Category: Job Interview

Challenging Interviews

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 11, 2013 at 2:00 am

Everyone loves to receive that all-important phone call in which an HR representative requests an interview. It’s the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. After weeks – perhaps months – of job search, the goal is finally in sight. However, you still have to get through the interview. While spending an hour or... » Read Full Article

Salary Negotiations

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: April 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

This isn’t a topic that has come up often during the Great Recession. Many of us have felt it necessary to take what we could get and be grateful for it. Times, thankfully, are changing, even if it appears to be at a snail’s pace. Hiring is up and employees are feeling more confident in... » Read Full Article

Job Interviewing for an Introvert

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: March 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

The American culture is a bit contradictory about its approach to introverts and extroverts. A recent book, Quiet,  discusses how we’re trained from an early age to be extroverts, the one who gets noticed. However, we’re also admonished not to brag about ourselves because that makes us appear arrogant. Most parents have told their children that nobody... » Read Full Article

You’ve been invited to interview…now the hard part starts

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

As job seekers, we often become so focused on securing an interview, that when it does happen, we feel we’ve succeeded. There’s not much else to do. How wrong it is to assume that. Many applicants look great on paper, but when they’re face-to-face with a hiring manager or a recruiter, they fizzle out. Some... » Read Full Article