“Any questions?” -- an opportunity that too few candidates take advantage of to learn more about an employer and the role they’re hoping to get. Interviews are a two-way street: a chance for interviewers to learn about your background, skills, and experiences, and a chance for you to determine whether this role is the right fit for you. Also, asking thoughtful questions lets interviewers know that you’ve prepared and that you’re interested -- interested in learning more about them, more about the role, and more about the company.Read More
Without a doubt, “what’s your greatest weakness?” is an interview question I’ve never really liked, as a recruiter, a career coach, or a candidate. Most job seekers think it’s a trick question and have no clue how to prepare for it, and most interviewers don’t particularly know what they’re hoping to learn from the fluffy answers they typically receive.Read More
It’s April...spring is (allegedly) here, and my schedule is packed. Filled to the brim with career coaching appointments with college seniors preparing to graduate next month, and FREAKING OUT about not having a full-time job yet. Some have career interests that are waaaaaay too narrow, some are open to anything and everything (so they say), and others have not submitted one application yet.
In my day job, I have the pleasure of coaching undergraduate business school students during the career exploration journey that is college. I’ve witnessed firsthand the ups and downs of the first full-time job search experience, and have also been able to gather and share helpful pieces of advice with seniors on the cusp of entering the so-called “real world.” Here are the 5 pieces of advice that I share most often with graduating seniors -- advice that job seeking professionals can absolutely use as well!
Do you hate your job? Well, you’re not alone. According to a 2017 Gallup poll, roughly 70% of American employees are either disengaged with their current role or find it to be a source of frustration rather than fulfillment.
So what should you do? I have an important bit of advice: If you can help it, don’t jump ship just yet! Be strategic about your next career move. In today’s post, I’ll talk through some initial steps you should take to search for and find a more fulfilling job when you realize that your current position is NOT for you.
Sometimes, it feels like one of the hardest parts about finding a new job is actually FINDING job opportunities to apply for. As a former recruiter, I’m all about applying for jobs directly on company websites, as they’re generally one of the top 3 places internal recruiters and hiring managers look when searching for and evaluating candidates. Howeverrrrr, I do browse a number of different websites on a daily basis to check out new roles for myself, friends, family, students, and clients. Here are the top 5 websites I visit!Read More
While “tell me about yourself” appears to be annoyingly open-ended, I’m here to provide you with a reality check as well as some structure for answering this common opening interview question: No, your interviewer doesn’t want to know your ENTIRE life story. And no, your interviewer doesn’t want to hear your resume repeated word-for-word.Read More
Whether you’re looking to make a career move within the next 6-12 months, just browsing opportunistically, or ready to find a new job yesterday, take care of the job search basics first. Here are 6 important steps you should take to prepare for your next job search BEFORE sending out a single resume.Read More
Every year, “getting (and staying) organized” remains high on the list of New Year’s resolutions, and 2018 is no different. Whether you’re preparing to start a brand new job search or have been in the middle of one for the past few months, keeping track of all the moving parts (application deadlines, interviews, coffee chats, etc.) is just as important as building connections and submitting apps.
Knowing exactly where you’ve applied, who you’ve spoken to, and when you’ve interviewed for positions is key and also quite invaluable when you’re trying to take stock of how effective your job search has truly been.