One of the toughest questions interviewers ask is, “Tell me about your weaknesses." The question itself is simple enough, but there’s a fine line job seekers need to walk. You must be able to give a meaningful answer without making yourself appear unqualified for the role. It’s nerve-racking even … [Read more...] about How to Talk About Your Weaknessess in an Interview
Most job seekers believe the process of obtaining a new job is straightforward: you apply, interview, and if you’re lucky, you’ll receive a job offer. If you don’t? Rinse and repeat. In reality, job searching is far more nuanced than playing a game of large numbers. For some professionals, what … [Read more...] about Should You Take That Counteroffer? 5 Questions to Ensure You’re Making the Right Decision
It is natural to be nervous before an interview! You may be wondering what type of questions they will ask you. You may even be feeling stressed about how to prepare and appear confident on interview day. If you are looking for some simple ways to look and feel more confident during your interview, … [Read more...] about Want to Look More Confident and Prepared During Your Interview? Here’s How!
When you are looking for a new role, it’s important to have a resume that properly reflects the skills and professional experiences you bring to prospective employers. However, some companies like to get creative with their job titles. If you have held a position where your job title doesn’t clearly … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities
Being offered a new job is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Searching for that job, on the other hand...well, no one likes that. Aside from the anxiety of opening yourself up to potential rejection, there’s a lot of information to remember (company research, scrubbing your social, … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Say No: Building Your List of Job Dealbreakers
Last year was an adjustment for our personal and professional lives. Many employees found themselves balancing a new remote work structure with e-learning/childcare, caring for family members with compromised immune systems, mentally adjusting to new social distancing and sanitation routines, etc. … [Read more...] about High Tensions and Close Quarters: Three Tips to Effectively Work From Home With a Partner
Employee turnover comes at a very high cost to an organization. A lack of dependable, long-term employees can affect the integrity of institutional knowledge, lower employee morale, and dramatically increase operational costs. If your workforce is suffering from a lack of reliability, the best thing … [Read more...] about You Can Count on These 5 Interview Questions to Find Dependable Professionals
Forgetting an item that you need for your first day of work is easy to do, but if you are starting your first remote job, forgetting something critical for first-day success is even easier. We have put together a checklist of the commonly overlooked aspects of preparing for your first day of working … [Read more...] about Starting a New Remote Job? Check out This Checklist!
It’s no secret how nerve-racking interviews can be, but what if I told you there was a way to ace your next interview using the science of psychology? Well, there is and, it’s not even really that much of a secret! Even though the person sitting across from you in an interview room can seem … [Read more...] about Hack Your Next Interview with these 5 Easy Psychology Tricks
The term “elevator pitch” or elevator speech gets used a lot in the professional world, but what exactly is it and what does it mean? You’re not trying to educate someone on all things elevators! Your elevator pitch is a verbal snapshot of you as a professional that is meant to grab your listener’s … [Read more...] about 8 Do’s and Don’ts for Building a Bad*ss Elevator Pitch
During your job search, you come across a job that piques your interest. You reach out to the recruiter either through email or by applying to the job. You connect and schedule a time to talk further, but in between that initial outreach and your scheduled call, something happens. Circumstances … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: What Your Silence Actually Says
If you have ever searched for a job, you’ll know that a prospective employer won’t make a hiring decision based on one interaction with you; there are stages to the interview and hiring process. In today’s world, because so many employers use the telephone to make crucial hiring decisions, it can be … [Read more...] about The Differences Between a Phone Interview and a Phone Screen
Virtual interviews are becoming a popular tool in the hiring world. During a virtual interview, the candidate and employer meet face-to-face via computer (technically speaking, webcam to webcam) rather than in person. This is a relatively new occurrence and if you’re not familiar with all aspects of … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Technology Tips That Will Take Your Virtual Interview to the Next Level
If you are someone who has worked mostly (or exclusively) in face-to-face customer service roles, it is easy to psych yourself out when you are looking for a job in today’s world. Many roles in today’s employment landscape are at all or --at least partially-- remote. But not to fear! There are … [Read more...] about How Does Your Face-to-Face Customer Service Experience Translate to Remote Roles?
Whether it’s through grip or greeting, you can learn a lot about someone from their handshake. It only takes a few seconds to do, but your handshake communicates confidence, respect, friendliness, etc. And, if you’re (un)lucky enough, you might just learn about the health of the person on the … [Read more...] about Waving Goodbye to the Handshake: Creative Alternatives You Can Try on Your Next Interview
One of the greatest feelings in the world is receiving a job offer. Not only is it flattering to learn you are the best fit for a role and someone sees potential in you, but it’s also incredibly validating when all your hard work pays off. Being selected as the best professional for a job should put … [Read more...] about Thank You, Next: How to Professionally Decline a Job Offer
In recent months, remote work has become more popular and, arguably, necessary to keep professionals safe during the current pandemic. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies already had work from home (WFH) programs available, but for every company that had a robust remote work program in … [Read more...] about 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Assess a Company’s Remote Work Structure
Has inspiration struck? Are you ready to transition into a position involving your newfound passion? Maybe you went to school for something and had a change of heart once you got a job in your field? Whatever reason you may have for wanting a professional change, you have determined it is time for … [Read more...] about 8 Essential Steps to Ensure a Smooth Transition to a New Career