Know When to Fold ‘Em – Admitting That You’re Not Getting the Job

Recruiters love a job seeker with energy and passion. Really, we do. I personally love to see someone with a fire and a drive for the job, for the company, and for his or her career. This energy manifests itself in many ways throughout the interview process. It can come across in a great and … Continue reading Know When to Fold ‘Em – Admitting That You’re Not Getting the Job

How to Stand Out (the Right Way) at a Job Fair

For years, I held onto the notion that job fairs were a complete waste of time for everyone involved. For job seekers it was a waste because you get to meet a bunch of companies that you probably don’t want to work for, and have to suffer through your “elevator pitch” and your whole dog-and-pony … Continue reading How to Stand Out (the Right Way) at a Job Fair

Absence Makes the Search Grow Harder – The Stigma of Extended Unemployment

I received the following email from a reader who is concerned about the current state of her job search: "I don't know if you've heard the recent debate/theory over whether companies avoid reviewing or hiring job applicants who are or appear to be out of work for a long period of time. I've been out … Continue reading Absence Makes the Search Grow Harder – The Stigma of Extended Unemployment

“Thanks for Applying, But the Job is Filled.” What’s the Deal?

A reader wrote in with a question about her job search experience. It's an issue that many of us have probably faced, and the answer is more hopeful than you probably thought. She writes: I've just started looking for a job and have applied for just a few, but I've already heard, "Thanks for applying, … Continue reading “Thanks for Applying, But the Job is Filled.” What’s the Deal?

Best and Worst: 6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression in Your Job Search

Who doesn’t like to make a good impression? It’s what we strive for in our social lives, professional lives, and every other life we may be leading. We want people to think good things about us, and we know how quickly they’ll judge us because we do the same thing to people we come into … Continue reading Best and Worst: 6 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression in Your Job Search