Are You Interviewing Candidates?

9 Things Hiring Managers Should Never Ask About in a Job Interview You may think asking a job candidate whether they have kids is a totally innocuous icebreaker, but it’s one of many topics best left alone during a job interview. While very few specific interview questions are by themselves illegal to ask, Laura Davis, an associate professor with the Department of Finance and Legal Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, explains in the Journal of Employment and Labor Law … Continued

10 Ways to ‘Beat” the Applicant Tracking System and Land an Interview

One of the best ways to position yourself to land a great job is to make sure that you’re in the right place at the right time—and that includes making sure that your resume is in the right place at the right time. Recruiters and hiring managers routinely use applicant tracking systems (or ATS) to source candidates in their database for open positions. When they conduct a search for candidates in that system, they typically give priority to those candidates … Continued

Finding Your Work/Life Balance

  Finding the right balance between work and personal time can be a difficult task for both employers and employees. The truth is a better balance makes for happier the employee. A less stressed, more productive individual is what an employer is looking for and what employees should strive to be.   We live in a “bottom line” society so there must be clear benefits for promoting work/life balance. Employers are looking for steady or improved working results, and employees are looking … Continued

5 Ways to ‘Jump Start’ Your Job Search

That’s it – You’ve made your decision. You hate the work that you are doing and you hate your boss! You know your current situation isn’t working and you want to feel professionally fulfilled! You’ve decided — You need a new job!! It is the end of one journey . . . and the beginning of another! That “other journey” involves tackling the job market and landing a great position that will bring professional growth and development. However, competition in … Continued