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5 Reasons You Almost Got Called in for the Interview—But Didn’t

Author Jenni Maier for The Muse

There are three ways that a hiring manager responds to job applications: “He looks amazing,” “She’s an obvious no,” and “Eh, maybe?”

While you definitely know if you fall into the first category (hello, interview!), you’re almost always stuck in the dark about which of the latter two buckets you fall into. After all, the form rejection letter never says, “…but for what it’s worth, you were so close. If our first-choice candidate didn’t work out, and our second-choice got arrested, we would’ve totally given you a chance.” Continue reading →

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5 Survival Tricks Every Introvert Needs to Know Before Going on an Interview

Author Aja Frost for Fhe Muse

Interviews are already nerve-wracking—and when you’re an introvert like me, they’re downright, wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat, I’d-rather-get-my-teeth-pulled terrifying.

Unfortunately, if we introverts ever want to work, we have to do them, and we have to do them well.

So, check out my five techniques for getting through the process like a champ (a soon-to-be employed champ, at that!).  Continue reading →

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How to gracefully handle multiple job offers and come out on top

by Jenny Foss from Mashable

For those who have never had more than one job offer in hand simultaneously (or an offer and an interview process rolling), this topic alone may make you roll your eyes. Because, come on, who doesn’t want to have multiple suitors clamoring for you? Please.  Continue reading →

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9 phrases that make you sound less experienced than you are

Author Adrian Granzella Larssen on Mashable

When I started my first job, I was the youngest person in my organization. No, really. Although I could legally drink (barely), every single one of my 300-or-so co-workers was older and more experienced than I was.

I felt like the low woman on the totem pole — and worse, I probably acted like it. (Exhibit A: My email signature was hot pink and in Lucida Calligraphy font.)  Continue reading →

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5 habits that can turn interviewers against you

Author Jenny Foss for The Muse

Having spent the last decade recruiting, I’ve had many a conversation with hiring managers after a candidate exits the interview. And, while I always hope for exceptional feedback, sometimes the news is not so glowing. Continue reading →

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5 Job Search Tactics You Should Stop Immediately

Author Jenny Foss for The Muse

You’ve been on the job hunt for weeks.

You’re applying immediately to every job you come across that’s remotely related to your field. You’re getting your resume in the hands of anyone you meet. You’re following up with hiring managers like your life depends on it. Continue reading →

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Temp & Perm Office Recruitment – Market Commentary July 2015

​In the​ past three months we’ve experienced ​an enormous increase in temporary and permanent ​office ​staffing requirements. The demand for ​customer service staff and ​bookkeepers ​is particularly strong and it’s great to see employers ​showing a willingness to ​provide​ flexible hours. Continue reading →

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6 ways to build career skills on your own

Author Amanda Elliott from Mashable

At some companies, your boss will actively suggest that you attend conferences or provide opportunities for on-the-job training. But, there are also many jobs that rely on you to develop your skill set. Continue reading →

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9 smartest moves to make after giving your two weeks notice

From Mashable, Young Entrepreneur Council for The Muse

After finally getting the courage to tell your boss that you quit, it’s tempting to spend the next two weeks doing, um, nothing. While that plan sounds tempting, it’ll only cause you more stress later down the road — and it could also (very easily) burn bridges with your co-workers. Continue reading →

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How self-publishing on LinkedIn can elevate your professional profile

Author Jerome Ternynck from Mashable

It’s no secret that social media and online profiles have changed the rules of the job search game in more ways than one. Continue reading →

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