By Larry Buhl
Is it not enough to have a resume bursting with accomplishments, an action plan for how you can benefit the company and a winning interview style to land the job? Now, you're also expected to answer brain teaser questions? Seriously?
Seriously. "This trend toward asking... Read More »
Interviews are probably the most challenging part of the job search process. You need to be ready for anything, including weird interview questions.You don't want to blurt out something inappropriate and send all of your hard work down the toilet. Avoid these inappropriate comments during your interview: Read More »
If you're job hunting, presumably you know not to stuff into your pocket the candy sitting on the interviewer's desk. And you know that the proper way to greet the president of the company is with a handshake, rather than a hug. Read More »
The drum is beating for a new job in 2013. It's up to you to make it happen, and it's not as hard as you may think. Simple steps make all the difference, especially when it comes to successful interviews.
Avoid these killer interview mistakes and you'll be that much closer to a new job. Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
You spent years honing your career, driving your on- and offline brand, and equipping yourself with the right resume. Now, you've been invited into that all-important job interview. To succeed, there are several things you should always do, but perhaps more importantly, there are... Read More »
For many people, the most stressful part of the job-hunting process is the interview. That's the time when you have to sell yourself and prove why you're perfectly suited for the job. Many well-qualified people stumble and make mistakes that kill their chances of getting the job. Here are the most common... Read More »
The current dearth of jobs may seem reason enough for the recent batch of 2 million college graduates to put their best foot forward when interviewing for jobs.
But many of them are failing to make the grade, according to the 2012 "Professionalism in the Workplace Study" from York College of Pennsylvania... Read More »
By Kaitlin Madden
Most of us can recall an embarrassing moment in our lives that was caused by nerves. Whether it was drawing a blank at a crucial time, spilling a drink on a first date or stuttering through a presentation at work, at one point or another, anxiety has gotten the best of all of us. Read More »
"What's your company's policy on Monday absences?"
"If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?"
"If this doesn't work out, can I call you to go out sometime?"
These sound like lines from a movie, but they're not. They are lines from real people ... during real job... Read More »
First interviews are a lot like first dates. Making a good impression is paramount if you want to get to round two in either process. In Pongo Resume's 'Dave's Amazing First Impression' video from the 'Don't Be Dave' series, Dave Hetherington makes all the classic first interview mistakes. The video is... Read More »
During driver's education courses, you learn what each road sign signifies. The two arrows converging means you need to merge. A squiggly arrow means the road winds. "Left Lane Ends" means, well, the left lane ends.
Sometimes you don't even need the signs to know what to expect. If you see a flurry of red... Read More »