Pre-Interview Assessments Can Decrease Discrimination

Pre-Interview Assessments Can Decrease Discrimination

Every company wants to minimize its exposure to litigation and discrimination which has become a hot button issue as employment discrimination claims continue to rise. The good news is that if an employer implements best practices with regard to avoiding...

How to Interview for a Career in Law

How to Interview for a Career in Law

Job interviews are stressful by nature. The stakes are high, as one wrong move could cost you gainful employment, and the stress of that situation is compounded by the fact that many other candidates are doing their best to make themselves look better than you. If you...

A Personal Interview

A Personal Interview

I attended a job interview recently. It was my first one for a long time. And it was for a good job. But I am 54 these days, I wear an eyepatch and having been self-employed in a small town for almost 20 years, I believed the odds were well against me. There would...

A Creative Approach to Interview Preparation

A Creative Approach to Interview Preparation

By Ann Eastham Contributor, Career Coach Interviewing can be one of the most stress inducing aspects of a job search, especially when you are new to the process. Speaking with someone you don’t know can be challenging under ideal conditions, much less when your goal...

How to Network (Like a Human Being)

How to Network (Like a Human Being)

Ah, networking. It took only one semester as a business major for me to loathe the term. Esteemed online reference Urban Dictionary offers several definitions for networking, including the blunt, yet oddly on point, headliner: “yuppie euphemism for kissing [ahem,...

Municipal IT Director: 6 Must Have Qualities

Municipal IT Director: 6 Must Have Qualities

There’s nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling of buyer’s remorse. You have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your expensive, shiny new gadget and have high expectations. You open the box and find that it is beautifully wrapped. You unpack it, plug it in,...

Networking: Beyond the Job Application

Networking: Beyond the Job Application

Ann Eastham, Career Coach When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this...

Do Be Prepared for Your Job Interview

Do Be Prepared for Your Job Interview

An abundance of articles have been written on job interview do’s (do be on time, do maintain eye contact) and don’ts (don’t chew gum, don’t criticize former supervisors).  However, there seems to be far less written about preparing for the actual interview questions...

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