7 Questions to Ask on Your Next Job Interview

Sep 17, 2015

By: Scott Span

So you’re going on a job interview?  Congrats #jobseekers!  A job interview is an exciting yet nerve wracking task.  

It’s a lot like speed dating.  You have a short window to shine and get a feel for a fit, the hiring manager, and the culture of the organization.  It’s a lot to absorb in a short period of time. You’ve got to be at your best and you’ve got be on your toes.

6 ways to get the most out of LinkedIn Groups

The party's in full swing, and you're invited. Just make sure you're a welcome guest with something significant to contribute. Here's what you should know.

By Matt Haskell | Posted: March 8, 2013

If you are on LinkedIn to connect with businesspeople, LinkedIn Groups is where the party is happening. Sometimes you get invited, sometimes everyone is welcome, and sometimes the party gets a little wild. You can even get turned away at the door.

55 Do's and Don'ts About Your Job Search

Looking for a job? Here are 55 reminders of what to do and what not to do when interviewing, finding references, negotiating salary and using LinkedIn:

1.      Don’t leave your phone on during the interview. Do turn off or silence your cell phone.

2.      Don’t look down at the floor or up at the ceiling during the interview. Do give the employer eye contact.

3.      Don’t take a seat without being asked to do so. Do wait to be invited to sit down.

5 Ways to Derail Your Interview

By: Rachel Farrell on May 30, 2011

An interview is one of the hardest things to obtain as a job seeker -- and unfortunately, it's also one of the easiest ways you can lose the job opportunity.

Interview mishaps happen to everyone, but the key to avoiding them is to relax and be yourself, says Laura Rose, a life and business coach and owner of Rose Coaching.

5 Ways to Address a Cover Letter

By Debra Auerbach

One of the most common pieces of job-seeker advice we give on The Work Buzz blog is to personalize application materials as much as possible. This includes the addressing of your cover letter. There may be cases where it's impossible to find a contact associated with the position, but that doesn't mean "To whom it may concern" is the only option. With such easy access to information through social media and websites such as LinkedIn, don't give up on cover-letter customization just because the job description doesn't list a contact.

5 Unhealthy Job Search Habits Keeping you Unemployed

Sometimes in life, our actions are completely counter-intuitive. For example, deciding to go on a diet. The first thing most people do is think they must eliminate something or cut back. In reality, the challenge of a diet is you must add more good foods versus taking away bad foods. The good naturally replaces the bad. But, it’s a huge challenge to plan and add good healthy foods to your diet five to six times a day versus going in drive through two times a day.

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE you Start your Job Search

After many anxious nights and frustrating days, you’ve finally made a decision: you need to find a new job. Over the last few months, you may have gone back and forth, thinking and rethinking, questioning if you should just stick it out or if you should find a new home for your talent. The perfect time to start your job search is before you begin feeling a desperate need to get out of your current position. One of the worst times to start a job search is when you feel like your back is up against the wall.

5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Their Resume

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
March 3, 2015

I’m sitting in front of my computer trying to think of a new way to say the same things I’ve already said a million times.

I think I’m beginning to feel border line preachy with my resume and cover letter advice.

But I also feel a duty to share with job seekers the blunders and mistakes they make that prohibit them from getting the interview and ultimately the offer.

4 Ways Your Ego is Getting in the Way of Your Job Search

April 19, 2014

Toeing the line between confidence and arrogance is an easy line to cross during your job search. Sure, you might have strong technical skills and experience. You probably have a great network and personal brand, too. And chances are, you probably can find a colleague who can write you a glowing letter of recommendation. But can all these things truly set you apart during your job search?

3 Reasons A Dream Job Can Turn into a Nightmare

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs.

Have you ever started a job and you walk into the office thinking you have found your dream job only for it to turn into a nightmare. Once you have realised that your unhappy fixing the situation can be difficult and finding your next opportunity may take time so the best action is to try and avoid the problem.

3 Killer Interview Questions

It is hard to get a good read on a candidate’s degree of self-awareness and to get them to share their honest take on their weaknesses. It took me years to figure out how to get professionals to open up on this topic in a way that didn’t generate canned answers. These are the three questions that finally did the trick (at least most of the time).

1) Did “ACME” (insert most recent employer name) do performance reviews?

3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don't like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have "an agenda."

They'd rather spend (waste?) time endlessly clicking on the "Apply" button on job boards than venture out into the scary world of "NETWORKING"!

My favorite networking story:

21 Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You

By Harrison Barnes Sep 18,2014

1. Your Attitude is Just as Important as the Quality of Your Work

In most organizations, there are various people who have a negative impression of the organization or, for whatever reason, do not like the management. There are also people who may have no problem with the organization but who, for whatever reason, get angry when they are being assigned additional tasks, or do not act enthusiastic and have a bad attitude.

20 Conversation Starters for Networking Eventts

1) Have you guys found a place to put your coats/bags, or are we just holding on to them?

This question plays on the communal confusion that occurs at every event. No one knows what they're doing. And the ones that do will revel at the chance to be the one "in the know."

2) You guys look like you're having the most fun in the room, mind if I join this conversation?

Of course, this group actually has to look like they're having a good time.

3) Have you guys been having any trouble with the Wi-Fi?

15 Words you Should Never Use in a Job Interview

Receiving an invitation for a job interview can be an exciting time – especially after you’ve been job-searching for a while.

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to kill off all your chances of getting a job by saying just a few wrong words during your job interview.

To make sure your job interview leads to the next round or a job offer, here’s a list of words which you should aim to avoid.