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Identifying a toxic work environment before accepting a job
No matter how great the title, the pay, or the role, if a company's culture is toxic, you will regret taking the job. Fortunately, it is possible to spot a toxic culture in advance and save yourself from a bad career move.
Your interviewer looks bored … Now what? How to handle 5 awkward interview situations
Hiring isn’t easy, and interviewees often forget that there is a real person on the other side of the table. That’s why what’s always stood out to me is a candidate’s ability to treat the interview as a conversation, rather than a high-pressure game show. But sometimes, no matter how well prepared or personable you are, things can go wrong.
If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job
While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.
5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)
Sending a post-interview thank you note can really set you apart from other candidates because it signals your continued interest and solidifies a positive impression with the interviewer. Do not underestimate the follow-up! I’ve actually had hiring managers tell me to wait to schedule a second interview until we receive a thank-you note. Yup, it’s that important.
9 ways to ruin your resume in the eyes of hiring managers
Simply Hired surveyed more than 850 current and former hiring managers in the U.S., showing that the most popular way to ruin your resume is by having "a few or more grammatical errors" in the mix, at 84%.
How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview
I've been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in The Wolf of Wall Street you don't want to start talking about how sleek the pen is or more generally listing all the properties of the pen.
20+ weirdest job interview questions that have actually been asked
Every so often though, an interviewer will throw you for a loop with an oddball question that you probably would have never expected to hear. Here are some examples of the odd/weird/unusual interview questions that have actually been asked during an interview, some of which literally made us go WTF?:
This magic bullet email can land you a job
Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.
The 5 biggest mistakes people make when looking for a new job
Slow down, take your time, and avoid these five not-so-common mistakes during your next job search.
How to handle ghosting in the workplace
Career experts shed their best advice for dealing with this spooky situation, all while maintaining your professional cool.
Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?
Recruiters actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified. Here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize.
How to talk about your professional mistakes during an interview
When a recruiter asks you to divulge the details of a professional mistake you've made on the job during an interview for a position, your phrasing is crucial. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
6 reasons you’re not getting hired and how to fix them
Remove these obstacles that are preventing you from getting hired.
Here’s how to make the salary expectations question work for you
This is how to handle the salary expectations question around during the job interview process. These tips will help you get the highest salary by negotiating successfully.
25 interview questions to land you the job
I’ve assembled the following 25 job interview questions for you to ask the HR person, the recruiter, the hiring manager, and the other people with whom you interview.
What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?
Here are a few that are considered “red flag words” by interviewers.
40+ questions HR experts want every job candidate to ask
As a job seeker, you should also view every interview as a chance to evaluate if the company culture and role is the right fit for you in order to avoid accepting an offer without fully understanding what you’re getting yourself into once you start the job.
Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows
Your main goal is to put down all the red flags.
Ways to work against the stigma of being overqualified during a job interview
Exceeding the experience requirements with flying colors shouldn't be another thing to worry about, right? Wrong. Here's how to work against the stigma of being overqualified.
5 pieces of job search advice you may not have heard before
Just because you’re familiar with the nuts and bolts doesn’t mean there’s zero room left for improvement in your interview skills.
Here’s why your gut instinct is wrong at work – and how to know when it isn’t
Research that I and others have conducted on decision-making offers some clues on when we should – and shouldn’t – listen to our guts.
I’ve applied for many jobs without getting a single interview. What am I doing wrong?
Why are you not getting an interview? Our guess is you’re making the same mistake most people do: you’re making your resume about you instead of about the reader.
How to identify a toxic culture before accepting a job
There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to figuring out if a company has a toxic culture before you get hired, but there are some flags you can look for during the interview process to help you make a better decision.
How I leveraged an informational interview to land a job
Networking is something that I didn’t value (or even really understand) before I stumbled into my first informational interview.
These are the simple reasons you’re not getting hired
It’s terribly unnerving when you don’t know why employers are passing you over for jobs, and they aren’t exactly forthcoming with their reasons … until now.