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    Are You Prepared for a Job Interview?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a recent college graduate, a systems analyst, or a high-level executive with an annual income of several million dollars. What all people have in common is the need to know how to prepare for a job interview. The reason is that the job interview is nothing less than a contest, …

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    Is Your Social Media Synched with Your Career Goals

    Why is the phenomenon of social media so important?

    Social media serve to develop mutual relationships based on trust. It is a very broad-based approach, as opposed to traditional networking, which is more targeted and narrower. For example, if you have a LinkedIn profile, a Web site, or a blog, people come to you to …

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    3 Ways to Excel in Finding a Suitable Job

    Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic. People wrote their own résumés, had them edited by trusted friends, and walked into the interview with confidence about having been for a long time in the previous job that he must have been good at because of a lengthy tenure. Since then, though, the …

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    5 Ways to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

    Interview Best Practices

    An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager (the person who has the authority to hire) is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews. A candidate has two challenges: first, to convince the hiring manager that he is the ideal candidate for the position, and second, …

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    8 Tips for Increasing Your Social Network

    Disclaimer: Social networking is not a substitute for attending social events, talking with others on the phone, or having lunch with someone.

    To me, there is no question of the growing importance of social networking for people in transition who are looking for their next career stop. However, for many middle-aged people, social networking may …

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    A Few Tips for Frustrated Job-Seekers

    Job Hunting

    Most if not all job seekers reach at some point a heightened level of frustration with their job search process. It’s easy to understand, and it might be justifiable to blame the complex and convoluted job search process. It’s difficult to improve efficiency and speed up the process. Loosely explained, efficiency is output over input …

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    8 Tips to Evaluate Cultural Fit

    Many articles point to the fact that the job interview is really all about the so-called cultural fit of the candidate, provided the skill and experience requirements are met as well of course. The thing is that in addition to the hiring manager, several other company members, too, are interviewing candidates to add their own …

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    10 Best Job Search Recommendations

    Please also keep in mind that job search by someone who is employed differs significantly from job search by someone who is unemployed. The latter is, typically, more motivated, the person can devote more time to it, and the unemployed job seeker’s actions should not be done covertly. This article focuses primarily on job seekers …

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    How to Interview With the PC

    And you thought a phone interview is challenging. How about the next phase, which will involve using Webcam also known as video technology? Many major employers have become more sophisticated in the use of such technology and are using the services of companies like Interview Stream for Webcam interviewing. The Webcam is an additional selection …

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    Tips for Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

    Finding a Job

    In the current job market, it’s not unusual for people to be looking for jobs over many months. It’s a very competitive market, and job openings are few. This situation is amplified by the herd mentality whereby people deploy the job search strategies commonly used in the past. For example, asking people about their target …

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