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What is the First Impression You Send Hiring Managers?

September 7th, 2016

First impressions are important. People form judgments about others very quickly based on what they see. The same is true for hiring managers. They make decisions based on intuition more often than they would like to admit. So, the first impression you make when you walk into the interview is very important. Here are a… Read More »

What Should Job Candidates Ask the Hiring Manager?

July 20th, 2016

By now it is pretty much common knowledge that you need to ask questions during the job interview. Not asking questions about the job and the company will raise suspicions in the hiring manager’s mind about your interest in the job, as well as your general professional competency. There are the general types of questions… Read More »

When They Say, “We’ll Keep Your Resume on File,” What Does That Mean?

September 2nd, 2015

It’s something every job candidate has heard at one time or another. “We’re going with someone else, but we’ll keep your resume on file.” Your first thought after hearing that may be, “Sure, you’ll keep it in the circular file down at your feet with all the other crumpled paper.” So, exactly what does it… Read More »

Is Your First Impression Hindering Your Hiring Chances?

May 6th, 2015

During the job search process, there are a number of instances to make an impression on your potential employer. With the cover letter and resume, e-mail correspondence or phone interview, your interactions provide a snapshot of what you will bring to the company. However, the biggest impression can be made during a job interview, which… Read More »