Alan Carniol

Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.

Broken RelationshipAs we grow up, we learn that we are not superhuman and that there are limitations to what we can achieve by ourselves. It’s a fact of life that we need the help of others to achieve our goals in life. This certainly holds true in one’s career, and that’s why it’s important to maintain our professional relationships.

Body LanguageEveryone is nervous before an interview—it’s a fact that no one can deny—but that’s no reason to let your body language ruin your chances of getting the job. Let’s look at the five body language signals that you should definitely avoid in an interview.

objective in a resume

Back in school, when teachers and professors talked about how to write a resume, it all looked so simple and straightforward. By the time you actually need to write a resume and get rejected repeatedly, it’s only then that you find out it’s not so simple after all.

resume pictureA picture is worth a thousand words; this well-known saying is true in every sense. There are many things that are better explained through pictures than words, but if you’re currently looking for a job, you are better off using words than pictures in explaining why they should hire you. Here are three reasons why you should leave the picture off of your resume.

Turned DownGone are the days when getting a job was simple. Nowadays, a job seeker has to go through a number of hurdles just to get an interview. Even then, there are still a lot of obstacles that you have to overcome. With the stress that comes with an interview, you are bound to make a mistake if you don’t plan properly.

Save Money If it’s been a while since you last looked for work, you might be surprised by the expenses you can incur when doing a job search. Don’t let the cost of looking for a job discourage you, however. There are some things you can do to save money during your job search.

Interview AttireWhat we wear has a major influence on how people perceive us. It shows our personality and who we are even before we say a word to a person. It instantly tells people our story and creates a lasting first impression.

Interview Red FlagsWhen you’re looking for a job and see a job posting that you are interested in, it’s only natural to want to know more about the company. After all, you’ll be spending at least 40 hours a week there, so you just want to know that you’ll be in a place that you’ll like.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 23:52

6 Ways You Can Overcome Being Overqualified

Being OverqualifiedJob seekers face many different kinds of problems. There are those who lack the right set of skills and experiences, and there are those who worry being overqualified. Most people would assume that being overqualified is not so bad; after all, you already have the skills to do the job. In reality, though, it’s a big problem.

Fresh Grad MistakesGraduating from college and getting your first job is a big milestone. However, this milestone comes with new challenges. Being in the workforce is different from being in school, so it’s no wonder that most new graduates often make mistakes. Here are some of them: