You have just gotten the interview and the hiring manager said it’s a lunch interview tomorrow at 1:00. You have never had a lunch interview before or have not had one for quite some time. What do you do? Read More
It’s the night before your dream interview and you are getting ready. You’ve researched the job and the company, you have directions to the interview, and now it is time to pick your outfit. First general rule of thumb: always dress one step above of what people wear to work at that company. Read More
Having a positive mindset is important in your job search. However, job search length has become much longer in the past few years no matter you are trying to change your job or are currently out of work. It’s understandable for job seekers to get discouraged after job hunting for a while, but without results. Keeping a positive mindset constantly will be important during this time period. Read More
“Your major was what?! What in the world are you going to do with that major?” Have you heard this before? If college was a time to major in a subject that was really interesting but not much consideration for future careers, then this blog is for you. Having a degree that doesn’t connect to an obvious profession doesn’t have to limit what you can do in life. In fact, it can open many opportunities.
An article published in HR Magazine (the most widely read and respected human resources publication in the world) told the story of a physician who didn’t get a job at a small mid-west town hospital because she liked books on witchcraft on her Facebook page. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Facebook content resulting in lost job opportunities. In today’s age of social media, looking up future employees is the common trend for hiring managers, and as the article in HR Magazine stated, “There is nothing that screams more accurately who you are than a Facebook page.” So how can you clean up your Facebook so it’s appropriate? Read More
March madness is coming towards the end. If you’re a basketball fan, you have had your pen out and your brackets filled, and your fair share of ups and downs. While your mind might be on the court, the game of basketball and the game of interviewing have a lot in common. Don’t believe me? Check this out: Read More
You find a job that looks interesting, you go to the interview looking your best to see if the job is a good fit, you go home and wait by the phone for the call back… Sound familiar? Maybe like a first date? If you think about it, the process of getting a job is very much like dating. For both dating and job searching, there are the do’s and don’ts. Not surprisingly, there are many parallels between them.
Staying positive is key to a successful job search. With the future of the economy a little up in the air right now, staying positive helps keeping your job search battery charged. So how does a job seeker in this market stay positive during the uncertainty? Here are some suggestions: Read More