Top 5 Tips to Ace the Group Interview

Most job seekers expect traditional interviews. They arrive at an office, meet with a hiring manager, and field questions about their background and abilities. Advice for these types of interview is readily available. However, few professionals are prepared for a group interview. Some companies like to utilize this technique to evaluate several job seekers at once. It is important that you can sta...

3 Ways Confidence Can Land You a New Job

Don’t worry, everyone is nervous when they’re preparing for their next interview. The cool headed smooth talkers are just as terrified as you are before they step into the hiring manager’s office. But what is the difference? Confidence can be the one ingredient to make or break your job search. Attitude in an interview as important as possessing the right skills for the job. Candidates who e...

An SEO Expert’s Guide to Keywords

Keywords have been a thing since search engines took over the internet. Everything is driven by the right choice of words. You’ve certainly experienced it when Googling a particularly tricky subject. All it takes is just one changed word to completely alter the results. The same thing happens when recruiters and hiring managers are looking for you on social media, through search engines, or in t...

5 Crucial Soft Skills for Your Resume

“I’ll know it when I see it,” is a phrase commonly heard by recruiters. Our clients are looking for candidates who possess the right skills, of course, but also something a little extra. Top candidates need to bring a more to the table and these intangibles are often referred to as “soft skills”. Soft skills are, in general, traits that can’t be learned or taught. They are simply an in...

4 Ways to Ace the Interview (and Land the Job!)

You might think that by the twenty-first century our job search and hiring techniques would have evolved past resumes and interviews. However, these old fashioned rituals are still used by companies all over the world, even if some of the methods have changed. So, how do you explain your work experience in a job interview in a way that makes you stand out from your competition? Here are a few thin...

Personal Motivation Tactics to Transform Your Workday (and Inspire Others)

Everyone works hard to stay motivated on the job. Companies often put policies in place to help engage their workers and help everyone stay happy and effective in their jobs. However, employees have a responsibility too. While environment, co-workers, and management all play a role in at work satisfaction, only individuals can be in control of their own actions and reactions. "It's not the situat...

Your Elevator Pitch: How to Create the Perfect Icebreaker

Have you heard of an elevator pitch? This short, 30 second story can break the ice with important industry contacts. When it comes to your career it is important to have all of the right tools in place for when you need them the most. There are a few things you need to know about crafting your elevator pitch and how to use it during an interview or in conversation. Here are some tips to keep in mi...

6 Easy Energy Boosts to Transform Your Work Day

Every office has that one person; the person who, no matter what is going on in the office or in their personal lives, has the energy to do the job of 10 people each and every day. Most of us aren't that person. Everyone has high points and low points throughout the day that may be related to personal work rhythms or blood sugar levels. Whatever the case, your work may not wait until you get the n...

Quitting Your Job: How to NOT Burn Bridges

Not every reason for leaving a job is negative. You may have an opportunity to move to a new city or you stumble upon an opportunity that you can't pass up. However, there are also plenty of reasons for leaving a job that are negative. You may be dissatisfied with your current company or you don't feel challenged in your role. In either case it is extremely important to understand that the way you...

How to Turn a Career Setback into a Growth Opportunity

The true mark of a successful person is not that they don't fail but they know what to do when it happens to them. Making a critical mistake on the job does feel like the world is about to end. In fact, you're quite sure when it happens that you will be fired. The truth is being terminated is a distinct possibility but not a guaranteed outcome. Your actions from the moment the mistake is discov...

6 Cover Letter Writing Tips to Get You Noticed

Cover letters may be the most overlooked tool in the job seeker's tool belt. Especially in today's digital world many job seekers are skipping the cover letter all together. This can be a big mistake. Not paying enough attention to your cover letter could be the only thing standing between you and an interview at a great company. Here are some things to keep in mind when you're sending out resumes...