Category: Career

Addressing the F Word: How to Talk About Getting Fired in Your Next Job Interview

Remember that time (two months ago) when you were called into your jerk-of-a-boss’ office (who you could swear had it out for you since day one) and were asked to kindly pack up your cubicle, return your employee ID, and leave immediately? Yeah – saying “that sucked” is putting it mildly. But after 6 weeks […]

How To Handle Multiple Job Offers

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously, this topic may make your eyes roll. After all, who doesn’t want to be courted by multiple companies at the same time?   But those who have been there – or are there right now – know that juggling competing offers […]

So, You Want to Switch Industries. Now What?

It’s true that you don’t have to work at the same job for your whole life.  In fact, now more than ever, the impact of the pandemic has led to an increase in those considering a career change – with a recent Washington Post-Schar School poll showing that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. workers under 40 […]

The Make-Or-Break Moment: How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

Introducing yourself to a recruiter sounds like an easy win – after all, you know all about yourself – but the opening “So, tell me about yourself,” stumps most people in job interviews. Summing up years (possibly decades) of experience in a succinct statement that relates to the position you’re applying for isn’t something most […]

Let’s Talk Benefits: Five Benefits (Other Than Your Salary) to Negotiate With a New Job Offer

The interview is behind you, your references have cleared, and after waiting for what feels like forever, you get the call you’ve been waiting for. You’re hired!   If you’re like most people, the first thing that pops into your mind is how plum a paycheck you can negotiate. And while we would never discourage […]

Resumes: Remove These Seven Things Right Now

Your resume is one of – if not the most – important document of your career. A one-page document is typically all it takes for a recruiter to decide whether they should pass on a candidate, which is why every aspect of your resume, from the formatting to the skills section, should reflect your abilities and professionalism. That’s why we spend so much time talking about what should be on a resume, but you might be wondering, what shouldn’t be on your resume?

Here are seven things you should remove from your resume right now.

Career and Job Search Advice for Graduates

Top companies want tech-savvy employees with relevant skills, compelling personal brands, and meaningful internships who can quickly be productive in their organization. That’s a tall order for seasoned professionals, let alone recent college grads. In fact, less than 50% of recent grads report feeling prepared for their careers.

Conquer Asking For a Raise or Bonus To Maximize Your Success

Asking for more money can be a scary proposition. It can seem awkward to broach the subject, but the reality is that you work in exchange for fair compensation. Most good bosses will expect you to raise the topic of your compensation from time to time and be ready to have an honest dialogue with […]

Strategies to Tackle Employment Gaps in Your Job History

If you look online, you’ll find tons of advice for explaining gaps in your employment history. The reason this is so often discussed is that employment gaps can signal that you are unreliable to hiring managers. However, you can employ plenty of good strategies to overcome this obstacle as you establish the game plan for […]

Build Your Success Story Bank Today For Your Dream Job Tomorrow: Here’s How

We’ve all seen the headlines. Millions out of work due to COVID-19. That’s millions of people now searching for what’s next in their career story and competing for new opportunities.  When I see these headlines, I also think of something else. The millions of people who have lost the chance to bank their success stories. Success […]