• What Exactly Does It Mean to be Overqualified?

    Out of all of the reasons not to get hired, one of the most frustrating has got to be when you’re told that you’re overqualified. While on one hand it’s nice to know that you have plenty of skills, it’s disappointing not to get a......

  • What NOT to Include on Your Resume

    It’s a fact. Your resume is the most important document you have when it comes to your job search. There’s no shortage of information out there on what to include in it, but what about what you should leave out? First impressions matter, so here’s......

  • Keeping Calm Leading Up to a Job Interview

    We get it. The job search can be stressful. In this day and age there are fewer things more important than making sure you can provide for yourself and for your family. That’s why we tend to get nervous even when we get the good......

  • Ten Top Tips For a Killer Cover Letter

    While many applications will say that they’re optional, overall employers agree that a great cover letter helps an applicant stand out from the pack. They can take some time to craft and edit, but will pay off in the long run. Here are some tips......

  • Do You Have Any Questions?

    It’s the dreaded final query of any job interview, and the answer should always be yes. It’s tempting to say that you don’t have any questions, and it might even seem polite – of course I got all the information I need, thank you! However,......

  • Stop Screening Out Great Talent

    BY JON-MARK SABEL As companies explore new ways to tackle new HR issues such as improving Millennial engagement and negotiating the gig economy (and its effect on building teams), they’re also uncovering new solutions to the age old problem of finding new talent. In particular,......

  • Three Ways to Make Exit Interviews More Effective

    BY SUZANNE LUCAS Even when promised up one side and down the other that individual answers will be kept confidential, a departing employee is unlikely to believe that statements such as “I’m leaving because my manager is a jerk” won’t eventually get back to the......

  • The Five Questions Every Company Should Ask During Interviews

    The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skill-deep. It’s difficult to discover these qualities during the interview process. But seeing past first impressions is crucial to hiring the right people-that is, people who have not only the skills, knowledge, and experience to do......

  • Part 1: The Top Employee Traits Employers Want to See in an Interview

    When writing a job description, it’s natural and even practical for hiring managers and HR staffers to default to the basic requirements of the role: educational degrees, experience, technical skills, etc. Those elements will do the trick to get the idea across, but organizations that......

  • Why Was I Hired? Part 2

    Just as hiring managers reveal the reasons behind their hiring decisions, employees should communicate why they accepted the offers to join their organizations. When scheduling this one-on-one session with the new employee, the hiring manager should let him or her know that the company would......