The average job search is a peculiar paradox. There may be 2,278 available positions for your chosen field, but as you scroll through pages and pages of listings, you're lucky if two stand out. Perhaps you're a recent college graduate searching for the needle in the haystack of three- to five-year experience jobs. Just as frustrating,...Read more
Questions to exploreFind the answers to these common questions to give yourself an advantage when starting work placements or internships:
- What is the story of this organisation?
- What are its stated values?
- What is the name of the person who owns or runs the organisation?
- What services...
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:Read more
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:...
Inspirational TED Talk from Scott Dinsmore on finding work you love. https://youtu.be/jpe-LKn-4gM...Read more
Last week, I discussed the different types of management roles. This week, we will explore how to get experience for to transition into those roles. When transitioning into a new role (or any role for that matter), you must demonstrate some sort of experience or knowledge that is related to that role in order...Read more
This week I had one of my connections reach out to me with this question:Read more
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...
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...Read more
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...Read more