Category Archives: Job Search

How To Research An Employer

Questions to explore

work placementsFind the answers to these common questions to give yourself an advantage when starting work placements or internships:
  1. What is the story of this organisation?
  2. What are its stated values?
  3. What is the name of the person who owns or runs the organisation?
  4. What services...
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How to Respond to the Salary Question

The question "What are your salary requirements?" can strike fear into the eager hearts of job seekers. Here, a reader asks for advice on how to respond:
When you are applying for a job and an interviewer asks for your salary requirements, how should you respond, especially if you do not have a current salary?
Our answer:...
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Transitioning into Management – Part 1

This week I had one of my connections reach out to me with this question:
I am an SDET and would like to have the opportunity to try a new line like Program Management, but companies don't usually give you the opportunity if you have not done that work in the past. I know...
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Job = Life

If you are a typical full-time, working American, you probably spend nearly 70% of your day sleeping or working. The average American (ages 25-54 with children) spends 8.7 hours working each weekday. This doesn't include any commute time either. When more than 2/3 of your day is spent working or sleeping, you really should...
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Stop Using Monster for Your Job Search

Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com receive a lot of marketing and hype. Unfortunately, their product hasn't evolved much in the past 10 years, and it's become a breeding ground for staffing agencies and fake sales jobs. Before you upload your resume to those sites and start looking for a new job, you might want to think twice...
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