Interviewing sucks. The interviewers and screening methods aren't always objective. You have less than one hour to impress a stranger while being judged by them. There is only so much you can do as a candidate during the interview process. Good news is that if you got a call scheduled, you've passed the first test. You've… Continue reading Interview Hack: Don’t Be Insecure
When you start your job search after graduating from college or coding bootcamp or even graduate school, first thing first- manage your emotions and expectations. Don't be a jerk because everyone remembers when someone was a jerk to him/her. Looking for a job is a job in itself; it takes time, efforts and dedication. It… Continue reading First Job After School? (Insert Emoji)!
As a recruiter, I've read thousands of resumes, interviewed hundreds of candidates, and witnessed a few common job search mistakes. What could possibly be better to ring in the new year than singing along with me and learn how to increase your chance in upgrading your career in 2017? ♥ Call Me Maybe ♥ Hey, I just read… Continue reading Sing Your Way To A New Job
Nobody probably told you this before- one of the biggest pet peeves HR and recruiters have is candidate showing up too early for his/her time. We really hate it when you show up too early. How early should you show up for your interview? While interviewers expect you to be on time, we don't want… Continue reading Try Knitting While You Wait
Yes, I’m a recruiter and I’m going to talk about those recruiters who give us a bad rap. Why? Because I love recruiting and it hurts me to continue seeing those who ruin the experience for all. Being a recruiter is fun because we have the power to make someone’s dream come true (or at least… Continue reading When Recruiters Go Bad
It is amazing how we have grown so reliant on technology and how we consult an app before completing a simple task. We live in an era where distraction is allowed and even encouraged. How about giving yourself a break from all the distractions? As you pause and reflect on the achievements and learnings in… Continue reading Unplug and Make Your Career Resolutions
Unpaid internship is sadly an accepted form of employment in the US. Younger generations are paying a lot more for career preparation than ever before. "U.S. companies have been cutting money for training programs for decades, expecting schools and workers to pick up the slack." College students have to pay for school, training, and internships.… Continue reading Modern Wage Slavery: Unpaid Internships
It is unfair that employers judge your knowledge, skills and ability on a piece of paper. On the other hand, it is scary for employers to hire someone based on the information on a piece of paper. Would you pay $100,000 for a piece of paper? No. So if you're shooting for an annual salary of $100,000,… Continue reading What You Didn’t Know About Your Resume
LinkedIn is one of those things that you either want to do it right or not at all. The benefits of having an All-Star LinkedIn profile: You can be easily contacted by your network (and beyond) for any of the following: career opportunities job inquiries expertise requests reference requests getting back in touch consulting offers business… Continue reading To LinkedIn or Not?
Most employers still expect you to submit your resume even though they are accepting online profiles as official applications. So what exactly do employers look for in a resume? The Holy Trinity. These are the three key elements to demonstrate your qualifications for the position on a piece of paper. Sounds daunting but it's not… Continue reading The Holy Trinity of Resume Writing