Friday Forum – Questions to Ask in a Final Interview?

Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Rich asks: “I had an interview last week and it went really well.  I was impressed with Read more about Friday Forum – Questions to Ask in a Final Interview?[…]

Friday Forum – What are Behavioral Interview Questions?

Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Tonya asks: “I applied for a position a few weeks back and I just had the company Read more about Friday Forum – What are Behavioral Interview Questions?[…]

How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch

  How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch If you are like most of us trying to find the time to look for a new job can be a job in itself.  Between your current position,  family/friends, daily responsibilities and sleep it doesn’t leave much time to focus on your search.  Let’s face it, Read more about How to Find Your Next Job At Lunch[…]

Top Qualities That Employers Look For!

Top Qualities That Employers Look For! If you are just starting your job search you may be trying to find ways to market yourself as best as possible.  So what qualities are employers actually looking for?  Ironically, regardless of the position, employers tend to look for many of the same things.  While you may be Read more about Top Qualities That Employers Look For![…]

Friday Forum – Walk Me Through Your Resume

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Lauren asks: “I have interviewed for three different positions and during each Read more about Friday Forum – Walk Me Through Your Resume[…]

Friday Forum – Pros of a Long Commute?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Leon asks: “I was just offered a great job with an solid Read more about Friday Forum – Pros of a Long Commute?[…]

7 Signs You Have Found Your Ideal Career

Having a career you love is extremely important. After all, most full-time employees spend more of their waking hours with co-workers than they do with their families. Your career choice determines many aspects of your life, and the direction it will take. What you do for a living can dictate: How successful you are How Read more about 7 Signs You Have Found Your Ideal Career[…]

How to Recover When You Didn’t Get the Job

The job search itself can be emotionally challenging, and it is very difficult to stay positive during the interview process, even before you get to the final stages. How do you recover when you find out you didn’t get the job? Recovering is Similar to any Grieving Process Recovering when you lost out on your Read more about How to Recover When You Didn’t Get the Job[…]

8 Signs That it’s Break Up Time (with your job)

8 Signs that it is time to look for a new job Do you wake up in the morning and absolutely dread going into work?  Are you over your boss and colleagues and do you feel like you just don’t fit in anymore?  Maybe it’s time to leave your current employer behind and find something Read more about 8 Signs That it’s Break Up Time (with your job)[…]

Friday Forum – How To Research a Potential Employer?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Edward asks: “I have been looking for a new job for a Read more about Friday Forum – How To Research a Potential Employer?[…]

Can I Get Some Feedback?

If you are like most job seekers who haven’t had success, you are trying to figure out what is going wrong.  The process can become extremely frustrating as you may feel like you are doing everything right, but you aren’t getting any traction.  Truth is that even if think you are on the right track, Read more about Can I Get Some Feedback?[…]

Friday Forum – How Do I Stay a Positive Job Seeker?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage you to comment below and give your personal take! Here is This Week’s Question: Michelle asks: “I feel like I have been job searching forever and Read more about Friday Forum – How Do I Stay a Positive Job Seeker?[…]

Start your new job like a Boss! (AKA be an awesome employee)

  Starting a new job can be a roller coaster of emotions.  You are extremely excited that you landed the position, but you are also nervous.  You want to make sure that you not only do a great job, but that you fit in with the team and gain their respect.  Here are some tips Read more about Start your new job like a Boss! (AKA be an awesome employee)[…]

Friday Forum – Inclement Weather… Should I Cancel My Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Tanya asks: “I am scheduled to have Read more about Friday Forum – Inclement Weather… Should I Cancel My Interview?[…]

Hack the Application Process with Jobscan

**This post contains affiliate links, but I only represent products I trust! Jobscan is a company that has come to my attention in recent months. The product Jobscan offers, the concept, and its potential for the future of job searching makes it the coolest new piece of technology I have seen in a very long Read more about Hack the Application Process with Jobscan[…]

How to Interview the Interview…

If you have been on the hunt for a new job I am sure that you have had a few interviews that didn’t pan out as well as you had hoped.  Let’s face it, interviewing is a two way street.  While you are trying to sell yourself as the best candidate for the job, you Read more about How to Interview the Interview…[…]

Friday Forum – How to Reject a Job Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Matt asks: “Last week I had an Read more about Friday Forum – How to Reject a Job Interview?[…]

Friday Forum – How Should I Prepare For My Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Ben asks: “I just started looking for Read more about Friday Forum – How Should I Prepare For My Interview?[…]

Is Working Remote Really Worth it?

