Your GPA is Now Meaningless

When you’re a student, you work to achieve the highest possible GPA. When you graduate, I’m sorry to say, that number doesn’t really matter. When it comes to getting a job, employers don’t want to know what you did, they… Read more »

Don’t Fake It to Make It: How to Enhance Your Resume and Look Great to Potential Employers Without Lying

Looking for a job in this economy can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you are sending out application after application without ever receiving a single request for an interview. It may be tempting to think about lying on your resume… Read more »

“What’s Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal?” How Non-Traditional Interview Questions Can Help You Learn About Candidates’ Personalities

You have to be careful of what you ask in a job interview, of course. To avoid asking anything illegal, most interviewers avoid asking anything too personal. However, challenging applicants with unusual questions can reap unexpected rewards. Asking non-traditional interview… Read more »

“My Favorite Color is Purple and I Collect TV Guides” – What Does an Employer Want to Know When They Say “Tell Me About Yourself”?

There’s a reason this question is asked at the very beginning of an interview. “Tell me about yourself” really means “give me an overview of who you are, professionally speaking.” “Professionally speaking” is the key phrase here. You want to… Read more »

7 Tips For Making A Temporary Job Permanent

Often, organizations contract with temporary employees to fill a position as a way to “try before they buy.” Here’s how to get them to buy – that is, offer you a permanent position with their company. 1. Select Your Target… Read more »

How Can a Staffing Agency Help You Avoid the Unemployment Trap?

Sad but true, the EEOC was recently forced to hold a public hearing because of a disturbing trend: certain companies nationwide had been excluding unemployed applicants when hiring. Their ads specifically stated that they would only consider employed job candidates.… Read more »

Is Your Social Media Profile Helping or Hindering Your Job Search?

Social media sites, such as LinkedIn or Facebook, are powerful tools for a job seeker. You can use social media to leverage your network as you search for your next position: Let people know what you are looking for, and… Read more »