Category: Tips and Tricks

Are Informational Interviews Really Worth It?

It’s no secret that networking is one of the cornerstones of a successful career and job search, and one of the most successful networking tools is the famed informational interview.  An informational interview is a discussion focused on learning — about a role, an industry, a person’s career, and so much more.  But when you’re […]

Red Flags to Watch Out for During a Job Interview

Red Flags to Watch Out for During a Job Interview  We all know that job interviews are a chance for you to get the know the company, too, but it’s easy to forget that when it feels like you’re in the hot seat. When recruiters start to fire off questions, you’re probably not focusing on […]

Should You Quit Your Job During the “Great Resignation?”

Like moving, marrying, or making another major life change, the decision to quit a job is one that most people take very seriously – and for good reason. Their finances may dwindle, they might have to relocate, or they might find that their “dream job” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But as a […]

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile That Actually Gets Results

Did you know that 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn? It sounds like the odds of being found are in your favor – until you realize you’re one of 740 million other users. Long gone are the days of just setting up a generic LinkedIn profile. If you want to be scouted by your top-choice companies, […]

Painless Ways to Network

It’s no secret that networking is one of the best ways to advance your career. According to one study from LinkedIn, 85% of jobs are filled through networking. But we get it – when your calendar is already overbooked with meetings, appointments, and family obligations (or you can’t imagine telling one more person “about yourself” […]

Resume Grammar 101

It takes the average recruiter only 6 seconds to size up a resume (6 seconds!) which is why it’s critical that every word counts. And when you’re writing in succinct bullet points, what you’re saying is just as important as how you say it. Uniform and error-free writing not only makes your resume easier for […]

Four Possible Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Hired (And What to Do About It)

We get it – the job search is tough. Sometimes it takes dozens of applications before something sticks, and even then, the initial interview might not go as planned. You might start to wonder, why won’t anyone hire me? Am I the problem? Before you resign yourself to a jumbo bag of Doritos and a […]

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 […]

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 […]