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.

Fun OfficeEveryone needs to go to work to provide for themselves and their families. However, while we do need to go to work, not everyone is happy with their current job. This can be for a variety of reasons, and unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to motivate yourself to get up every morning and prepare for the day’s work.

Friday, 21 December 2012 20:51

6 Tips to Get the Attention of Startups

Jobs at StartupsBig companies have structured procedures that they follow. In most job openings, it takes a long time before any hiring actually happens. If you’re tired of trying to land a job at big companies with their rigid procedures, why not try seeking new opportunities at startups?

important skillsLosing a job and having to find a new one is always stressful. It’s not easy finding a job in a tough economy in which hundreds of applicants are ready to fill the position that you want.

Questions to AskIn your interview, your success greatly depends on your answers to the interviewer’s questions. A lot of emphasis is put on your responses, and this is why most experts say that you need to prepare for questions that you know will be asked.

Saturday, 15 December 2012 06:31

4 Reasons You Should Take a Break

TakeabreakWhen you’re working, you want to get your tasks done as fast as possible. However, sometimes when you’re sitting in front of your desk and working nonstop without breaks, it could do you more harm than good.

Thursday, 13 December 2012 04:04

Advantages of Helping a Coworker

Be a Helping HandIn any company, you will inevitably have coworkers that you work with day in and day out. No matter how busy you are with your own work, there are times when a coworker goes to you to ask for help. The big question is: Should you help?

In an environment where every day feels like its “every man for himself,” you might think twice about helping others. It’s understandable for an employee to think of himself first, but while it may seem like the best decision for the short term, it might not be best in the long run.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 01:47

Three Ways You Can Reduce Interview Anxiety

Interview AnxietyYou have perfected your resume and cover letter writing skills. You don’t have any problems getting interviews, either. Your weakness is that when you get to an interview, all of your poise turns to anxiety.

Don’t worry—here are some tips that can help you deal with that anxiety and be at your best the next time you have an interview.

Job Search MotivationWhen you’re working full-time for a company, it’s hard to find time to do anything after work. All of your energy has been spent throughout the day, and all you want to do is relax. However, if you don’t take action toward finding a new job, then it will take you forever to make that happen. Maybe disliking your current job is just not enough motivation for you to start looking for a new one.

Friday, 07 December 2012 23:13

How to Best Answer Why You Got Fired

getting firedThe hardest thing to talk about to a potential employer is being fired from your last job. No employee wants to discuss this with an interviewer, especially when it can affect the hiring decision. It’s natural to be concerned about what the employer might think if he finds out that you got fired, even if the reason for the firing wasn’t entirely your fault. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to have a well-prepared answer so the interview can continue smoothly.

receptionist importanceEvery time you come in for an interview, it’s not the interviewer who will greet you at the door—it’s the receptionist. The receptionist is the go-to person for everyone in the company who needs help with just about everything, from locating files to knowing whom to talk to when they need something.