How to Interview Like a Jedi (or Just a Good Guy)

How to Interview Like a Jedi (or Just a Good Guy)

You don’t have to use Jedi mind tricks to be successful in an interview. Yes, even you can harness the power of your midi-chlorians and use that power for good. Here’s some sound advice from our favorite Star Wars heroes to help guide and inspire you during interviews.

“Your focus determines your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn

What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?

What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?

Tapping inside of the mind of a hiring manager is no easy task. Often, qualified candidates are dismissed because they do not meet the hiring manager's expectations which leaves many candidates wondering- what exactly are hiring managers expecting?

Trying to pinpoint an exact skill-set would be impossible. But job seekers do not have to be left completely in the dark. There are many characteristics hiring managers look for specifically when trying to fill a role. Some of these characteristics include qualification, cultural fit and flexibility.

How LinkedIn's Volunteer Portal Can Benefit You

How LinkedIn's Volunteer Portal Can Benefit You

In this technological age, the professional market is no longer in the business of paper resumes and portfolios. LinkedIn is the leader in creating an optimal professional identity. With everything from a company rating to a job search engine, LinkedIn is the first place someone should start when entering the career world.

What to Expect after Your Masters

What to Expect after Your Masters

What to expect after your masters degree depends on the degree area, its purpose, your professional development status during your studies (if you have work experience or continued straight through college), and the overall job market.

Overall, your area-specific skills and knowledge should be cutting-edge. A masters also implies solid set of professional skills, particularly writing (See Hot Job Skills: Companies Want Staff with Writing M.U.S.C.L.E).

Will Travel for Work: Things to Consider when Interviewing for Non-Local Jobs

Will Travel for Work: Things to Consider when Interviewing for Non-Local Jobs

Moving out-of-state, or even your city, for a job can seem a little intimidating. You are entering brand new territory in terms of employment and living situations. While choosing where you live is entirely your preference, there are some things to be cautious about when considering a job where you don't live. Whether you're moving altogether or choosing a longer commute, here are some tips to stay informed and in control of your long-distance job search.

Staying Positive: Bringing the Right Attitude to a Job Search

Staying Positive: Bringing the Right Attitude to a Job Search

A job search does not have to feel soul-sucking. Bringing the right attitude to a job search is all about staying positive. There is a possibility the attitude projected can affect the results received, which is why many people believe in the power of positive affirmations. Here are some ways job seekers can keep their attitudes uplifted:

Battle of the Jobs: Contracting vs. Full Time

Battle of the Jobs: Contracting vs. Full Time

During a job hunt, candidates are often approached by a myriad of recruiters with predominately contract opportunities. Before beginning a job search, one must to decide if contracting is a viable option.

Knowledge of the differences between contracting and full time employment is essential to making that decision. Here are some pros and cons of each to consider: