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 [...]

1 06, 2021

Common Job-Hunting Mistakes 

2021-06-30T13:25:06-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Motivation, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s no question about it. job hunting can be a long, tedious and frustrating process. There’s a good chance that you’ll face some bumps in the road along the way. However, knowing the most common mistakes that job-seekers tend to make, can save you a lot of valuable time-and stress. Regardless of whether you’re looking for your first job, stuck in a job you hate, have recently become unemployed, or are looking for a career change, everyone makes mistakes. Unfortunately, even the smallest error could make or break your chances of landing a job so beware of these common mistakes.   [...]

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. [...]

7 02, 2020

Link Roundup: The Deal with Illegal Interview Questions

2020-02-07T14:19:02-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview, All About Recruiters, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Because the interview is a critical part of the hiring process, the questions that are asked should assist you in determining if the candidate and the position are a good match. However, there are certain questions that are irrelevant to the decision-making process and are considered illegal. Find out what inappropriate and illegal questions to avoid, and what to ask instead. […]

21 10, 2019

How to Answer, “What Motivates You?”

2019-10-21T11:20:57-04:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“What motivates you?” Before you’re in an interview, take the time to do a self-assessment. Ask yourself what motivates me? Is it money, is it relationships, new skills, hitting goals, leading a team, troubleshooting? Figure out all the factors that excite and motivate you before you get into the interview. That way if this question comes up – you already know your answer and can elaborate confidently. […]

14 08, 2019

Worried About an Awkward Interview? Avoid These 7 Things

2019-08-15T10:15:37-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job interviews can be stressful. Trying to make a good first impression, while also being yourself, and not being awkward while doing it – can be stressful. And when things don’t go in your favor, whether it be a wardrobe malfunction or losing your train of thought – how do you prevent an awkward interview from derailing your chances of getting hired? We’re sharing 7 things to avoid, below. […]

7 01, 2019

6 Ways to Use Job Search Rejection as a Tool

2019-01-07T11:30:04-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Job rejection, stings. We’re eager to get accepted, and whether we say the right things or we bomb the interview- either way, it hurts. However, there are so many POSITIVE ways to view rejection and SO much learning to be done. If you can acknowledge these positives, job rejection can even benefit you! Keep reading to find out how to use rejection to your advantage! […]

24 12, 2018

The 7 Types of Interviewees You Don’t Want to Be

2018-12-24T08:16:13-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Seeing candidates come and go in recruiting give us a great idea of what to do and what NOT to do in an interview. We’ve noticed that most of the “not so great” interviews have a similar pattern to them. We’ve narrowed it down to the 7 types of interviewees candidates can become during interviews. Read more to find out what they are, and make sure you don’t accidentally become one of them! […]

2 11, 2016

Interview Q: What Do People Criticize About You?

2016-11-02T17:10:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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.  […]

5 10, 2016

Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

2016-10-05T13:35:08-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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