The Salary Question During an Interview

January 7th, 2015

Q: How do I answer when I’m asked about my salary preferences? A: This question is tricky because answer too high and you’ll seem too expensive of a candidate. Answer too low and you’re effectively selling yourself short. Before you go into any interview, whether it be through phone or in person, make sure you […]

The Strategic Value of Organizing Your Job Search

November 3rd, 2014

If you find it hard to keep track of your job search progress and history, consider using a site dedicated to job search organization. Doing so allows you to keep your job search information all in one place. If you don’t like the idea of extra work, the good news is that these sites do […]

5 Tips to Get Ahead on Your Job Search

October 30th, 2014

With Daylight Saving Time ending this Sunday, don’t forget that your clocks are turning an hour back! Yes, I know what you’re thinking. What that means to many of us is… an extra hour of sleep! What are you going to do with this extra hour? If you’re in the midst of a job search […]

5 Inspirational Stories of Career Changes

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March 19th, 2014

The most exciting and honestly, scary part of a career is not knowing where it can take you. We all start off our careers having a sense of certain interests we hold and fields we’d consider going into, but availability of opportunities, who we meet, how we connect to employers within the companies, and an […]

Sample Resume Templates

February 21st, 2014

Looking to create a resume or update an existing one? Two popular resume formats are the chronological and functional resume. Below are sample resume templates that showcase both styles. The Chronological Resume lists your most recent occupation at the top, followed by the next most recent occupations. Below is a sample chronological resume. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________  Janice […]

4 Tips for Email Best Practices

February 10th, 2014

  Are you following the best practices for email? Email is a popular way to correspond in a business setting, but it can also be the most flexible form of communication with rules that differ from company-to-company and person-to-person. For example, do you wonder, should I be responding via email or by phone? What should […]

Common Job Search Questions Answered

January 30th, 2014

What’s the best way to apply to a company? When should I follow-up after an interview? If you’re job searching, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. Job search can be a confusing process to navigate and find your way through, but feeling this way is a common emotion of job seeking. While a […]

Top 25 Most Responsive Employers

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January 10th, 2014

It’s a new year and whether you’re looking to start on your job search or improve your current search, today we’re sharing a helpful list of employers that can make your search better. Are you tired of submitting an application for a job, only to hear nothing back? If you’re like me, I would rather […]

How to Determine Company Culture

November 21st, 2013

                          Q: How can I figure out a company’s culture and whether it’s a right fit for me? A: To best tell a company’s culture, ask questions. During the interview, play detective and search for attributes that would be a good cultural fit […]

Spend Your Downtime At Work Productively

October 25th, 2013

If you have those days at work where you encounter downtime and wonder whether you should be taking a breather or not, keep in mind that your downtime can be used in productive ways. We all need a break once in a while, but if you find yourself aimlessly ticking away your time, this is […]