How to Recover From a Mistake on the Job

Making mistakes at work isn’t fun, but it happens to everyone. You set high standards for yourself, so it’s only natural to feel embarrassed and disappointed. However, being too hard on yourself will get you nowhere. In these situations, it’s how you handle the slipup that matters most. Use these tips to bounce back as Read more »

Three Things a Recruiter Wants You to Know

Working with a recruiter is one of the best ways to find a great new job, but there are a lot of misconceptions about it. One of the most prominent is recruiters just want to score a quick placement, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As staffing professionals, recruiters take pride in connecting Read more »

What is Holding Your Career Back?

Right now, you’re in a bit of a failure to launch situation. You’ve been treading water in a job you’re no longer learning or growing in for a while now, and it’s time to finally do something about it. You’re a bright person with a lot to offer any employer, so get to the bottom Read more »

Positioning Yourself as a Top Candidate Online

These days, almost everyone has a digital footprint. Consequently, it’s easier than ever for potential employers to research you, and they’re taking full advantage. According to CareerBuilder, 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, according to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey. If you think trying to maintain a low profile will Read more »

Don’t Wait to Be Asked About Your Strengths

When preparing for a job interview, you expect to be asked “What are your strengths?” It’s a job interview standard, so prepare a response for it, but don’t stop there. Every question is actually an opportunity to highlight both your strengths and weaknesses — the latter of course being what you learned — so take Read more »

Resume Writing to Land the Job

If you’ve been out of the job search for a while, your resume-writing skills are probably a little rusty. Until recent years, submitting the same resume for every job was the standard; however, this practice has become obsolete. These days, you’re expected to create a unique resume for every opportunity you apply to, and if Read more »

Learning from Constructive Criticism

Even when packaged politely, having your shortcomings called out doesn’t feel great. You know you’re not perfect, but constructive criticism always stings a bit. However, this feedback is a fantastic learning tool, so you need to learn how to use it effectively. Many people don’t have this ability, so you’ll enjoy a competitive advantage if Read more »

How to Position Failure to a Prospective Employer

In a job interview, you want to put your best self forward, so it’s always uncomfortable when you’re asked to describe your biggest failure. It’s tempting to claim you’ve never failed at anything; however, the interviewer will see right through that. As much as candidates dread this question, interviewers can’t get enough of it. From Read more »

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle!

Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to boost your career, but if you want to get ahead, you have to stay in touch. There’s certainly no need to contact your recruiter on a daily basis, but you also can’t go off the grid and expect jobs to magically come your way. There’s a Read more »

Showcase Leadership Skills (at Every Level!)

The best employers are always on the hunt for future leaders. No matter what type of job you’re applying for, showcasing leadership skills is important, because these abilities will get you far in your career. Even if the position itself doesn’t call for leadership abilities, highlight those you have during the interview process, because they Read more »