How to Ace a Zoom Interview

For a Zoom job interview, how should I set up my interview space? Remember it’s a professional activity. Whether you schedule a Zoom interview or an in person interview, the interview space must reflect professionalism. Avoid visually distracting elements that could divert the interviewer’s attention from you. That said, I offer these interviewing tips regarding […]

Cover Letter Tip #2

What do you need to know about cover letters? As a follow-up to my last post, this post provides cover letter tip #2. It’s the second in a planned short series. (Look at cover letter tip #1 to see what you’ve missed!) What are Some of the Worst Mistakes You can Make with a Cover […]

Job Search Success: Give It Your Best!

If job search success is your goal, always give it your best! You might have personal challenges or just face roadblocks from employers’ automated hiring practices. Whatever the situation, put as much thought, energy, and time into your job search campaign as you can. Job Search Success–Where Does It Start? As with most things worth […]

Your Job Search – The Vanishing Role of HR

You’ve seen the advice about not dealing with the human resources department at companies you’re targeting in your job search, and there were good reasons for the advice. Now the situation has worsened, according to Ask The Headhunter’s Nick Corcodillos. He never pulls his punches; however, his latest blog post, “The campaign to kill HR,” […]

Video Interviews–A Shocker!

A while ago, I did a post on the trend in video interviews, including those in which the applicant basically responds to pre-set questions. This post is basically a somewhat alarming add-on to that. Job Interviews That Aren’t Really Interviews As my earlier post noted, these new-style interviews don’t involve the presence of an interviewer–just […]

Turn Down A Job Interview? Are You Crazy?

If someone told you that you should turn down the opportunity for a job interview–especially if you’ve been out of work for a while–would you think they were crazy? After all, the whole point is to get interviews so you can land a new job sooner rather than later, right? Bad Job Interview Prospects There […]

Salary Negotiation Trends

It used to be that we said, “The first person who mentions a number [for salary] loses.” Is that still true today? Not according to Liz Ryan, whose article on Forbes titled “How to Negotiate A Job Offer” labels that advice as old-school thinking–true maybe as recently as 1995 but not anymore. As Ryan says, […]

We All Need Appreciation

With Thanksgiving just two days away, I’ve been reflecting on the subject of appreciation (aka gratitude). If you’re at all like me, you might not always remember to express appreciation for the good that has come into your life, your work, etc., from various individuals. Without minimizing any challenges you might be experiencing or anticipating, […]