Working from home is something that many professionals dream of.  In the past these opportunities were few, far, and in between, but with the evolution of technology they are becoming more and more common.  Many employees are very open to the idea of working remote, especially if they have always been in an office.  They Read more about Is Working Remote Really Worth it?[…]

What is Networking and How Can It Help You Find a Job?

The term “networking” is a descriptive word often overused in Career circles, but whether you are a new grad, or close to retirement, chances are you’ve heard it. As a matter of fact, one of the first pieces of advice I give to any job seeker I work with is to “make sure you are Read more about What is Networking and How Can It Help You Find a Job?[…]

Friday Forum – Gift Idea For A Co-Worker?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Mary asks: “I recently accepted a new Read more about Friday Forum – Gift Idea For A Co-Worker?[…]

Can You Say No to a Recruiter?

Friday Forum – Can I Say “NO” To A Recruiter?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jonathan asks: “Recently I started looking for Read more about Friday Forum – Can I Say “NO” To A Recruiter?[…]

5 Soft Wkills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will

The 5 Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will

  Whether you are a hiring authority or a job seeker, you are well aware that you need to possess certain “hard” skills for various jobs. A well-defined set of sales skills may not be the best fit for a Java Developer, and engineering skills do not, by themselves, qualify you for a CFO position. Read more about The 5 Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired Before Your Education Will[…]

Friday Forum – Long Commute Worth It?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jim asks: “I have been looking for Read more about Friday Forum – Long Commute Worth It?[…]

Am I a Cultural Fit?

You have been looking for a new job for months and you feel like you are finally getting close to making a decision.  You have the offer in hand and now you are just weighing the pros and cons.  But wait… Have you thought about the actual work environment or culture?  Will you fit in? Read more about Am I a Cultural Fit?[…]

5 Characteristics of the Bosses We Love to Hate

In a perfect world, the office environment would be perfect every day. Employees would get along famously. Everyone would be recognized for their achievements and continually developed to their utmost abilities. Projects would be equally delegated, and work would always be productive. Customers would always be happy. Sound too good to be true? It is! Read more about 5 Characteristics of the Bosses We Love to Hate[…]

Why You Are Having ZERO Luck With Your Job Search… And What To Do!

Why? Job hunting can be a long, tiresome, and an overall frustrating process.  You spend countless hours putting together a resume, applying and interviewing and you still have no luck.  It can be a mental drain and an emotional hit on your self esteem. After a few months of striking out, candidates will come up Read more about Why You Are Having ZERO Luck With Your Job Search… And What To Do![…]

7 Things You MUST Do Before You Quit Your Job

  Finally deciding that you are quitting your job can bring on a whole slew of different emotions. Part of you is exhilarated and excited – you are either leaving for a new opportunity, choosing a different path, or starting a new business. Part of you is scared to death: will you be successful, will Read more about 7 Things You MUST Do Before You Quit Your Job[…]

5 Reasons To Keep Your Resume Updated!

If you have been happy at your job, chances are that you haven’t thought about your resume in a long time.  Honestly, probably not since you landed your current role! I can say that you are not alone.  Most people only think about their resume when it is time to start looking for a new Read more about 5 Reasons To Keep Your Resume Updated![…]

Friday Forum – Best Time to Look For a Job?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Maria asks: “I have been thinking about Read more about Friday Forum – Best Time to Look For a Job?[…]

How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

Performance reviews are often referred to as a bittersweet time of year: one where all of your hard work is reviewed and recognized, but also a time of year where your shortcomings come to light! That said, many employees (and leaders) do not look forward to this uncomfortable time of year. What Does a Performance Read more about How to Prepare for Your Performance Review[…]

What Exactly is Company Culture?

