Aug, 2012

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.

Aug, 2012

4 Job Search Tips While You’re Already Employed

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.

Aug, 2012

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.

Aug, 2012

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.

Aug, 2012

Questions You Should Ask on Your Next Interview

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.


Aug, 2012

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.

Aug, 2012

Discussing Interview Question: Tell Me about Yourself

Tell Me about YourselfThere is no applicant who comes in an interview that has not yet faced the question “Tell me about yourself.” For some, this question is the most challenging to answer because they don’t understand what the interviewer really wants to know.

Most applicants hate this particular question because it puts them in the spotlight. The reason why applicants should love this question and not hate it is because aside from spotlight, it also gives you control.

When this question gets thrown at you, you are now given the opportunity to describe your strengths and greatest accomplishment in a few sentences.

There is really no one surefire way to answer this question; any given answer may work for one company but not for another. Still, while there is no secret formula for this question, there is one thing to remember when answering, and that is to focus.

Aug, 2012

Tips for Using Job Boards for Your Job Search

Job Boards for Your Job SearchA job seeker needs to make use of all tools at his disposal to land a new job. Sticking with only one method in your job search will only prolong your time without a job. One tool that a job seeker can use to broaden the search is job boards.

Job boards are great places for new job seekers to find employment. They offer jobs specific to your chosen career. Check out these tips on using job boards in your job search.

Aug, 2012

4 Simple Tips to Be More Active on Your Interview

Being Active in the InterviewIn an interview, the goal of an interviewer is to know the applicant better and vice versa. The interview is the perfect opportunity for you to know more about the job and, most importantly, the best chance for you to prove that you are the perfect candidate.

If you want to prove that you are the best person for the job, you must be active during the interview. As an applicant, aside from what’s written on your resume, what you say during the interview is the only basis the interviewer has in determining your worthiness for the job.

If you are more passive than active during the interview, you can say good-bye to your chances of getting hired. So, here are some strategies to help you learn how you can be more active during the interview.

Aug, 2012

6 Head-Scratching Interview Questions and What They Mean

Weird Interview QuestionsIf you go to many interviews throughout your career, you are bound to face interview questions that just feel weird. Interviewers try to be creative with the questions they use because there are times when applicants tend to be too repetitive. They do this to test an applicant’s ability to think under pressure.