Does It Really Matter If I Fill Out that Application?

Does It Really Matter If I Fill Out that Application?

These days when applying online you usually have to do more than just submit a resume, as the application process nine times out of ten also has you complete an application. But have you ever asked yourself “Is it really necessary for me to complete this application”? Heck, we all have. Especially in times where [...]

Must Be This Tall…

Have you been to an amusement park recently?  Once you get past the overcrowded parking lots, stand in line for tickets, (just to stand in line more once inside), and finally get to the roller coaster where people of all ages squeal in anticipatory delight, you’ll notice a small, sign at the entrance of every attraction.  [...]

How I Hired Someone Through Job Hunt Chat (success story)

Tracy Brisson is the founder and CEO of The Opportunities Project, an organization that helps young professionals meet their career goals quickly and confidently. Before launching her own company, Tracy worked in recruitment for more than a decade and her career advice has appeared in the New York Post, The Star Ledger, and on Monster+HotJobs, and The [...]

Work. Travel. Is It For You?

Work. Travel. Is It For You?

Traveling. This is a word that people generally like to hear in their personal lives because it means that they are visiting a place they chose. However, travel is typically a word that many people do not like to hear in their professional lives? Why? Because you have to work, you’re away from your family, [...]

Take Off Your Career Blinders

The 137th Kentucky Derby was this past Saturday.  Millions of people were watching, drinking mint juleps and wearing the finest hats they could find.  It’s what all trainers, jockeys and owners dream of.  It’s what makes a three year old horse a legend.  As I was watching the Derby this weekend, I found some inspiration [...]

4 Ways to WOW Hiring Managers with Tech

4 Ways to WOW Hiring Managers with Tech

QR Codes and technology seem to be everywhere especially when I’m traveling.  Last week I traveled to Atlanta for the third HR Evolution Conference.  And as I walked the airport terminals, restaurants, and rode the train to my destination, they were everywhere.  As I begin to integrate QR Codes into my own business and marketing [...]

Rules For Networking

Rules For Networking

When you hear the term “networking”, what comes immediately to mind?  Well, if you’re a computer programmer, maybe something different, but the rest of you are thinking along the lines of people standing around drinking cocktails, haphazardly passing out business cards, with the ultimate goal of getting a job or new lead.  This is a [...]

Turning Your Gap Year Into a Positive

Gap years, or months can be a powerful mood-killer to any resume. What is a Gap year, exactly? A Gap year occurs when a high-school graduate takes 12 months off consecutively to work, volunteer or do another activity. Although some can view a Gap year as a negative, there are steps any student can take [...]

The Big Interview Questions

There’s 3 types of questions you must prepare before you attend an interviewthat will put you in a good position to be successful: 1: A question about something the interviewer has told you. Show that you have listened and taken an interest in what has been said. Ask a question that will give you the [...]

Are All Interviews Game?

Are All Interviews Game?

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been interviewing manager candidates for several of our locations across a couple of my regions. Some of the interviews have been good and some of them have been not so good. And through this process, one particular interview stood out to be because it was though the [...]