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, 19 January 2013 01:24

Do happy people earn more money?

Earn moneyRecently I heard someone ask that exact question. There's actually a well-researched answer.

Today, many top academic psychologists study what makes people perform better. This research includes studying happiness and job satisfaction.

Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:42

6 Easy Tips for Job Fair Success

Job Fair SuccessThere are different avenues for you to move forward in your job search, and one of these is job fairs. Job fairs are a valuable resource not only for companies looking to fill a position, but more importantly for people who are currently unemployed or looking to change jobs.

New Year Job Search TipYou may feel New Year’s resolutions are a total waste. That’s actually not true.

I recently learned a statistic that surprised me, in a good way.  Did you know 10% of people succeed with their new year’s resolutions?

Why do they succeed? They do things a bit differently. Let me explain.

gap in work historyA gap in work history used to be a disadvantage in landing a job. Or in getting invited for an interview. Employers worried that such a resume gap meant out of date skills, and perhaps a decreased work ethic.

For some top firms, that view has changed.

Monday, 14 January 2013 08:11

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Next Interview

Dos and DontsWhether interviewing for an entry-level job or an executive position, it will never be easy. It is one of those things where no matter what you do, you can’t completely eliminate the nervousness or anxiety. The only thing that you can do is minimize that feeling by preparing yourself for the unknown and arming yourself with knowledge.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 08:05

Helping a Friend When they Lose a Job

Helping a friendLosing a job is not something you want to happen to you or anyone else. Everyone needs to have a job to keep a roof over their head and support their family. This is why you shouldn’t think twice about giving a hand to a friend or family when they lose a job.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 02:27

Ways to Make a Bad Day into a Good One

Bad DaysYou can’t expect every day to go your way. There are times when you will feel that the world is against you. You will have bad days when you least expect it. They may come during or before a big interview. The important thing is to not let a bad day take control. Here are some ways you can make your day better.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 04:43

Writing Your First Resume

First ResumeWhen it’s your first time writing a resume, it can feel a little overwhelming. You’re required to fill up a piece of paper with your skills and experience—things you might not have in abundant quantities yet. The good news is that when you’re seeking an entry-level position, you only need to specify general categories—unless you happen to have some specific, relevant skills and experience.

Sunday, 06 January 2013 09:42

Five Ways to be a Smarter Job Seeker

Smart Job SeekerWhen you’ve been out of a job for an extended period of time, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the emotions and frustrations. You can’t think clearly anymore and your judgment will be clouded, in the end hurting your chances of even landing an interview.

New Year Job Search TipsThe year 2012 is now behind us, and 2013 is unfolding. The new year is the perfect time to start fresh. If, in the last few months, you’ve failed to get any interviews or come up short with your interview answers, it’s as good a time as any to make a change.