How to Prepare for an Interview: Free Professional Attire So You Can Show Up Dressed for Success

Originally posted on Gradcast:
Just about any advice you will ever receive on the subject of how to prepare for an interview will include tips on the importance of dressing professionally. But how are you supposed to show up dressed in professional clothing when the whole reason for the interview is that you don’t have a job…

Stay Organized In The Job Hunt

If you are in the process of looking for employment, it’s helpful to remember where you applied.  You want to connect the dots when someone calls back for an interview.  It will certainly come in handy when you start sending out resumes and applying for job applications left and right.  It will also prevent applying […]

Common Interview Questions: Be Ready to Answer These

Whether you’re getting ready for a specific job interview or just sharpening your skills for the future, rehearsing a mock interview is a great way to help you prepare. Ask a friend or colleague to play the role of the boss and practice greeting the interviewer, maintaining eye contact, sitting for an hour in an […]

4 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

#1: The Conflict Question – Employers love to ask potential employees how they have overcome conflict in the past. Sometimes employers will make this question job specific. Other times, they keep it general on purpose just to see your response. Regardless of the specificity, keep your answer professional. Even if you’ve never held a public […]

How to Follow-up After a Job Interview (Without Being Annoying)

So you’ve just finished another job interview, and you feel like you’ve aced it. Now what? This post will let you know the best ways to follow up after a job interview without being annoying. First–before you even walk out the door–ask what the next steps will be. This can relieve a great deal of […]

Reasons Employers will not tell you why they didn’t hire you

We often hear of common reasons why we don’t get the job, yet we never hear it from the employer’s mouth.  No job interviewer will ever tell potential candidates why someone else was chosen.  It’s easy to ask them why, but is the answer true or something to make you feel better?  The Reasons Employers will […]

Nobody Will Hire Me…What am I Doing Wrong?

Ever wonder if there is out there some list of top reasons why companies won’t hire you?  A magic formula that you can address, apply to yourself and reverse your fortune? Okay, yes, every hiring decision may be different in some way. And, no, there may not be any actual list of reasons for not hiring a […]

7 Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day has been around for a long time, and is widely considered the most romantic day of the year. Named after one of many Catholic Church declared saints, St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in several countries throughout the world.  Here are some fun facts about Valentine’s Day that you may not have known. Just behind […]

Remain Positive During Periods of Unemployment

Looking for work when you are unemployed is a cycle everyone goes through.  Whether you are Finding your first Job, been unemployed for a while, or suddenly lost your job, there is no substitute…we must stay positive.  However, it is tough to stay positive when there is so much negative energy surrounding you.  If you […]

A Proofreading Service is a Must for Self-Marketing

A professional looking social media site, website, or document isn’t complete without proofreading.  Placing documents online is going to catch a lot of eyes, and these eyes are going to spot any grammar or spelling mistakes on the site.  Bad English composition is going to ruin strategies involving Marketing yourself, social network, to find a job and […]

Resume: Listing Achievements Rather than Responsibilities

Daily Writing Tips has a pretty good series of suggestions on resume writing. Let’s focus on item 13, “Achievements instead of responsibilities.” Many people when listing what their roles were at previous places of employment will simply list what their job titles and maybe a brief sentence of their responsibilities. For example: Programmer/Analyst with responsibility […]


5 Things to Never Say in an Interview

You did it! You landed that all important interview. This means that your potential new employer liked what they saw on your application, and would like to get to know you a bit better. After all, they wouldn’t have called you had you not impressed them. So if you want to continue to impress them, […]

Do You Know What Your Resume Says About You?

Do you know what your resume says about you? There is a wealth of information contained in that document–aside from your skills and experience– much of which you may not even be aware of. Experts say that a recruiter will scan you resume for about six seconds before deciding whether or not to give you […]

How to Prepare for an Interview: The Tough Questions

Most of us feel nervous going to a job interview, whether it’s our first one or the twentieth time we’ve done it. The best way to calm those nerves is to be prepared, and the best way to prepare yourself is to practice. What follows are two examples of difficult question categories to help you […]

Celebrating Christmas Around the World

We all celebrate Christmas in different ways. Some people open presents on Christmas Eve, while other wait until the morning of Christmas Day. Some people eat ham and turkey, while others prefer Italian food or pizza. But did you know that in Australia they oftentimes celebrate Christmas on the beach because December in Australia is […]

How to Prepare for an Interview: The Basics

So you’ve landed an interview for your first professional job; your first real job. You’re excited, anxious and nervous all at the same time. On one hand, the day can’t get here quick enough, and on the other, it’s coming up way too fast. This is a good time to slow down, take a deep breath and […]

It’s Not All About your Answers: Interviewing Tips for Memorable Interactions

There is a lot of focus on questions an interviewer will ask you, and the best way to answer them. What’s less discussed, and just as important, are the questions you ask the interviewer. Asking poignant questions during an interview could be what makes you stand out when there are many qualified candidates. Consider these tips as […]

Resume Writing: 5 Reference Errors you can’t Afford to Make

Crafting the perfect resume is crucial to job success. Not only is it important in getting your foot in the door and landing that interview, it also much important after the fact. Those who you list as references can sometimes make or break your chances of a job offer. Don’t make these common mistakes. Never […]

Weaving Volunteer Work in Your Resume

One in five employers hired a candidate because of their volunteer work.  While that doesn’t sound good, candidates need to add everything they can through Resume Writing to increase their chances of being hired.  Volunteer work is another way of making sure you’re the best candidate for the job. Volunteer work is an excellent way to show […]

