Job interviews can be a high-stakes, high-pressure situation. Every now and then, Becky called me after an interview to share the oddest thing to escape her mouth. Here’s a couple of ’em.
I read this all too familiar blog post of job interview advice recently, and wanted to do one aimed more at the general job interview. So after years of interviews and reading job interview advice, here’s the list of unbreakable commandments for your next interview. 1. Lean forward in your chair to seem more interested […]
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If you have been on the job market for any length of time, you will come to learn that an increasing number of job postings on the web aren’t really job postings. A lot of them are actually postings put up by recruiters for jobs they are not even directly filling. They are putting an […]
Hey everyone, it’s our first ever guest post! This one comes from our good friend, Alyson, who has been on the job market and fighting all the good fights. When she told Becky this story, I begged her to write about it. In a world full of articles about the dumb things people say during interviews, the focus […]
I’m on the tail end of a relaxing three day weekend as I write this, so I may be too tranquil to be able to build up the appropriate lather to close this series out. We’ll see what happens. Part one here. Part two here. Near the end of my email conversations with the former […]
No preamble. Part I is here. Moving on to Part II So here’s the email I sent: Hello, I worked for NDSU from January 2007 to September 2011, and contributed to the TIAA-CREF retirement plan during that time. I am now with a new employer and was hoping to roll over my contributions into my […]
In our ongoing mission to point out the increasingly ridiculous role recruiters play in our current job market, we offer the following email exchange from a local agency that connects creatives with companies that need temporary or contract work. The initial email from the company was not solicited in any way by Becky. I’ve worked […]
A sadistic hobby of mine is to read job advice columns that make me angry. Consider this our first foray into the dark underbelly of the high and mighty HR professional. Watch out for lint in the belly button. One thing that I got a lot of as a job seeker is email newsletters from […]