Why Are You The Best Person For The Job?

Why Are You The Best Person For The Job?

What did you answer the last time a hiring manager asked you why you were the best person for the job during an interview?  A lot of us can look back over our job searches and remember times we fumbled with this common interview question.  After all, “best” is a...

What You Absolutely Must Bring to the Interview

What You Absolutely Must Bring to the Interview

It’s two-fold, really. First though, let’s talk about the tangible items. Look at the job applicant in this picture. He looks professional, doesn't he? Now imagine if, instead of that nice leather padfolio under his hands, he had a spiral superhero notebook. Or a...

An Open Letter to My (Almost) Colleague

An Open Letter to My (Almost) Colleague

When we first met, there was so much promise. You said I had everything you were looking for, and I saw the same in you.  Our past experiences seemed to have woven themselves together into a red carpet that led you straight to me. It only took our meeting a few times...

How You Can Be A Top-Tier Candidate

How You Can Be A Top-Tier Candidate

Recruiters are in a unique position, in that what we do is neither purely art nor purely science. It isn't always about the 'best' resume, the pedigree school, or the numerous accolades. Occasionally different attributes cloud the clear-cut decision based on skills,...

Clothes Do Make the (Wo)Man in an Interview

Clothes Do Make the (Wo)Man in an Interview

While prepping clients for their interview, we spend a great amount of time discussing the importance of quality communications.  During an interview, for optimum communications to occur it must incorporate such elements as knowledge of subject the matter, proper word...

Take Charge of Your Career by Taking Control of Your Time

Take Charge of Your Career by Taking Control of Your Time

Contrary to popular belief, being over-booked and over-stressed is not a sign of success. If your email inbox is always overflowing, your to-do list never ends, and you often find yourself without time to eat lunch, you may be a Very Important Person with lots of very...

Interviewing the Job

Interviewing the Job

While most people consider the job interview process a way for an employer to find the best candidate to fill a job vacancy, the interview is also a tool that job seekers can use to determine whether the hiring organization is right for them.  Sure, the adage that...

Job Search and Baby: Yes, You Can Do it All!

Job Search and Baby: Yes, You Can Do it All!

Being a new parent is clearly one of the biggest challenges there is. Choosing to go back to work may seem like an even bigger challenge, as you consider all the emotional and financial variables. As you begin your job search, make a list of things that you believe...

8 Individual Career Development Plan Tips

8 Individual Career Development Plan Tips

Have you ever developed an Individual Development Plan? Do you know what to include, who to talk to, or when to have it on hand?   Last week, GovLoop and Young Government Leaders hosted a NextGen Training Webinar on “Making Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)”....

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