Starting off on the Wrong Foot: Five Career Change Blunders and How to Fix Them, Part II

Starting off on the Wrong Foot: Five Career Change Blunders and How to Fix Them, Part II

Last month, we explored career change mistakes and how to fix them.  In the conclusion of our blog post on career change mistakes, we’ll look at the value of doing your homework, updating your resume, and more. 6. Not Doing Your Homework Once you’ve committed to...

Setting Boundaries Is the Key to Career Success

    I recently interviewed Sharon Teitelbaum, a Work-Life Balance and Effectiveness Coach, on setting boundaries, why they’re important, and the pitfalls of not establishing them.   Sharon says boundary setting is important for the same reason that having a...

Are you ready for telephone interviews?

    Are you ready for telephone interviews? Telephone interviews used to be used as a quick screening call by HR professionals before inviting a candidate in for a face-to-face interview. Well guess what? In today’s difficult job market, telephone interviews are...

Making Your Job References Work for You

Making Your Job References Work for You Job references are more important than you might think. Many job applicants consider job references a slam dunk: Choose three people who will praise you glowingly, hand the names over to your prospective employer, and sit back...

Behavioral Interviews are the Trend

Do you have your success stories and accomplisments ready? Have you practiced them?  If not, you might want to reconsider preparing them before you go on an interview. Today’s artcile in the Career Journal highlights that the majority of firms are using...