Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Towards the end of a job interview, the interviewer will typically ask you if you have any questions to ask about the job you are applying for or the company itself. Considering that you are about to make a decision to commit yourself and your skills to an organization, you should be prepared to interview […]

Job Seeker’s Challenge: Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone Through Networking

Let’s state the obvious:  job seeking is tough. But here’s something you won’t hear often from someone who makes his living posting jobs on a job board:  Online job boards give you a false sense of hope.  What I mean is that it is easy to become too reliant on job boards as your only […]

Positivity and Confidence Goes a Long Way in Job Seeking

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? You wake up in the morning and find out your car battery is dead. It throws the whole rhythm of your day off. After the hassle of having to re-schedule an important meeting to deal with your battery, you then are […]

Working for Stock Options: What You Need to Know

I’ve had several friends who have taken jobs with privately held startup companies where they’ve agreed to lower salaries in return for stock options they can exercise in the future (when the company has hopefully increased in value.)  If you are considering taking a job where you are offered stock options as part of your […]

Struggling with your job search? Guess what? You’re normal!

So you find THE BEST JOB for you!  It matches your skills, your background and experiences, your expertise, etc.  You spend 4 hours customizing your resume, your cover letter and maybe even your portfolio! You get former bosses and clients to sign recommendation letters to include.  You lick the stamp, you send it all in […]

What exactly are ‘Transferable Skills?’

For anyone looking for a new job there’s a buzz phrase about identifying your ‘transferable skills.’  But what does that really mean? Does it mean that if you worked at Burger King you are now qualified to be a chef at the Ritz Carlton?  Not really.  But, there’s probably some things you did at Burger King […]

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