Find a Job Using These 26 “Under The Radar” Job Search Engines

 By Jeff Gillis If you were born anytime after 1950 and have looked for a job at any point between 1995 and now, chances are you have done at least part of your job search online using job search engines. Okay, so if you’re anything like my dad (who only recently learned how to use a…

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What To Wear To An Interview

By Mike Simpson Give yourself a pat on the back.  After all… You did it! Only a week ago you got that call that you had a job interview coming, and a long, stressful preparation lay ahead of you. “What do I need to study?  What questions am I going to be asked?  And what…

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Send This Thank You Email After Interview (Templates Included)

By Mike Simpson Ok, so you’re feeling like a “big shot.” Your cover letter and resume were the stuff of legends. Your suit was finely pressed, you had a nice spritz of your favorite scent on and anyone within 10 miles could see that you were having the best hair day of your life. And the…

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How To Plan Your Job References Strategically

By Jeff Gillis Many jobs these days require applicants to submit job references along with applications, and depending on who you use, can either hurt or help you.  Be prepared to have your past employers contacted! Many times future employers want to know little beyond your general performance and salary. Some may want more information…

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Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile For Your Job Interview

By Mike Simpson Resume…check. Cover letter…check. Fancy new corporate outfit…check. Perfectly crafted and optimized LinkedIn profile… Uh oh… Just when you thought you had covered every angle, crossed every “t” and dotted every lower-case “j”, you realize that your LinkedIn profile is opened up on the screen on the hiring manager’s computer as you go…

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5 Essential Resume Tips That Will Land You The Interview

By Mike Simpson Here we go again.  Another job application, and another resume submission. Have you ever just sat there, looked at your resume and thought, “I wouldn’t hire me after reading this.  This thing is putting me to sleep…” Don’t worry!  We’ve all been there. Here’s the thing.  It’s tough to make resumes exciting! …

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How To Turn Down A Job Offer (And Not Look Like a Fool)

By Mike Simpson If you are of the same generation as Jeff and I, you probably remember when actress Sally Field was accepting an Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart” and she was up on the podium clutching her statue, tears streaming down her cheeks and she said (cringe), “You like me, you really really like me!”…

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Behavioral Interview Questions And Answers 101

By Mike Simpson Imagine you’re sitting on a black folding chair in the middle of the hiring manager’s office at your very next job interview. You want this job. Bad. You’re eye to eye with the hiring manager… The hiring manager takes a long pause and after what seems like an eternity finally leans forward…

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