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.

Thursday, 21 March 2013 11:23

5 of the Worst Interview Answers

Bad answersYou come to an interview hoping to impress the interviewer, but instead you do the exact opposite. You think your answers are the best, but in reality you’re ruining your chances of getting the job. So if you’re using any of these answers in the interview, it’s time to scrap them and find something better.

Job Search NetworkNetworking is a subject that is sometimes brought up when discussing the job search. However, it’s generally not something that’s talked about unless someone is actively looking for a job. The problem is, most people think you only network during a job search.

Employer ReasonsJob seekers typically want to know why they didn’t get job, so that they’ll know what mistakes they made or perhaps what skills they lack so they can improve their chances next time. Unfortunately, most employers don’t reveal the reasons why they turned you down. Here’s why:

Door to opportunitiesIn a few months, college graduates will be flocking to companies in the hope of getting hired for their first job. For a select few standouts, it’s the companies who come to them; for the vast majority, it’s an uphill battle.

Saturday, 16 March 2013 03:24

4 Interview Mistakes by Fresh Graduates

Interview MistakesIt’s been a long time coming. For years you’ve worked your way through college. Those sleepless nights will finally come to an end as graduation day approaches. Now, all you’re worried about is hearing back from the companies you’ve sent resumes to.

Friday, 15 March 2013 12:20

6 Steps to Preparing for a Career Change

Career ChangeA career change is a big decision for anyone. Sometimes we entertain the idea but never actually move beyond that. It’s a cycle where you find yourself frustrated with your career; you feel that you need to make a change, but decide against it anyway. The months and years go by, and you’re still stuck with an unsatisfying career.

According to a recent survey by the American Staffing Association, 38% of working adults say they are likely to change careers within the next year. Yet far fewer will make the jump. Here are some action steps to help.

Stuck in Job SearchLooking for a job is not easy, especially in today’s job market. Chances are that you know how it feels and how difficult it can be. You’re probably aware of some of things that you need to avoid when you’re searching. You know that you should never be late, or submit a resume that is full of typos, or bad-mouth a former employer. Hopefully you’ve been avoiding these mistakes, as they will greatly reduce your chances of getting a job. Still, there are a number of other things you might be doing, and you can’t stop doing them until you’re aware of them.

The interviewing process can be complicated. Interviewers -- and the experience that goes along with them -- can come in all shapes, sizes, and quite often, personalities. So, how can candidates be sure they are reading each situation appropriately? And how can they ensure they land the job in the end?

Getting a Job OfferGood job on writing the perfect cover letter and resume and getting yourself an interview... and congratulations for a job well done on getting a job offer! But don’t celebrate yet, because there are still things left to do.

Stuck SearchingAs job seeker, you often have thoughts about when you’ll finally get a job again. You’re constantly driven by these thoughts. There’s nothing you’d like more than to get hired and finally be able to get a good night’s sleep.