5 Bad Interview Questions that Should Make you Reconsider the Job

The interview is perhaps the most important aspect in deciding whether you get the job. And while you are most likely more worried about looking the part and rehearsing your lines, your potential HR representative might be out for blood, and you may be their target. After all, an interview is just as much about […]

Before Getting a Job in the Technical Industry, Fix Your Virtual Life

Employers spend a lot of time and money to hire the right workers. They typically like to look beyond your resume and cover letter to decide whether to bring you in for an interview. Many check what you’ve been doing online to see if you fit in with their corporate culture. So before even think […]

What You Don’t Want to do During an Interview

Knowing what to not do during an interview might just make the difference in whether or not you get that job! Having the experience and background necessary for a position is important of course, but how you present yourself is also incredibly important. Here on some tips on what to avoid doing and saying at your interview! […]

What Employers Specifically Look for During an Interview

Many articles focus on what you need to do to prepare, ace and what to wear for the interview.  Employers, on the other hand, have one goal in mind:  to find the right employee.  As many interviewees will mention, training for the interview is not the same as being in one.  It’s hard to read […]


The Fine Art of Quitting

Twenty-five year old Marina Shifrin quit her job recently. For Ms. Shifrin, a former of employee of Taiwanese animation company Next Media Generation, the traditional process of separation that includes a polite letter of resignation apparently failed to fit the bill. Instead, Ms. Shifrin sent a very powerful message to her employer — and to the world.  […]

Dental Assistants- Do You Want to Love Your Job?

The days of the white-collared, starched hat nurses in the dental office are gone. These ladies have been replaced by tech-savvy, upbeat assistants who work as a team to accomplish patient services with a minimized number of steps. Do you have the latest info on the job market for dental assistants? Dentists are realizing that […]

Resume Writing for the Perfect Job

Some things never change, like Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic. But the modern-day job search — and resume writing – is definitely different from even just a few years ago. The prevalence of computers and the Internet in today’s world has radically altered the way you will search for and apply to jobs these days. So […]

Job Market (DOL) Statistics for HVAC/R: Salary Information

When the air-conditioning goes out or the heater starts blowing hot air in the middle of summer, it’s time to call heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, also known as technicians. They keep climate control systems in working order. Their training can come from post-secondary programs that last from six months to two years, or from […]

Four Interviewing Tips for Today’s Job Market.

In a world where much of the application process is done online the process of preparing for a job interview is becoming a lost art. If you’re in the market for a new job here are a few helpful interviewing tips to help you prepare. We can’t guarantee you the position but, if you follow […]

Resume Writing Tips

No one will argue that the job market is tough in this day and age. More and more people who have been in the work force for 30+ years are finding themselves unemployed and unable to pay their bills. With all this unemployment, the competition for available jobs is growing every day. That is why […]

Keep up with your “Online” Resume

Since the explosion of social media, the traditional resume has changed.  Most companies are still looking for a paper copy of a resume, but prospective employers do not stop there.  They will review your online “resume” as well. An online resume is not one thing, and it is something that can change from day to day.  […]

Resume Writing Tips You Need to Know to Get an Interview

With competition constantly growing in the job market, you want to make sure you do everything possible to set yourself aside from other potential employees. The best way to do this is by having a resume that will impress your future employer. According to a Huffington Post article, employers spend only 6 seconds on your […]

Job Tips on Blue Collar Industries: Switching Gears After Working in a White Collar Career

Finding job tips on blue collar industries used to be considerably different to how it works today. According to, you didn’t even need a resume several decades ago to apply for a blue collar job. All that was necessary then was listing what skills you had rather than needing to know everything you’d done […]

Feel Confident with these Interviewing Tips

Depending on how much experience you have at it, interviewing for a job can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Most people find they are uneasy about the idea of “selling” themselves and feel apprehension over potentially unexpected questions. Not to worry, here are some interviewing tips that should prepare you and keep you relatively calm. Research […]

How to Market Yourself Using a Social Network

You’d never think life is all about “marketing yourself” to an employer, that is, until you have to market yourself to an employer. In the advertising and marketing industry, life is all about brand imaging that creates customer loyalty. But, if you stop and think about it — you are a brand. You may ask: […]

Social Media Mistakes That Can Leave You Jobless

“Of 2,184 hiring managers recently surveyed by CareerBuilder, one-fifth said a candidate’s online profile helped them land a position. More often, though, it backfires: 43 percent said they found information that led them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year,” — Bloomberg Businessweek, June 27, 2013. Odds are good you’re involved […]

Keep Your Resume Current While Unemployed: Gaps in Employment Don’t Have to Be a Liability

Is it really possible to keep a resume current while unemployed? In today’s economy where wide gaps of unemployment can easily occur, new techniques in brushing up resumes have to be done to effectively explain things. Certain secrets apply, and it all involves the ability to show action through words. Prove You Were Busy There […]

Sites offer free templates and general info on writing a resume for anyone looking for a job

In my experience, writing, rewriting and reviewing resumes, I have found that a number of very skilled individuals often do not have typical resumes. This may be a direct result of many years of services within one company, or prior positions that simply didn’t require a resume. Sometimes technical, military or public service individuals follow […]

Interviewing Tips and Trends: It May No Longer Be All About Yourself

Is it possible that the interviewing tips job-seekers have been using for decades are now outdated? Even though the “Me” decade might have been considered the crux of the 1970s when the economy was also on a downturn, many people since then have adhered to the interview concept of boasting about personal credentials. But according […]


4 Ways to Market Yourself to Get an Employer to Hire You

In today’s world, gaining entrance to the job or career of your dreams involves marketing yourself like a pro. Marketing a product, in this case you, means selling what you have to offer, your skill set and experience, to a potential employer in an effective way. Treat yourself like a professional marketing client, use these […]