Job Seekers

November 2019

4 Reasons to Consider Contract Work

According to the American Staffing Association, staffing companies in the U.S. hire nearly 15 million temporary and contract employees a year, or about 2% of the entire workforce. Working contract jobs offer flexibility and other benefits not found in regular direct hire jobs. Contract and temporary work can offer great value to a career and should not be overlooked as an option for those looking to make a change.Broader Learning & Networking OpportunitiesWhile direct hire positions might be considered...

October 2019

4 Questions to Evaluate the Commute of Your Next Job

When it comes to accepting a new job, it’s important to be absolutely sure it’s the right opportunity for you. Your potential commute is one important factor that should not be overlooked. Below are 4 questions you should ask yourself in order to evaluate the commute of your next potential job. How will you get there? It’s important to plan carefully and explore all of your options to find the best way to reach your new job in order to be...

3 Tips for Handling Gaps on Your Resume

According to a survey done by Monster.com, over half of fully employed Americans have experienced unemployment or career gaps in their lifetime. Gaps in employment lasting from 6 months to 1 year are generally a red flag when it comes to reviewing candidates for a job. However, there are a few steps you can take to make employment gaps seem less daunting. Below are 3 tips for how to handle gaps on your resume. Explain Layoffs with Honesty If an interviewer...

5 Tricky Interview Questions that could Sink Your Interview

Some common interview questions are more difficult to answer than others. It’s always important to be prepared so that you’re not caught off guard during your interview. We’ve selected 5 of the trickiest interview questions that could sink your interview if answered the wrong way. Read on to learn the right ways to answer these tricky questions. 1. Why did you leave your last job? (Why have you switched jobs in the past?) An interviewer might ask this question to find...

September 2019

4 Tips on Asking for a Raise (The Right Way)

According to a survey published by USA Today, employers are expected to give slightly higher than average raises in 2019. This is due to the current labor market and the rising pressure to keep top employees. Asking for a raise can be intimidating, but it’s important to go about it the right way. Below are 3 quick tips on asking for a raise the right way. Be a Top Performer Employers are looking to give raises based on performance, so in...

August 2019

Top 5 Things Not to Share During an Interview

An interview is an opportunity to impress your potential employer and highlight the things that make you a great candidate. However, there are certain topics that should be avoided in order to give you the best possible chances of getting hired. Below are the top 5 things you shouldn’t share during an interview. 1. Negative Feedback on Previous Employer It’s never a good idea to bring negativity into a job interview. You should always approach an interview with a positive attitude...

4 Big Risks in Accepting a Counter Offer

When you plan to leave your job for a better situation, your employer may meet your attempted resignation with a counter offer in order to encourage you to stay. However, accepting such an offer is a risk to your career in many ways. Below are 4 big risks associated with accepting a counter offer and staying with your old employer. 1. Your Situation May Not Improve According to national statistics, 75%-90% of those who accept a counter offer quit within 6...

July 2019

3 Questions You Ask That Can Ruin Your Interview

Asking good questions during an interview can increase your chances of getting hired. On the contrary, asking the wrong questions can severely hurt your chances and leave the interviewer with a bad impression. The following are three questions to avoid asking for the sake of your interview success.                 What Does the Company Do? This question shows you haven’t done your research and could seriously hurt your chances of landing the job. It’s essential to go into an interview informed about...

3 More Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

In case you missed it, we previously discussed 4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job. Sometimes it’s not a simple decision, and it’s important to consider your current job satisfaction very carefully. Other times the answer is obvious. Read below for 3 more signs it may be time to find a new job. Earning Below Market Pay It’s always a good idea to do some research when it comes to how much you’re earning. You might find that you are being...

4 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job

Knowing when it’s time to move on from a job is not often simple. There are many factors that go into your personal decision to open up a job search, and some issues may be more obvious than others. Here we have 4 scenarios that lead to dissatisfaction in your job that shouldn’t be overlooked. All of these are signs that it’s time to start looking for a better job. No Room for Growth Sometimes it can feel like you hit...