Job Seeker Advice

  • Hiring A Recent College Grad CareerCast.com Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:04 Author CareerCast.com With the arrival of summer comes a new wave of college graduates into the labor force. The influx of talent makes a seller's market for employers with entry-level positions, but finding the right fit for your organization among the thousands of potential applicants presents unique challenges.  Even the most experienced, recent college graduate will typically lack the work experience of the ... More Career Topics Job Interviews

  • Choosing an Interview Style and Format CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 16:04 Author Will Zimmerman So you have a job opening, you’ve written a killer job description, posted it out to the job boards and now have a flood of candidates coming in. You’re ready to interview, but what kind of interview should you do? Consider the different interview formats and styles you can use and the pros and cons of each so that ... More Career Topics Job Interviews

  • How to Land Your Dream Job and Not Embarrass Yourself in the Process CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 15:48 Author Michael Gleason It’s time to face a harsh truth: This isn’t the job market of yesteryear. Your grandpa might love regaling crowds with the story of working his way from the mailroom to the boardroom, but that’s no longer a reality. The average U.S. worker today holds a job for about 4.4 years, though that figure appears to be lower for ... More Michael Gleason, an entrepreneur and technology expert, is founder and CEO of InMyArea.com and Consumer Brands LLC, innovative technology and publishing companies based in Newport Beach, California. Michael worked in Washington, D.C., for former US Sen. Tom Harkin and advised President Bill Clinton. Michael holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Los Angeles. Career Topics Advice Job Interviews

  • Debating Accepting A Job Offer CareerCast.com Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:00 Author CareerCast.com You found a job opening of interest to you. You submitted your application and resume, earned an interview and maybe even a second. Your skills, confidence and prior preparation -- from studying CareerCast.com, no doubt -- impressed the interviewer so much that you have been offered the position. Congratulations! But... What if you are unsure that you want to accept? More Career Topics Job Interviews

  • Seven Job Interview Prep Tips CareerCast.com Tue, 06/02/2015 - 09:33 Author RetiredBrains.com Unfortunately many job seekers make errors in their job interview which cost them the opportunity of being hired. This is particularly true for those that have been out of work for some time. These tips, if followed, should offer you the best opportunity of getting the job or at the very least receiving the consideration you deserve if your background and skills are a match for the opening. 1. Interview with a temp firm or staffing organization prior to interviewing with an employer. More Career Topics Job Interviews

  • 5 Tips That Will Drain the Stress From Your Next Big Interview CareerCast.com Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:00 Author Matthew Arrington There's nothing like an attack of nerves to ruin a job interview. Even if you're confident that you're the best fit for the position, once your nerves hit, your chances of landing the job can crumble. And if you think a great resume makes you a shoo-in, you're mistaken. You have to have the interview presentation to back up your experience. If you seem nervous when you're on the spot, the interviewer will assume that you don't handle stress well and that you aren't the best person for the job - even if you are. More Matthew Arrington is the executive director and co-founder of Forte Strong, the world’s first failure-to-launch program for men who struggle to leave their parents’ home or find it difficult to become independent. Forte Strong uses a proprietary coaching model to help students find purpose and direction, guide parents and families in empowering their sons, and ultimately create a healthier family dynamic. Matthew currently resides in sunny St. George, Utah. Career Topics Job Interviews

  • What to Do When You’re One Qualification Away From Your Dream Job CareerCast.com Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:05 Author Zeynep Ilgaz Jobs, like people, can possess a certain je ne sais quoi — an intangible but very real quality that sets them apart from others. For many people, that something can be the difference between a dream job and… well, just a job. The right role will challenge you, give you opportunities to grow, allow you to make a good living and help you achieve balance in life. Unfortunately, there might be something standing between you and your dream job, whether that’s three to five years of experience or just a basic knowledge of Photoshop. More Originally from Turkey, Zeynep Ilgaz and her husband co-founded Confirm Biosciences and TestCountry, where Ilgaz serves as president. Confirm Biosciences is committed to being on the cutting edge of offering new, service-oriented drug-testing technologies and was recognized as one of San Diego’s Best Places to Work in both 2013 and 2014. Career Topics Job Interviews

  • Dress for Success: 5 Tips to Improve Your Look for Your Next Job Interview CareerCast.com Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:44 Author Brian Zeng You might be the most talented, experienced, and brilliant applicant your potential employer has ever met, but there's a chance those factors won't be enough to land your dream job. Even if you're perfectly qualified for a position and nail every interview question, you might not get the job if you're not dressed right for the occasion. More Brian Zeng is the chief marketing officer of OWNONLY, a multinational company that specializes in providing custom-tailored business and casual suits to its global customer base through an online boutique. Career Topics Job Interviews

  • Find What Makes You Special To Employers CareerCast.com Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:30 Author Jeff Lipschultz Everyone is special in their own way.We all apply unique abilities and knowledge to our jobs every day. Don't Be Generic! When job seekers create their resumes and cover letters, they sometimes describe themselves in very broad terms to try and appeal to a larger audience. However, this often can lead to downplaying their best qualities instead of highlighting them. Job seekers must keep in mind their key strengths are what will be used to compare them to other fine candidates. More Jeff Lipschultz is a 20+ year veteran in management, hiring, and recruiting of all types of business and technical professionals. He has worked in industries ranging from telecom to transportation to dotcom. Jeff is a founding partner of A-List Solutions, a Dallas-based recruiting and employment consulting company. He is a unique recruiter with Lean Engineering experience and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. Learn more about him through his company site alistsolutions.com. Follow Jeff on Twitter (@JLipschultz) and on GooglePlus. Career Topics Job Interviews

  • 7 Reasons You Weren't Picked For The Job CareerCast.com Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:46 Author JT Ripton Job hunting is tough and getting rejected for a job you really felt right for can be devastating. There are many reasons you might not get the job and some of them are in your power to change. Consider carefully what could have caused a company to go a different route and look for a better experience next time. You’re too Smart More JT Ripton is a freelance business, marketing and career advice writer, who has written for sites like BusinessInsider.com, Entrepreneur.com and more. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton. Career Topics Job Interviews

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