Interviewing the Downshifting Candidate

Have you been coming across more and more resumes of people who appear to be “overqualified” for your open positions? Before tossing them aside as a) people who are out of work who are desperate for any job and/or b) candidates who are willing to take work for which they’re overqualified until they can find… Read More »

An Alternative to Exit Interviews

Often, companies conduct exit interviews when employees are leaving. These interviews are designed to find out the employee’s opinion about the operations of the company. But one problem with the exit interview is that it is after the fact, after an employee has already decided to leave, and so is of little use in retention… Read More »

8 No Brainer Mistakes Job Interviewees STILL Make

With the abundance (some might say overabundance) of job interview advice available online today, you’d think that job candidates would never make the kinds of interview mistakes job hunt advice columns continually advise against. But you’d be wrong. Read below for mistakes job seekers STILL make during interviews (slap forehead and cry “Duh!”). Not wearing… Read More »

Overcoming the Shame of Being Unemployed

Just about everyone, no matter how skilled at his or her job, no matter how valuable to an employer, will, at least once during a career, become unemployed. What’s more, unemployment can happen at any time, at any point in one’s career. Unfortunately, our society often forgets this and looks down on those who have… Read More »

The Importance of Highlighting Your Soft Skills

When putting together a resume, you naturally want to focus on your accomplishments and the skills, knowledge, and experience you have gained. This is all well and good but job seekers too often neglect another aspect, another part of themselves. This part encompasses the so-called soft skills, the attributes that make up your character and… Read More »

How to Combat the “Overqualified” Label

“I’m afraid you’re overqualified for this position.” When a hiring manager says this, what he usually means is that he’s worried you’re looking to take a job – any job – to tide you over until a better one comes along, and that you’ll leave quickly as soon as one does. Read below for some… Read More »

What to Say at an Interview

If you were looking for advice on how to perform during an interview, you would find no shortage of information. There is plenty of advice out there on how to handle the interview. There is general agreement on many things, such as making sure you do your research. But there are also divergent opinions on… Read More »

How to Increase Your Productivity

We are constantly bombarded by demands at work, everything demanding our attention at once. And with the advancement in technology, more things than ever are coming at us faster than ever. Amid all the demands and distractions, we still need to maintain our productivity and effectiveness. But with everything we have to contend with, we… Read More »