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.

Friday, 26 October 2012 22:43

6 Factors in Choosing Your Internship

Career InternshipBefore college students graduate, they often need complete an internship program. Internships are a great way to prepare students for their future career. It gives them a deeper understanding of the path they want to take, and puts them in a situation in which they can learn firsthand what it feels like to work in their chosen profession.

Friday, 26 October 2012 04:15

Job Search Myths in a Tough Economy

Job search in a bad economyMost people would say that applying for a job in a tough economy is pointless. Companies are laying off their employees, and more people are left without jobs. While finding a job will be tough, it’s not impossible; you just need to take action in your job search. It’s also important to not let the all-too-common myths affect your job search.

Here are some myths that you shouldn’t allow to prevent you from finding a job:

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 22:41

Five Signs of a Bad Boss

Signs of a Bad Boss Having a job is great, especially in the current economic situation. However, it might not be so good to have a job when you work for a bad boss. It will only end up in another long and painful job search. Sure, you can stand their bad ways right now, but sooner or later you will want out.

If you don’t feel happy with your job right now, a bad boss might be the cause. So, if you want to know whether you have a bad boss, here are some of the telltale signs:

Not Getting InterviewsYour job search is at a standstill. You have been sending applications tirelessly for the past few weeks but can’t get seem to go over the hump. It feels like no one is interested enough to use your services. If this looks like it’s starting to become a pattern, then you may be doing something to prevent yourself from getting interviews.

Frustrated with Job SearchSearching for a job is not easy. It can take a long time before your efforts pay off. There is no secret formula that will get a job that you want. There are only guidelines that you can follow to give yourself a better shot at landing a job.

On your road to landing a job, there will be bumps along the way. There will be times when these bumps can be very frustrating—sometimes even to the point of getting in the way of your search and your effectiveness.

If you don’t want this happening, you need to learn how to handle and overcome frustration. Here are some thoughts on how to do this:

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:20

Doing Research on Your Interviewer

Research on InterviewerSo, you’ve got an upcoming interview. If you are at this stage of the job search, be proud of yourself. You are only a few steps away from finishing the job search race. Now, you need to prepare for the last lap for a strong finish.

In preparing for the interview, it will be good to do some research on your interviewer. It will arm yourself with the right information to make a strong impression and, most importantly, give you confidence.

When doing research on your interviewer, here are the things you should look for:

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 00:54

Doing a Long Distance Job Search

Long Distance Job Search

After a rough patch in your career, you’re ready for a fresh start so that you can begin your search for a new job. When seeking a job, you don’t have to limit yourself to what is available locally. You can try looking at job openings in other places.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:53

The Two Keys to Career Progress

Career ProgressionOut of college and off to find a job, some graduates think that they have it all planned out—only to find out that life outside of school is different. Once you start working, there are no set rules. The progress of your career will be in your hands. You will only be rewarded for the effort you put in.

If you want to move ahead in your career, there are a couple of things that you need to do.

Tuesday, 09 October 2012 09:04

Optimizing Your LinkedIn Page

LinkedIn Job SearchThere is no doubting the power and reach of LinkedIn. If you are a job seeker, it is a powerful tool that you need to harness. When joining LinkedIn, simply creating a profile is not enough; you will simply get lost in the thousands of other users. You need to optimize your profile page, or you will only be wasting your time.

Better Job SearchWhen talking about improving your chances for getting a job or improving your work life, you might tend to focus on improving your skills and knowledge. You might be forgetting that even with all the skills in the world, without a healthy body and mind, all of these would go to waste.