Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

Should you answer the illegal interview question? Your mom and your local HR rep would tell you that you don’t have to answer illegal interview questions. Here at CareerTracker, we say “Answer the question. Don't think twice, just answer the question!" Treat the question as if this were any other interview question”.  We don’t just … Continue reading Illegal Job Interview Questions. How to handle the career ending landmine

How to leverage a thank you email after the interview

There isn't a point in interviewing if you are not going to follow up Should you or shouldn’t you send a thank you email Do you send a thank you note after every networking meeting or job interview? If you answered yes, you are a fast tracker. If you answered no, you are working against yourself.  For the … Continue reading How to leverage a thank you email after the interview

Did you slow down your job search in December? Economy adds jobs in December.

Effective job search starts with modern tools Are you conducting an effective job search? When we go on tour, we often receive raised eyebrows when we give job search and career advice. It makes sense because our advice usually goes against conventional practices. We are used to the skepticism and understand why candidates have doubts. … Continue reading Did you slow down your job search in December? Economy adds jobs in December.

How to write an effective cover letter that will be read. A recruiter speaks out!

Cover letters get a bad rap Most candidates do not know how to write an effective cover letter. We at Career Tracker have been recruiting for years, are still in the game, and see a lot of cover letters. We have seen a lot of changes as it relates to the job application process. Cover … Continue reading How to write an effective cover letter that will be read. A recruiter speaks out!

Best advice for the first few weeks at a new job

Best advice for a new job Having just landed a new job, you are probably going through a lot of emotions in anticipation of your first day. You are probably asking yourself several questions. Some of the questions you may be asking: Will my coworkers like me? Will I get along with my manager? What … Continue reading Best advice for the first few weeks at a new job