• 5 Ways to Shorten Your Cover Letter
    There are some basic mistakes to avoid when writing a cover letter, and making it too long is perhaps the most important one. But how do you keep it concise when you have a long and complex work history? Read on for some tips to keep your cover letter short and sweet.
  • 5 Ways to Diversify Your Skills While Staying in the Same Job
    Preparing for tomorrow’s job today means diversifying your skills, but when your current job revolves around the same old responsibilities, we often find ourselves leaning on what we already know. It can be tricky to find the time to learn new skills while juggling life’s demands, but it is possi...
  • Doing A Reference Check? Here Are Seven Questions You Should Ask
    References can help you develop a more accurate picture of a candidate’s abilities, personality, and work ethic. Thing is, even the most honest job seeker may unconsciously stretch the truth to make themselves more desirable. To get you started, here are seven questions you should ask during any ...
  • 3 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid  On Your Cover Letter
    The most common mistake on cover letters, by far, is the classic typo. The last thing you should do before you turn in your application is get another set of eyes check what you’ve already proofed. However, there are a few more rookie mistakes that will often disqualify you from the very start. R...
  • What to Do When Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
    You did a little happy dance when you found out you were hired, and imagined a bright future full of fun challenges, great coworkers, and plenty of advancement opportunities—just like you were promised! And then reality hit. Your first weeks are filled with signs that everything isn’t what you’d ...
  • Is the Candidate Lying During This Interview? Here’s How to Tell
    So much focus is placed on the stress faced by job candidates, but it can actually be just as nerve-wracking on the other side of the table. Unfortunately, it's all too common for candidates to lie on their resumes or during interviews. As a hiring manager, you need to be on the lookout for signs...
  • What to Do After a Job Rejection
    There's no getting around it: A job rejection stings, even if you've decided the position probably wasn't right for you. No one wants to be second choice. But, like most things in life, there are ways you can make the most of the situation. Here's what to do after a job rejection to keep your dig...
  • Recruiters Share the Number 1 Aspect They're Looking For in Candidates They're Hiring
    Job candidates come in all shapes and sizes, and most recruiters aren't looking to hire cookie-cutter employees. However, there are certain standout qualities that seem to be universally preferred. Lucky for you, several prominent recruiters in the D.C. area have revealed the top assets they are ...
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at the Hiring Process
    As a job candidate, it's easy to get impatient with the hiring process. You know you're a good fit, so what's taking so long? The truth is, hiring managers are dealing with a lot behind the scenes. Although the process varies by industry, size of company and level of position, hiring managers typ...
  • The Best Answers We've Seen to Strength and Weakness Interview Questions
    During a job interview, hiring managers will likely ask you about your greatest strength and weakness. These are some of the best answers we’ve seen to these questions.
  • Dealing with a Layoff
    Whether you have an inkling that a layoff is in the works, or the news comes as a bolt from the blue, it hurts to be told you are surplus to requirements.
  • Six Interview Facts Everyone Assumes Are True
    Whether you're looking for a job or know someone who is, the rules of engagement are crucial in the job market. Here are 6 interview facts people assume are true.
  • Managing Age Issues as an Older Job Applicant
    If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or even 70s, chances are you may find it necessary to conduct a job search. Here are some tips.
  • How Soon Is Too Soon to Leave a New Job?
    You were excited to start your new job. You approached the challenges with enthusiasm, anticipated its career potential, and looked forward to meeting new people. Now you’re a couple months in and…you hate it. Whatever the case, you’re constantly asking, “How soon is too soon to leave a new job?”...
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • 7 Career Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid
    Throughout your career you'll be making many decisions; some will be done consciously, but other choices, actions or things said might be less thought out. Here are 7 career mistakes you'll want to avoid.
  • What to Do When You Hear Rumors of Layoffs
    Layoffs: While there might not be a way to avoid the stress and anxiety, there are certainly things you can do to be prepared for a layoff cycle. Read on for all tips.
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Questions
    There's often no right or wrong answer when it comes to answering job interview questions, but it can be helpful to prepare in advance of your interview. Here's our ultimate guide on how to answer every interview question.
  • How to Make Sure Your Cover Letter is a Success
    To make your cover letter work for you, not against you, you will need to be savvy. A quick scan reveals whether applicants are serious about a position or simply blasting out their resume. Read on to learn more!
  • Position Yourself as a Great Candidate Not Just for the Job You Are Applying For
    We've all been there: waiting for the phone to ring with the job offer you expect. But then the phone rings, and you're told thanks, but no thanks. Here's how to still position yourself for the next position at that company.