Use?

2021-07-20T12:00:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!). When to Use a Creative Resume The easiest way to know if you should have [...]

15 07, 2021

The Essential Job Interview Checklist

2021-07-15T08:44:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job interviews may be the most nerve-wracking experiences we all have to go through in our careers. Knowing that one conversation could significantly affect your career can be rather intimidating. However, if you get too caught up in stressing about the interview itself, it can be easy to overlook certain preparations. There are steps you can take to prepare for a job interview that will help you have more control, and stay calm on the day of the interview. To help you stay organized, we've put together a handy checklist you can use before any interview! Below we've listed the [...]

13 07, 2021

Must-Ask Questions for Job Applicants

2021-07-13T10:26:38-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Most organizations have a set list of questions that they ask job applicants during an interview. This is a great way to easily, and quickly, establish whether or not a candidate will be a good fit for the company. However, there are a few key questions that you don’t want to skip. Check them out… […]

17 06, 2021

Following Up Post-Interview

2021-07-01T08:50:54-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Resources for Job Seekers|0 Comments

You’ve just interviewed for a position, and you’re pretty sure you nailed it. But you’re eager to know for sure. Did you get the job? Will you be called back for another interview? Oftentimes, your actions after the interview will play a large part in what happens next.   While there are only so many things you can do to ease the anxiety of this waiting period, knowing how to follow up and what things to steer clear of will ensure that you don’t hurt your chances of landing the job. You don’t want to annoy the [...]

17 06, 2021

When Do Employers Use References?

2021-06-30T12:29:26-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although your resume holds a lot of weight when applying to a new position, you also need previous references who will attest to who you are as an employee. Putting in the extra time and effort to select and provide references is imperative. But when do companies conduct the reference checks? […]

15 04, 2021

Answering: Do You Have Any Questions For Me?

2021-04-15T08:44:18-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Post job interview- you may be asked, “Do you have any questions for me?” and if so, you should always try to reply with a “yes”. This gives you a chance to address any questions you may have regarding the position, the company, etc. You should be prepared and your questions should be relevant and intentional. Here are some examples of questions you can ask following the initial interview. […]

6 04, 2021

Spring Clean Your Job Search

2021-04-06T10:05:22-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring has officially sprung. Crazy, I know. After such a long year, it's hard to believe that it's April again. With warmer weather and the blooming of flowers comes more motivation to clean up and get organized. If your one of those many people getting started on spring cleaning, take it one step further and spring clean your job search. Whether you've lost track due to submitting so many applications, put it on hold due to a loss of hope, or simply need to rejuvenate your job search, now is a perfect time. Here are some tips to help get you started [...]

23 03, 2021

Asking about Opportunities for Growth

2021-03-23T08:43:00-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How To, Job Efficiency, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve already discussed that interviews are a two-way street. The interviewer is NOT the only one who should ask questions as you need to ensure that the company is a good fit for you as well. A huge part in determining whether or not to pursue or accept a job offer is the growth potential! As a professional, you deserve to be invested in. Your skills, time, and work ethic are of value. And you want to make sure that the company recognizes that. There are three types of growth opportunities that should be considered when interviewing for a position. [...]

18 03, 2021

Background Checks: All You Need to Know

2021-03-18T09:01:20-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How To, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Background checks are a standard part of the hiring process for many companies. It’s not uncommon for employers to want to verify the claims an applicant has made on their resume or in their interview. Performing background checks also prevents the employer from being held responsible in the case that an employee is involved in serious misconduct, illegal activity, or another issue that could potentially bring about a negligent hiring lawsuit for the company. […]

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