Have you ever had that sinking feeling that you misunderstood an interview question, or went down the wrong path while answering? It’s a horrible feeling, especially if you really want that position. You can recover though, and Julia shows you how.
Negotiation of any kind is stressful for a lot of people, negotiating salary and compensation are downright scary. As in most things, being clear about what you want and preparing ahead of time for the conversation leads to a much more successful outcome. We’ve compiled a few scenarios to help you think ahead about the […]
The words we say, and how we say them, matter! It is the most immediate reflection on our ability to articulate thoughts and intelligently communicate our expertise. Even the most well thought out presentation or collaborative idea can be steamrolled by poor delivery. Moreover, we can develop reputations at the office based on how we […]
The one-on-one interview is a good sign that a company is taking a genuine interest in you and is seriously considering your candidacy. Congratulate yourself for getting this far in the interview process. Just like phone and video interviews, there are some essential steps to preparing, and key things to be aware of during the […]
Preparing for an interview can be nerve-wracking, immensely intimidating and deceptively one-sided. Think about it: a person or (worse!) several people sitting opposite you, questioning you, and then analyzing, critiquing and judging whether you can or cannot get the job done properly…it’s a professional’s worst nightmare! Preparing for an interview with the right resume and […]
From time to time we will offer advice and information from other experts on various topics. We are pleased to share with you this article by guest author James Wu on the new California Law AB168 that went in effect January 1st regarding questions about salary history. Are you prepared? Are you looking for a new […]
“We’re looking for someone more junior.” “We think you’ll get bored.” “You’ve already been there and done that. Why would you want to do it again?” A week doesn’t go by without someone telling me he or she was told one of these lines. Yet, when I look at the job description and compare it […]
I often hear older people (baby boomers and Gen X) complaining about millennials (AKA Gen Y). “They don’t like to work.” “They’re entitled.” “They expect recognition before they’ve done anything.” While these are common thoughts, the comments show a lack of understanding and appreciation for the younger members of the work force. I’ve been working […]
Ever hear the story of the manager who wanted to hire a professional with a bachelor’s degree and 20 years of experience, yet not older than 32? Apparently only prodigies were qualified.