10 Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Whether you’re an accountant, engineer, programmer, lawyer or administrative assistant, if you’re looking for employment, there’s one thing you have in common with virtually every other job seeker: You’ve got to write a resume. For those new to the job hunt, that can pose a challenge. You may never have written a resume before. Or […]

How to Explain a Gap in Your Resume

When you’re on the job search, a break in your work history can seem like a glaring red mark on your resume. It may even feel like the one thing preventing you from getting a job. But that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, chances are things are not as dire as you may think. How to […]

Turning the Tables: 6 Smart Questions to Ask the Interviewer

Interview questions for the hiring manager during a job interview:

All hiring managers are interested in the answers we get to the questions we pose during the job interview, but I’m also impressed when job candidates come with questions for me. For one thing, it tells me they’re prepared. They’ve thought about the company and the opportunity ahead of time. It also tells me they’re […]

How to Ace a Phone Interview in 10 Easy Steps

Ace Your Next Phone Interview: 10 Tips for Success

Phone interviews have become a common part of the hiring process. But the funny thing is that most job seekers seem to ignore them. Think about it: You spend hours writing the perfect resume, and you gnaw your fingernails to the quick stressing about your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager. But the phone interview? […]

What to Wear on a Job Interview: Do You Really Know What’s Right?

A Guide to Appropriate Interview Attire

What to Wear on a Job Interview A friend of mine is a manager at a Silicon Valley firm who recently added a new member to his team. During the hiring process, he was shocked to see one job seeker show up for the interview in jeans and a T-shirt. My friend’s workplace is pretty […]

5 Reasons Working for a Small Business Might Be Right for You

The Benefits of Working for a Small Business

Mark your calendars, everyone! June 17 is the start of National Small Business Week, which recognizes the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.   5 Reasons Working for a Small Business Might Be Right for You   Yes, I know what you’re thinking: That’s great and all, but what does it have to […]