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, 24 October 2020 11:12

4 Tips for Effective Time Management

4 Tips for Effective Time ManagementDo you ever find yourself wishing you had more time in your hands so you would have accomplished more tasks? Were there times when you feel like staying at work for 8 long hours or even 10 doesn’t seem enough? Time indeed is a precious commodity. Therefore, it should be used wisely.

4 Simple Tips for Getting a RaiseWhether or not you’re earning enough with your salary, you could always use a raise. Of course, everybody would love a raise, who wouldn’t? The problem is asking for a raise is certainly easier said than done unless your boss offers you a pay raise out of the blue without you asking (which rarely happens!).

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 11:24

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Cover Letter

Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your Cover Letter 1Part of applying for a job is furnishing a cover letter alongside your resume. Cover letters are more than just formality. They are meant to help job candidates showcase the reasons why they are the right fit for the position. It provides you an opportunity to make the right first impression, explain how you’re a culture fit for the company and how you can provide value to the company.

Sunday, 20 September 2020 11:41

3 Ways to Stay Positive During a Job Search

3 Ways to Stay Positive During a Job SearchIt’s a bitter pill to swallow but we know that the job search journey isn’t the same for everyone. Some are lucky to find a job after the first try while it takes a handful of applications and attempts for others. And if you’ve been job hunting for a while now and still haven’t been lucky, you’d agree how it can be frustrating and soul-crushing. There are several moments where you probably find yourself on the verge of giving up and stop trying.

Indeed, it’s extremely challenging to stay motivated when you’ve already gone at great lengths to find a job and end up failing each time. But it’s not a reason to quit. The right and perfect job is still out there waiting for you. And while you’re working your way to finding it, here are some tips you might find useful for staying positive during a job search.

Thursday, 10 September 2020 03:35

4 Tips for a Successful Career Change

4 Tips for a Successful Career ChangeCan you recall the first time you got hired, walking to your first day at work and feeling so passionate and enthusiastic? Did you feel the same amount of passion and drive years later into that first job? If you realize later on that it wasn’t actually your cup of tea and feel like you’re only dragging yourself to work, you’re not alone.

3 Tips for Managing and Working on your Career GoalsImagine living your life with no specific direction, no goals and reasons to look ahead. Every single day would probably feel the same, going with the flow without a specific path and framework for achieving milestones. It’s the same with your career. The absence of goals will not get you anywhere and soon enough, you’ll find yourself dissatisfied with what you do, getting burnt out and unhappy with your job. This is where career goals come to play.

4 Interview Tricks That Can Help You Get HiredJob interviews are, no doubt, one of the most important aspects in one’s job search journey. If you’re desperately wanting to land a specific job, you better not blow your chances by messing up your interview. The thing is that going to a job interview can be extremely nerve-wracking whether or not it’s your first time. It takes a lot of preparation and of course, confidence. But what if you don’t feel that confident? What if you there are self-doubts and uncertainties?

4 Strategies for Doing an Effective Job SearchSearching for a job isn’t always a walk in the park. Some people may be lucky to have it easy but more often than not, this process is tedious and lengthy for others. Not to mention a job market that’s becoming increasingly competitive. So if you’re someone who’s been spending quite a while trying to land a new job, it might be high time to reflect on the methods you’ve been using. The traditional process of putting in an application and waiting for a call for an interview may hardly ever work these days. It’s time to be creative and think out of the box. Here are some new strategies you may need to try for doing an effective job search.

How to Beat Monday Blues and Start the Week HappyDoes the thought of starting a new work week make you feel upset? Do feelings of anxiety and stress loom over you on Sunday evenings and make you wish there’s a button to pause the weekend? You’re not alone. Monday blues are common among working professionals who dread getting back to work on a Monday morning.

4 Ways to Learn about a Companys CultureCultural fit is one of the critical factors hiring managers look at when hiring or rejecting a potential candidate. It refers to how well a candidate fits the existing culture of a company. But what does a company culture mean?

 

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