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How to Explain Why You're Searching for a New Job

Monday, September 17, 2018

During a job interview, it's common for the interviewer to ask why you're looking for a new job. The company's goal is to hire somebody who is qualified and capable of doing the work at a high level. This much should be obvious. However, the company also wants to be sure it hires someone motivated, someone who will stay with the company for the long haul. It costs a lot of time and money to hire and train new ...

What to Do If You Hate Your Job

Friday, September 14, 2018

Article by Sophia Dembling Melissa Thrailkill just isn't sure what to do. Thrailkill is a family law attorney in private practice in Dallas. She loves helping people and being her own boss. She relishes not having to deal with office politics or play nice with people she doesn't like. She's happy outside of a corporate environment, not "dealing with gossip, faking friendships, the typical BS," she says. "I'm not going to get on the sailboat with the executive ...

To Find Hidden Jobs, Run a Proactive Job Search

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

When I explain to my clients that networking correctly is the most effective way to find a great job, about 99 percent of them say they hate networking. Even super skilled, relationship-building-is-my-middle-name salespeople! Good networking involves relationship-developing conversations, not ask-a-stranger-for-a-job transactions. Think of it this way: In an interview, the hiring manager calls you in, runs the meeting, and asks you the questions. Conversely, in a networking meeting or informational ...

The Secret to a Successful Transition From Military to Civilian Life

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Veterans sacrifice a lot of things to serve their country, but a normal life once they return from duty shouldn't be one of them. A crucial step to take after your service ends is getting a job. The good news is there are legions of employers out there that can benefit from the skills and discipline you learned in the armed forces. In fact, a great number of them actively seek ...

How Honest Should You Be in an Exit Interview?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The decision to give your notice is a difficult one to make. While no job is perfect, there are surely things you will be sad to leave behind. Your exit interview serves as an opportunity to share feedback and help the company find ways to improve. But beware: The questions asked during an exit interview may stir some ...

The Illegal Question in the Room

Monday, September 10, 2018

Today, I want to talk about the elephant in the room of recruiting — something that everybody knows but nobody likes to talk about. That elephant? Illegal interview questions. I've often wondered how people could still be asking illegal questions in 2018, and my best guess is this: Hiring managers are rarely trained on how to interview people. After all, the interview process seems self-explanatory. Ask some questions, learn about the candidate, and ...

4 Things You Need to Know About Your Painfully Long Job Search

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The job search can easily become all-consuming, wreaking havoc on your self-esteem. It's natural to be disappointed when you don't get an offer for a job you had your heart set on. When you find yourself in a trend of rejection that lasts for months, it's all too easy to start wondering whether something is wrong with ...

How to Leverage a Side Hustle to Support Your Dream Job

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

People typically start a side hustle with one of two goals in mind: to make extra money and/or to gain more experience in a field. Both of these are great reasons to take on a side hustle, but there is one more that people don't often talk about: taking on a side hustle to support a dream job. Let's face it: Dream jobs are not always the best-paying jobs, especially in the creative world. Sometimes it takes a long time ...

Back to School Basics: How to Launch Your First Job Search

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I learned this summer that some people have never learned to job hunt in our current climate, whether because they've never had to do it before or because the rules have changed since the last time they hit the market. In the spirit of the back-to-school season, I've decided to cover the fundamentals. Welcome to Job Search 101! (Don't worry if some of this seems complicated — I'll be covering each aspect in ...

4 B2B Product Marketing Offers to Help You Capture an Audience

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Even in the world of B2B, a good offer holds incredible sales and marketing power. While special offers are ubiquitous in all sales and marketing verticals, the types of offers that work well in B2B are slightly different from those that work in B2C. Here four types of offers to consider for more effective B2B marketing: 1. The Time-Based Offer The time-based offer is a ...

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