Being candid with an interviewer will usually increase your chances of being seen as a good fit and getting a job offer. But some statements can hurt your odds if you're honest about them with your interviewer.
Red flag: Never criticize a former manager.Read More...
What is the purpose of a thank-you note? When should I send one?
When writing a thank-you note to a potential employer, remember there is more to the art form than just acknowledging the time spent with you. Take a more thoughtful approach.
If you’re a job seeker with a disability and you’ve decided to tell a prospective employer about it, the question then becomes: How should I disclose this information?
Here are some steps you can take to help you prepare.
Step 1: Make an Assessment
Step 2: Plan What You'll Say
Step 3: Prepare Your Script (As Needed)
The goal is for both you and the employer to feel comfortable when you do disclose.
You’re looking for a job and you have one or more disabilities. When you find a job posting that matches your skills, you may wonder: When and how should I tell a prospective employer about my disability?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against “qualified individuals with disabilities.” That’s a person who meets skill, experience, education or other job requirements – and who can perform “essential functions” of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Read More...
Have you ever left a crowded elevator holding your breath because someone went a little crazy with a hair product?
Do you have a co-worker that uses plug-in or standalone air fresheners or scented candles in the workplace?
Does your employer take the time to research and purchase fragrance-free and/or environment-friendly cleaning products for staff or vendors who maintain the workplace?
If you’re queasy just thinking about negotiating your salary, you aren't the only one.
A poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn't like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms. There’s a gender divide, too.
By not pushing for more, you might be leaving a lot of money on the table. Here are four strategies for successful salary negotiations.Read More...
Job interviews can make many job seekers nervous. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be even more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record? How do you handle questions that home in on your past criminal activity?Read More...
If you’re interested in a job in the construction industry or considering industries to target your job search, we urge you to attend the upcoming construction industry onsite hiring events in Bloomington and Rochester. This industry offers a range of career opportunities, everything from field to professional, that pay high wages. And you don’t need an expensive four-year college degree to land a job.Read More...
Whether you’ve been recently let go from a job or you’re thinking of changing career paths, a lot has changed in the job market in the last decade.Read More...