What is the Form I-9 and Why is it Important?

Anyone who has either been hired for a job or hired someone for a job knows that the process of getting a new employee on board requires a large amount of paperwork. The I-9 form is one of the most important forms that an employee and employer fill out. To help you understand why the… Read more »

Want to Start a Side Gig? Here Are a Few Things to Consider

What is the “gig economy”? If you’ve never heard the term, “gig work” or “gig economy”, it’s basically just a fancy term for contract or freelance work. It’s generating a lot of buzz these days because it’s estimated to comprise roughly 43 percent of the workforce by 2020. Whether you’re trying to save a little… Read more »

How to Answer: Why Should We Hire You?

What’s the best way to answer when the interviewer asks why they should choose you over another candidate who has the same qualifications? Standing out in your job search is crucial, but it’s also hard. The truth is, a lot of people are just as qualified as you when it comes to comparing resumes. When a hiring… Read more »

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying for a Job

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In this very competitive job market, job seekers need to stay focused and bring their “A game” to every opportunity they pursue. Carelessly submitting resumes to hundreds of online job postings won’t get your far. So, before you spend another minute filling out yet another online job application, ask yourself these questions before applying to… Read more »

How to Answer the Most Daunting Interview Question

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“So, tell me about yourself.” A seemingly simple, but daunting question that almost every interview starts with. How much should you share? How can you relate your experiences to the job? This is not an invitation to recite your entire life story or even to go bullet by bullet through your resume. Instead, it’s your… Read more »

3 Tips To Making A Successful Job Change

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An effective job application must be customized to the opportunity to be found in the applicant tracking system, so applying for jobs can take a substantial amount of time. But, even if you’re happily employed at a stable company, or just landed a new position, there’s still plenty you can do to make your next job search easier.… Read more »

How to Answer Tough Interview Questions

The interview is undoubtedly one of the most unnerving steps of the job search process. Luckily, one way to calm yourself and be prepared is by knowing what’s in store and crafting smart replies to tough interview questions in advance. 1. Tell me about a time you overcame an obstacle? if you’re like most interviewees,… Read more »

The Power of Persistence

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The Importance of Persistence “Impossible is just a word people use to make themselves feel better when they give up.” Dreams are tricky. On the one hand, a dream provides a goalpost for you to direct all your effort and aspirations toward. On the other hand, achieving your dream is not typically an easy task. There’s… Read more »

Improve Your Monday Mood

Does the start of the week trigger anxiety, sadness, or overwhelming stress? According to a recent survey by Monster, 77% of Americans suffer from Monday morning blues. In fact, 76% of people start feeling the Monday morning blues on Sunday! Even if you love your job, but especially if you don’t, the Monday morning blues are… Read more »

Is Your Resume Being Ignored?

You spent hours applying to jobs but haven’t heard anything back from the hiring managers. You feel like your resume is being ignored. Here are a few reasons why your resume may have fallen to the bottom of the stack. 1. Your resume isn’t tailored Submitting the same resume to every job posting is not… Read more »