• Keep Getting Rejected? 3 Things to Keep in Mind
    Let's not sugarcoat it: Rejection stinks. Nothing is fun about being turned down for a job opportunity. And while circumstances are often beyond your control (they went with an internal candidate, or the position wasn't filled), if you’re consistently coming in second or third during the hiring p...
  • How to Answer: "What Should We Know about You That’s Not on Your Resume?"
    The hiring manager asks, “What should we know about you that’s not on your resume?” That’s when many a mind goes blank. Tricky? Yes. Impossible? Not if you’re prepared. Here's how.
  • How to Answer: What Is Your Greatest Weakness?
    Some interview questions seem custom-made to trip you up. They interrupt your flow, feel invasive, or don’t speak toward your skills and abilities. Some of these questions are illegal, but this isn’t one of those. “What is your greatest weakness?” is just…awkward. Here's how best to answer,
  • Signs Your Potential Employer Walks the Walk
    Evaluating a potential employer’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives is critical to determining whether the company culture will be a good fit for you. What clues indicate a company does not just talk the talk when it comes to DE&I?
  • 5 Better Questions to Ask at Your Next Networking Meeting
    So, you’ve finally landed that big one-on-one networking meeting you’ve been angling for, and now you need to ensure you make the most of every minute you get with your new contact.
  • Should I Dumb Down My Resume When Applying to Jobs I’m Overqualified For?
    Your resume is sterling. You’ve got degrees to spare, a solid work history, and an attractive list of certificates and awards. Any company would be lucky to have you. So why hasn’t anyone called you back?
  • How to Answer: “Tell Me About Yourself”
    It seems like such a simple question, but “tell me about yourself” is notorious for wrecking many interviewees’ chances to make positive first impressions. Turns out there’s a simple formula, and we’ve got you covered.
  • 5 Tips to Boost Your Job Search in the New Year
    Finding a new job is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. It’s up there with eating healthier, losing weight, and saving money. Like those other resolutions, its continual popularity signals how demanding it can be, and December’s best intentions don’t necessarily translate to success....
  • How to Demonstrate 5 Intangible Qualities Hiring Managers are Looking for
    Are you currently considering a new career opportunity, or perhaps already preparing to interview for your dream job? If so, you’ve probably wondered what qualities the hiring manager is looking for and how you can demonstrate them effectively, in order to secure the position. Here five qualities...
  • How to Use Active Listening in an Interview
    One of the best ways to prepare for job interviews is to develop active listening skills. Learning how to masterfully use verbal and non-verbal cues to fully participate in a conversation will help you land the job and be successful once you’re hired.
  • How to Answer: "Tell Me about Your Leadership Experience in the Workplace"
    When an interviewer asks you to tell her about your leadership experience, it’s important to have an answer ready. Here are some options you can use as a foundation to craft a response suited to you and your particular leadership experience.
  • Should You Believe the Company Reviews You Read Online?
    Thanks to online reviews, we can receive that information any time and about anything. But should you believe online company reviews when job hunting?
  • Job seekers are looking for the perfect match
    Job seekers typically zero in on the basics of pay, benefits, and work-life balance. But wise ones will focus on the most important step of the process. Read on to learn more!
  • Four Tips For Finding the Perfect Job Match
    As a job seeker, it’s easy to zero in on pay, benefits, and even work-life balance. But don’t skip what may be the most important step of the process. Read on to discover more!
  • Best Practices for Getting a Job at Your Old Company
    Often when you resign a position, you can't imagine ever wanting to return to your employer. But a growing number of employees (known as "boomerang employees") are finding new opportunities at old employers, and hiring managers are increasingly open to rehiring former employees. If a boomerang po...
  • How to Answer: “What is Your Dream Job?”
    What is the best way to answer, “What’s your Dream Job?” While you don’t want to set the bar too high, setting the bar too low can make it sound like you don’t have goals and aspirations. So how do you find that middle ground between “I want it all” and “anything will do?”
  • Are You Likable? Hint: It Impacts Your Job Search
    Potential employers will be checking out your work experience, employment history, and education, but they'll be gauging your soft skills too. This includes your likability, which can make or break your chances of getting the job.
  • How to Get Recruiters to Pass Your Resume to Hiring Managers
    Recruiters can be a great way to get your foot in the door of a company where you want to work. So what are recruiters looking for when they consider passing your resume on to hiring managers?
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...