How to Quit Well

So it’s time to go. Maybe even past time. You’ve been thinking about moving on from your current job for a while, and you’re wondering whether to stick it out until you find a new job or leave now. Here are some things to consider. Continue reading “How to Quit Well”…

Guest Post: The Surprising Information Employers Use to Check You Out

Most job seekers know that employers conduct some kind of background check before they extend a job offer. After all, we're used to listing past employers on job applications, and HR routinely calls the companies listed on our resumes to verify the work we've done. But you may not realize the extent to which many businesses will go in their quest to confirm that you're the right hire. For instance, did you know they'll often conduct credit checks and take a look at your social media profiles? Continue reading “Guest Post: The Surprising Information Employers Use to Check You Out”…

The Least Asked interview Questions

Any career advice column can give you tips on answering the most-often asked questions in an interview. It takes real confidence to give tips on how to shine when the questions are just plain wacky. This post by Glassdoor.com compiled the 25 strangest interview questions posed by recruiters from name brand companies. Continue reading “The Least Asked interview Questions”…

Telling a Difficult Story

Many jobseekers have a back story that makes it challenging to compete for jobs. If you’re one of them, having been fired from a former job, having personal or financial problems, or having a criminal background, the idea of handling the story in an interview is probably keeping you up at night. Continue reading “Telling a Difficult Story”…

Picking a Fight with Economists

I’m not an economist. They are generally really smart people who do lots of math. They are also the people who make predictions about economic recovery. In this, they have a track record that is roughly the equivalent of mine with winning lottery numbers. Continue reading “Picking a Fight with Economists”…