Posted

Many recruiters and hiring managers have been in your situation! Nobody with a heart wants to eliminate a job applicant from consideration for making a faux pas, but Ashley is behind the curve if she’s asking you why “partygrrrrl2015” is not the best email address to use in her job search communications. I would talk… Read more »

Posted

“Do you have any questions?” Those five little words signal a turning point in every interview. Suddenly you have the power to direct the conversation. And you need to use it wisely. Ill-prepared candidates will brush off the opportunity and say they’re “all good.” But that’s a big mistake. Asking the right questions will not… Read more »

Posted

Most of us want to be good employees — and most of us want to excel at our jobs. To be a successful employee and excel at work, though, is not simply a matter of being good at what you do. Being a successful employee also involves issues such as professionalism, attitude, and teamwork —… Read more »

Posted

Job interviewing never seems to get any easier – even when you have gone on more interviews than you can count. You are always meeting new people, having to sell yourself and your skills, and often getting the third degree about what you know or don’t know. And, you have to stay upbeat and enthusiastic… Read more »

Posted

As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective communication is also about understanding the emotion behind the information. Effective communication can improve relationships by deepening your connections… Read more »

Posted

From showing up late to forgetting a copy of your resume, to accidentally calling your potential boss by the wrong name, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a job interview. While most hiring managers are willing to overlook these and other minor mishaps, there are some things they won’t forgive…. Read more »

Posted

The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders—many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with their… Read more »

Posted

You’ve read our blog on how to be more assertive in the workplace … Still looking to really get ahead and meet your career goals? Today we’re talking professional presentation and the benefits associated with it. Being more professional in the office can benefit your career and professional relationships in many ways. You can gain respect from… Read more »

Posted

LinkedIn recently published research revealing that women promote themselves less than men on the professional networking platform. This has real consequences that can limit women’s professional opportunities and career advancement. To open yourself up to more opportunities, you first have to make yourself visible. Here are the top four ways women can leverage LinkedIn to advocate for… Read more »

Posted

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion. Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing… Read more »