The Best Questions to Ask in an Interview

Asking good questions not only provides extra information about the opportunity, it can also position you as an interested and motivated candidate for the job. Here are some examples of good questions, and why they work. Continue reading “The Best Questions to Ask in an Interview”…

What is Your QQS Rating?

In Think and Grow Rich, (originally published in 1937) Napoleon Hill gives jobseekers very modern advice. He tells people who want to achieve success that “It is up to you to sell your own services. The quantity and the quality of service rendered, and the spirit in which it is rendered, determine to a large extent, the price and duration of [your] employment.” Continue reading “What is Your QQS Rating?”…

The New Graduate Advantage

As a new graduate competing in the job market against more experienced workers, it’s easy to become intimidated, especially in this economy. After all, what can you possible offer against years of experience in the field and impressive skill sets? The answer is easy, if you have the confidence to market yourself. Continue reading “The New Graduate Advantage”…

Prepare for a Phone Interview

The credit for this post goes to Susan Heathfield, a Human Resources expert who has been covering HR for about.com since 2000. In her HR newsletter, Vol. 11 No. 81, dated July, 2010, she writes an excellent article for recruiters about how to construct questions for an effective telephone screening interview. Viewed in reverse, you can use her questions as a way to prepare for a phone screening - or any in-person interview. Continue reading “Prepare for a Phone Interview”…

What Color is your Power Suit?

We humans react strongly to color. Color theory is an important element of any design, and it played a part in the clothes you’re wearing right now. In this recent political season, you can bet that many stylists spent many hours helping candidates send the right message through style and color. If you can’t afford your own personal stylist, here are some general tips on color in the interview. Continue reading “What Color is your Power Suit?”…