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.

Confidence for a Job SearchAfter losing a job, anyone can lose all of his or her confidence. There are even times when questions start to linger on your mind: “Why me? Am I not good enough?” Not to mention the rejections you’ll face on your job search.

It’s no wonder a lot of people fail to find a new job immediately after losing their last one. They lack the necessary confidence to reassure employers of their abilities during interviews. More often than not, the loss of confidence affects everything about them in their interviews.

references for graduatesFresh out of school, college graduates don’t have much to show a hiring manager, so it is important to cover all bases in giving information—especially your references. Your grades are important for any employer to evaluate how you’ll do with the job, but that alone will not be enough. Because of your inexperience, your references will be even more important because these people can give insight as to your abilities outside the four walls of a classroom.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 20:55

4 Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated

how to keep motivationIn every decision, whether it be finding a new job or a career change, there is one important aspect that you need in order to be successful: motivation. It will keep you focused on doing what you need to do until you achieve your goal.

Sunday, 11 November 2012 10:39

The Bright Side of the Job Search

job search benefitsIn a tough economy, finding yourself in a job search is not something that anyone wants, but you can learn to accept and even embrace it. As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Given the situation, feeling bad about yourself will not do you any good. Instead, take a look at the bright side. The job search gives you an opportunity to do things you can’t when you have a job.

Thursday, 08 November 2012 21:35

Common Reasons for Phone Interviews

Reasons for Phone InterviewsIn the age of modern technology, there are a lot of ways employers do interviews to find the most qualified candidates. However, even with all of the various ways they do interviews, there is one old-school method that is widely used among employers: phone interviews.

Phone interviews have been done for years for a variety of reasons, but here we will take a look at some of the most common reasons why employer use them.

Tips for Career ChangeAfter several years in your career, you don’t feel that this is the right field you should be in. With day after day of stress from work, you feel the need to make a change. If you are having second thoughts about the career change because you don’t know how or where to start, here are tips on how to have a successful career change.

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 03:31

Five Easy Ways to Find Contact Information

Contact Information ResearchYou found a job posting that you really like, and you feel good about your chances. You prepared a resume that will impress and wrote the perfect cover letter for it. Now everything is set—all there is left to do is to send everything to the right person. You want your application to be seen by the person who calls the shots: the hiring manager. The problem is that you don't know how to reach him or her. Here are some tips on how you can find that person’s contact information:

Sunday, 04 November 2012 09:40

Managing Your Job Search Online

Job Search Online If you’re a job seeker who has embraced the power of the Internet in conducting your search, you have probably realized that it’s overwhelming. The Internet is vast and has many places where you can find a job, so you will need to manage your search.

Friday, 02 November 2012 02:36

Five Ways to Help Your Network Think of You

Job Search StrategiesWhen searching for a job, you need all the help you can get. But how can your friends help you if they don’t think of you whenever they see a job opening? The people in your network meet people every day, and these people also meet other people who could possibly help you get a job. To get people to help you, there is no need to beg them to do it.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 01:48

7 Tips for Fresh Graduates on their First Job

Tips for Fresh GraduatesAfter graduation, the time will come when you will need to join the workforce. During that time, you will be in an uncharted territory, a place where you need to learn the ins and outs of what it means to be an employee. To help you ease into that transition, here are some things you can do for a better start in your career: