Is your resume failing you? How many times have you turned in your ineffective resume and received no response?

Ineffective resume? How many times have you turned in your resume and not received a response from the hiring company? 10 times? 20 times? 100 times? More? We see this on a regular basis. Candidates turn in their ineffective resume over and over with no results. Candidates become so frustrated with the system that when … Continue reading Is your resume failing you? How many times have you turned in your ineffective resume and received no response?

Thank you email, the cherry on your interview

Thank you emails Should you be writing a follow-up email after your job interview or informational interview? Yes, absolutely, don't put it off and don't think twice about it. Just write the email. Why are we so passionate about thank you emails? A number of reasons and we will just provide a few. An interview … Continue reading Thank you email, the cherry on your interview

“Why do you want to work here?” The 7 worst answers to this trick interview question

Why do you want to work here? The most popular answers to this trick interview question are the last thing the interviewer wants to hear. Most candidates provide an answer that ends the interview. This interview question is one of the most effective trick questions.  As one of the most effective trick interview questions, this … Continue reading “Why do you want to work here?” The 7 worst answers to this trick interview question

What is the Application Tracker?

Why do I need the Application Tracker? Of course you need to follow up on your job applications! Wait. You are following up, right? Recruiters and hiring managers are busy. They have reports with deadlines and meetings to attend to. Often, they have 10 - 20 other positions for which they are hiring. Open positions … Continue reading What is the Application Tracker?

Underqualified for the job. Why and when you should apply

Have you ever read a job description and felt you were underqualified? Maybe you felt you were only qualified for 80% or 90% of the requirements?  If there were 7 bullets listed under "skills", have you ever thought, "I am only familiar with 5 of these skills so I can't apply?" If you feel you … Continue reading Underqualified for the job. Why and when you should apply