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.

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.

employed job searchWhen you face the reality that you need to find a new job because of the need for better compensation, or perhaps you just want to face new challenges, you are up against a major dilemma. You want to be able to keep your current job while looking for a new job. The secret is knowing how to balance your work and job search.

Here are some tips on how you can conduct your search while maintaining your performance at your current job.

Friday, 31 August 2012 00:29

Should I Accept a Counter-Offer?

Job Counter-OfferWhen you started looking for a new job, you wanted to leave due of a lot of factors. After several weeks of sending your resume to countless companies and going to interviews, you finally get a job offer that is exactly what you are looking for. You spoke with your current employer to let them know that you are leaving. However, your boss gave you a counter-offer that you can’t resist. Should you accept it, or not? Here are some reasons why you should not take the counter-offer.

Thursday, 23 August 2012 22:45

Doing Research on the Company Culture

research company cultureWhen a company gives you an offer, you consider the compensation and benefits. Those are important factors before accepting a job, no doubt, but company culture is just as important. You want to work for a company where you will enjoy the environment. Otherwise, even the best compensation and benefits will not suffice to keep you there.

If you are about to decide whose offer to accept, do some research on how the company culture first. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind.

Interview Question to AskAfter almost every interview, the interviewer will ask if you have any questions. This is a perfect opportunity for you to know the company and the position better. You need to prepare questions beforehand so that even if you can’t think of any questions at the time of the interview, you will have something ready.


Thursday, 23 August 2012 03:02

5 Reasons You Are Not Getting Job Offers

Getting Job OfferYou sent out several resumes to prospective employers and got a handful of interviews. You go to each of them highly prepared, dressed properly, and with a smile on your face, but even after all of that, not even one makes you an offer.

Wondering why? Here are five reasons you are not getting job offers.