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.

Monday, 24 September 2012 09:06

5 Mistakes That Interviewers Make

Interviewer MistakesHiring is a big decision for any company; it can either help a company to prosper or hold it back. Before hiring, interviewers sift through applicants carefully in order to hire the best one. Still, even though hiring someone is a big decision, managers make mistakes in their interviewing, leading to bad hires. Here is a list of common interviewer mistakes:

Monday, 24 September 2012 09:02

How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

Types of Bad InterviewersEveryone is unique and different in their own way. Interviewers, like job seekers, have different personalities. There are good and bad interviewers, and sometimes you will face a bad one. So, what should you do when faced with a bad interviewer? Below is a list of the types of bad interviewers and how you can turn the situation around.

Saturday, 22 September 2012 11:05

3 Bad Excuses for Failing Your Job Search

Job Search ExcusesYou are at the point of your career where nothing seems to be going right, you feel that you are doing your best and yet that is still not enough. Are you really doing your best or perhaps making excuses for failing to get hired.

This is a look at some of the terrible reasons of job seekers for failing their job search:

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 22:22

Power of Vocabulary in Interviews

Interview VocabularyComing to an interview, it is expected to be well dressed, have prepared answers to common interview questions, and have a copy of your resume; these are all equally important in impressing an interviewer and showing that you are a worthy candidate. However, all of these common practices will not be enough—if you really intend to ace an interview, look at your vocabulary.

Bad Work HabitsWhen you are employed, it’s easy to relax and forget about the hardships of not having a job, which can lead to bad habits in the workplace. If you don’t want to go back to the job search, here are some habits that you should avoid.

Working for a Small BusinessesIt’s no secret that small businesses have been responsible for a large part of the job creation in the past few years. As a result, more job seekers are applying to small businesses in addition to the usual big corporations. However, before joining a small business, there are some things you need to consider first.

Friday, 07 September 2012 10:24

6 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

Interview Answers to AvoidBefore an interview, any good applicant will do his or her best to research and prepare for their interview, even to the point of preparing an answer to every known interview question. However, there are times in the middle of a conversation that what you say is different from what you have planned. This could be the reason you don’t get hired even when you have the necessary qualifications.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:09

Working for a Previous Employer

Reconnecting with Previous EmployersOftentimes when leaving a company, job seekers burn bridges without ever looking. Ideally, however, when resigning to work for another company, no bridges should be burned. You don’t want to transfer to a new company and end the relationships you have worked so hard to build. When you leave on good terms with everyone—especially the employer—it could even led to the opportunity to work for them again someday.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:05

Surefire Ways to Kill a Job Offer

Job Offer MistakesEvery job seeker’s dream is a job offer. Receiving an offer is the light at the end of the tunnel—no more submitting a resume or researching a company for an interview. What if the offer was not the one you were expecting? How will you handle the situation? Here are some surefire ways to turn a wonderful situation into a dreadful one:

Friday, 31 August 2012 00:37

Four Things that Ruin a Job Search

Mistakes in Job SearchIn a perfect world, everyone has a job that they love and that pays well. In the real world, though, most people change jobs a number of times in the course of their career. In between jobs, there is no way to know exactly how long it will take for you find a new job. There are things that job seekers do, however, that ruin the job search.