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Instead of bringing candidates into the office for first-round interviews, many companies prefer to conduct the initial screening over the phone. This can save time when interviewing a high volume of candidates and cut costs when non-local candidates are included in the mix. If you’ve been invited to a phone interview, realize this can make… Read more »

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You just had a job interview you’re really excited about. Naturally you’re eager to know how you fared, but you haven’t heard anything from your recruiter yet. It’s completely fine — even encouraged — to reach out and touch base; however, there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. Find out how to… Read more »

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Every workplace is filled with different personalities. This is great, because each individual has something unique to contribute, but it’s not without its challenges. Some personalities perfectly mesh, while others are like oil and water. Beyond that, working closely with others — even those you genuinely like — isn’t without its challenges. If you find… Read more »

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You’ve spent your entire career working as an individual contributor, but you’re ready for something more. Managing a team of people is your next goal, but it’s hard to get hired for this type of role without experience. This is beyond frustrating, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your… Read more »

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Right now, things with your boss aren’t great. Whether the two of you get along well enough or are constantly on the outs, not having a good relationship with your manager isn’t ideal. Bosses promote employees they believe in. If your boss doesn’t see your potential or just generally dislikes you, it will impact your… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee is a very big deal. During the interview process, companies want to cover all the bases, so they ask tough questions like “Why should we hire you?” Notably difficult to answer, interviewers ask questions like this because they put you on the spot. Even the best, most well-prepared candidates tend to… Read more »

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Your job used to make you feel constantly fulfilled, but these days, you’re often bored. Maybe a project that used to occupy your time ended or you’re able to work quickly, because you’ve grown so used to the job. No matter what the cause, feeling useless at work isn’t fun. As a naturally ambitious person,… Read more »

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You’ve been on your current career path for years, but you no longer find it fulfilling. Following a considerable amount of thought, you’ve decided to take another route. Right now, you’re feeling a mix of excitement and terror. You’re comfortable in your current role, so the thought of starting fresh is a bit overwhelming. At… Read more »

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Being a nurse is a tremendously important job. As a vital part of a healthcare team, patients’ lives are literally in your hands. This level of responsibility comes with an important need to maintain a high level of competence at all times. When you carry yourself as a professional, you earn the trust of your… Read more »

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Succeeding in life — and a job search — is all about attitude. Sure, there are plenty of other contributing factors, but attitude sets the foundation for victory. A job interview is the time to put your best self forward, so if you’re unable to present yourself in a positive manner, you won’t get very… Read more »