“The company has decided to move in a different direction because they don’t feel you are a culture fit” If you have been looking for a job in the past few years or have worked with a recruiter I am guessing that you may have heard something along these lines.  “Culture fit” has become many Read more about What Exactly is Company Culture?[…]

3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have [Guest Blog]

A well-written resume continues to be the kingpin to a successful job search. In this digital age where competition is steeper than ever, candidates must take care in crafting a quality document that stands out from the rest. As a critical self-marketing tool, your resume needs to not only represent value, but also an understanding Read more about 3 Things Your Modern Resume Must Have [Guest Blog][…]

What to Do If You Are Late for an Interview

Friday Forum – Late For My Job Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our readers and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Paul asks: “Last week I had an Read more about Friday Forum – Late For My Job Interview?[…]

5 Social Media Tips For Job Seekers!

Landing a new position in today’s world can be harder, thanks to good old technology.  The process has evolved, and it has become more than just submitting a resume and showing up for an interview.  There is a great deal of behind-the-scenes screening that takes place before a potential employer decides if they would like Read more about 5 Social Media Tips For Job Seekers![…]

The 4 Times to Follow Up After an Interview

You finally found the perfect job, and just got finished with a solid interview. Everything seems to be moving in the right direction, but there is still work that needs to be done to show that you are the right candidate! Don’t drop the ball on the follow up! These are 4 key times that Read more about The 4 Times to Follow Up After an Interview[…]

Friday Forum – Flexibility or Higher Salary?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday, we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Sandra asks: “I have been interviewing and Read more about Friday Forum – Flexibility or Higher Salary?[…]

5 Telltale Signs You are About to Get Fired

Getting fired is never fun – whether it is simply a downsizing, or a termination for poor performance. Few descriptions (no matter how kind) take the sting out of the actual event. Being terminated is even worse when you don’t know it’s coming! Being a recruiter, I have witnessed the event from numerous perspectives. It Read more about 5 Telltale Signs You are About to Get Fired[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – What To Do If I Don’t Know the Answer During an Interview?

Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Kelly asks: “I had an interview this Read more about Friday Forum – What To Do If I Don’t Know the Answer During an Interview?[…]

8 Questions NOT to ask in an interview [Guest Blog]

  ‘Can I just say, I find you terribly attractive and I wondered if you fancy dinner tonight?’ Writing an article about questions NOT to ask a prospective employer at your interview ought to be a piece of cake. Here’s another to avoid: ‘So, where did you get the wig?’ But enough silliness! Let’s focus Read more about 8 Questions NOT to ask in an interview [Guest Blog][…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – How Do I Give My Notice?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Sandy asks: “I received Read more about Friday Forum – How Do I Give My Notice?[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – Can I Negotiate My Salary When I Get a Job Offer?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Patricia asks: “I have Read more about Friday Forum – Can I Negotiate My Salary When I Get a Job Offer?[…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – What is the Right Way to Handle Salary Discussions?

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Paul asks: “I wanted Read more about Friday Forum – What is the Right Way to Handle Salary Discussions?[…]

What Do I Wear to a Job Interview?

As the workplace continues to evolve, this becomes one of the hardest questions to answer. You want to be presentable and put your best foot forward, but at the same time you want to make sure you fit in with the culture of your perspective employer. The key to knowing what to wear for an Read more about What Do I Wear to a Job Interview?[…]

3 Apps You Need To Find a Job!

Rewind back to the early 2000’s and remember when you found out that you could look for jobs on the Internet. How incredible was that? It sure beat looking through the newspaper! Not to mention how easy and fast it was. At the time Monster.com was the best in the business (valued around 8 billion) Read more about 3 Apps You Need To Find a Job![…]

Should You Take a Sick Day to Look for a New Job?

Friday Forum – Should I Quit?

Happy Friday and welcome to the Friday Forum! Every Friday we take a question submitted by one of our users and have our professionals field it and provide advice.  We then encourage members of the Need a New Gig community to comment below and give their take! Here is This Week’s Question: Jon asks: “I have Read more about Friday Forum – Should I Quit?[…]

10 Ways to Botch Your Interview

Awesome news! You’ve landed an interview and you are one step closer to getting that new job. Now, you just need to have a successful meeting. Don’t make these 10 common mistakes and botch your interview! 1. Not Doing Research on the Company or Interviewer This is one of the most common ways that candidates Read more about 10 Ways to Botch Your Interview[…]

7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 3)

Now that you have completed the basic steps in freshening up your profile, it is time to generate some traffic and show it off!  Let’s get some recommendations and get connected! If you missed out on the first two posts of this three post series find them here:  7 Tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection Part Read more about 7 tips to LinkedIn Profile Perfection (Part 3)[…]