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.

Saturday, 20 April 2013 05:51

7 Tips to Writing Your First Resume

Resume WritingEveryone needs a good resume in order to get a job, but not everyone can write a good resume on the first try. Most people think that writing a resume is easy but find out otherwise when employers don’t respond. Compiling bits of information and calling it a resume doesn’t make it a resume. You need to craft it so that employers see the value you can bring to their company.

Informational InterviewThere are times when sending hundreds of resumes to companies is just not enough, so taking a new approach might be warranted. For some, the approach they take is doing informational interviews. Why? It’s a great way to build your network and open up new opportunities while gaining deeper insight into your particular field.

The job search today is like a roller coaster -- intense, fast, sometimes even scary. However, if you’re prepared and have enough information in your arsenal, you’ll do a much better job at succeeding in the job search, now and in the future.

Small TalkHaving a great resume will help you get noticed by an employer, but this won’t be enough to get you hired. Whether you like it or not, most of the time the job doesn’t really go to the best candidate, but to the one the employer likes best. This might seem unfair, but it’s the truth; it’s about looking for the right chemistry.

Evaluating a CompanyWhen you’re looking for a new job, chances are that you’re seeking an upgrade. It doesn’t make sense for you to go work at a company that is no better than the last one. After all, when you spend at least eight hours of your day working, the last thing you need is an added source of stress.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 02:10

How to Address Your Layoff

LayoffA layoff is one of the most common problems of job seekers in recent years. A lot of job seekers today have been hit by the mass layoffs during the economic downturn, and most companies are still just starting to get back on their feet.

Resume GapEmployment is a major part of our lives; it’s what helps us fulfill our daily needs. However, there comes a point when you need to take time off in order to attend to something: caring for a sick relative, raising a family, traveling, or going back to school. Now you’re ready to get back to work, but the problem is that you now have a huge gap in your work history. How do you explain it to a potential employer?

Interview AnswerEvery day, countless interviews take place in companies around the country. In those interviews, job seekers are faced with all sorts of interview questions—some easy, and some hard. Today, we’ll be looking at how to answer one of the toughest interview questions:

Are you interviewing for anyone else/any other companies?

Inappropriate Interview QuestionsHaving been a job seeker for so long, you are bound to face an interviewer who’s not well informed—one who doesn’t know what to ask and what not to ask. It’s a familiar situation; chances are if you haven’t been asked inappropriate or weird questions, you will eventually face one. So how do you face these questions?

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:37

8 Tips for Every Confused Fresh Grad

Fresh GraduateEvery young kid wants to be somebody; this is what drove you from elementary through college to do your best so that when the time came, you would be able to get the job that you want.