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5 Things That You Didn’t Know About Phone Interviews

So, you applied for the job of your dreams and guess what—the hiring manager called you back! However, they do not want you to come in for an interview yet. This company conducts the first interview by phone. The concept of […]

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Avoid These 10 Phrases on Your Resume At All Costs

There are many ways to customize your resume and make it more appealing for potential employers. Some of these methods make your resume more likely to slip past the automated resume sorting system, and others are designed to impress human […]

5 Simple Elements You Don’t Want to Leave Out of Your Resume

You know that when you write your resume, you need to include your name, contact information, educational background and work history. However, sometimes the little things will help your resume stand out from the rest. If you want to be […]

How To Answer The Interview Question, “What Salary Are You Looking For?”

“What salary are you looking for” is not the job interview trick question some people believe it to be. As you endeavor to learn how to answer interview questions properly, this is something you’re going to want to keep in […]

Three Proven Ways to Explain Resume Gaps

You spent hours putting together an incredible resume. You have plenty of relevant experience for the job, and your references are impeccable. What is the only thing holding you back from sending off your resume to all the top companies […]

Don’t Go On Another Interview Without Making These 5 Preparations

Job interviews are stressful situations. However, you can reduce your level of stress by properly preparing for the big day. Each interview (and interviewee) is a little different, but these five steps will help you feel better prepared for what […]

Surprisingly Simple Psychological Tricks for Acing Your Interviews

Four minutes. That’s the average amount of time it takes interviewers to decide whether or not they’re going to hire you after they meet you for the first time. That means your first impression has to be a good one […]

7 Red Flags That Say to Quit Your Job

Waking up sweating and screaming from incessant nightmares about work is probably a good sign that it’s time to quit and look for a different job. Thrivas, a leader among staffing agencies, serve up seven more red flags that may indicate it’s […]

Are You Making These Critical Job Application Mistakes?

Filling out job applications does not involve the same process that it once did. While you may still fill out a paper application for some organizations, this is the exception rather than the rule. Most applications are completed online or […]

3 Ways to Use Technology to Get the Callback

So, you have applied for that dream job with the firm you admire more than any other, and it has been a couple of weeks with no reply. What should you do? You could ignore it—assuming that since you have […]

4 Potential Disasters to Avoid When Interviewing With Competitors

When you are working to find the perfect position for you, it could mean that you wind up interviewing at a direct competitor. Interviewing for someone who is in the same industry is a tricky situation. Here are four situations […]

7 Things You Don’t Know About Online Applications

Today more companies than ever before are utilizing online applications. Luckily, these are easy on applicants as well as the organizations themselves. However, how much do you actually know about these applications? Consider seven things you do not know about […]

Avoid These 5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Your cover letter may be free of spelling and grammatical errors – but it could still be riddled with faux pas that serve as an instant turn off. Make your first impression a remarkable one by avoiding these top five […]

Five Little-Known Job Search Secrets

Searching for a job is never easy, and it is not anyone’s idea of a good time. However, some people seem to have a knack for it more so than others do. Have you ever wondered why your friend, relative […]

Battling Nervous Behaviors During Job Interviews

Everyone is nervous when interviewing for a new job. It makes complete sense, of course. However, some people have more trouble than others dealing with this nervousness. If you are one of those people who tend towards severe agitation—perhaps with […]

Getting Past the Robot – Simple Tips to Get Your Resume Seen

Applicant tracking systems save time for busy HR departments that may be inundated with thousands of resumes every year. These screening tools quickly search through the resumes and pull out only the best ones for an actual hiring professional to […]

Ask Away! – A Brief Guide to Asking Questions on An Interview

When a potential employer calls you in for a job interview, you expect that much of the time will be spent answering questions. After all, this is your time to tell the employer more about your skills and you as […]

Interview Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, the typical job interview is rife with situations that you could probably live without. From the “tell me about yourself” to the handshake goodbye, the entire experience can be overwhelming for introverts. While you may never get […]

5 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out From The Crowd

When you are searching for a job today, social media can be either a big help or major hindrance in the process. One of the most useful of these social media networks for job seekers is LinkedIn. However, if you […]

Interviewing With a Panel – Tips for the Big Day

Is there anything more daunting than getting word that you will be undergoing a panel interview? While the idea of a job interview with multiple “bigwigs” at one sitting can be extremely overwhelming, the result can be beneficial. In fact, […]