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 know what to expect and how to handle yourself during … Read More »
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 of the interaction is to land your dream job.
Preparing for an interview … Read More »
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 way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »
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 and exchange. Many candidates arrive for the job interview meticulously following prescribed … Read More »
By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services
A cover letter, when done right, can help set you apart from your competition and solidify your chances of getting the interview. However, using a poorly written cover letter (or no cover letter at all) can sabotage your opportunity. Before submitting your next job application, check to make sure you haven’t … Read More »
This is a continuation of our earlier article “Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities”.
Types of Behavioral Questions You’ll Be Asked When Interviewing For A Job at a Public Utility
In most cases, you will have a team of interviewers questioning you. The company needs to do this to ensure that you are the best … Read More »
Working for the government has its benefits: Stable work, decent healthcare, and most importantly – interesting missions.
But…what if you hate it? Or, you are bored and want a change, but don’t want to end up feeling the same way that you do now.
ARGGHHHHH. The agony.
But don’t worry: There are a few things that you can … Read More »
Informational interviews are a great way to network, meet professionals in your field and gain advice about moving forward in your career. Informational interviews take of the pressure of interviewing for particular positions and instead allow you to ask questions, meet more informally and build relationships. You’re not asking directly for a job but rather … Read More »
Think back to the last great presentation that you watched. How did the speaker begin? Did he or she start by jumping right into the details or did they launch into a narrative, setting the stage for what was to come?
As presenters, in our jobs, community involvement, or in the classroom, we have the opportunity … Read More »
By Courtney Bousquet
Career Coach at American Public University
In the day and age of digital resumes and job applications you could be hurting yourself by doing this simple and common thing, sending attachments to recruiters. In the wake of credit card hacking and identity theft, companies are cracking down on hacking threats by suggesting employees avoid … Read More »