7 Ways to Prepare Yourself for a Background Check Before Your Interview

Guest Post By Michael Klazema Don’t spend all of your time preparing for the interview and not even spare a thought for the background check. There are ways to prepare for an employment background check, and each one of them can improve your hiring chances considerably. The job search period can be an incredibly busy…

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8 Phone Interview Tips That Will Land You A Second Interview

By Jeff Gillis Congratulations! Your resume is stellar, your application was impeccable, you’ve caught a potential employer’s attention and now they want to get to know you better. In years gone by that would have meant an in person interview but in today’s increasingly busy digital world, many preliminary and some final interviews are being…

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“Tell Me About Yourself” Answers (Examples Included)

By Jeff Gillis Talking about yourself should be the easiest thing to do. After all, who knows you better than… You? 🙂 But for some strange reason, nearly every interviewer can agree that giving a good answer to the question “Tell Me About Yourself” during a job interview can be one of the toughest and…

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12 Ways You Can Zap Your Job Interview Nerves

By Mike Simpson OK, it’s “go time”.  You open the front door to the company you are about to interview with. The floor beneath your feet is cold and unforgiving, echoing your footsteps as you make your way down the unfamiliar hallway. Each ragged breath you draw in fills your lungs, causing your already pounding…

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Job Interview Questions and Answers 101

By Mike Simpson “And now, for our feature presentation…” Normally these words would signal you to lean back in your movie theater chair, put on your 3D glasses and start shoveling buttery popcorn into your face for the next two-and-a-half-hours. But in this case, while your job interview does have the potential to be an Oscar-winning…

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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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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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