Dealing with Imposter Syndrome at Work

Does this sound familiar to you? You landed the interview and got the job and then you wake up in the morning with the feeling that you somehow cheated the system and that you’re actually not going to do well on the job and furthermore, everyone will know it shortly (if they don’t already!) You […]

Questions Never to Ask in an Interview (And What to Ask Instead)

We heartily recommend that you ask questions during your interview for the most part. It shows that you are actually interested in the company and that you have done your homework. Questions about what to expect in a day in the life of the company, more in-depth questions about where the company sees itself going […]

The Importance of Dreams to Your Career

Picasso once said this, he said that all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. I believe this passionately, that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out of it. So why is this? -Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools […]

What is Your Superpower?

It’s superhero movie season again, with many big names hitting the silver screen in 2016 and while it’s exciting on the level of watching them all, it’s also given us some pause for thought and it should give you some too in regards to your resume, cover letter, job hunting, skills, passions and talents! What […]

On Using Personality Tests

Ah, personality tests. They rear up on social media, show up as part of orientation or interviews for many jobs and can even show up in the school system. From complicated to simple, from goofy to deadly serious, personality tests tap into something that everyone has: a desire to know who they are, where they […]

Building a Resume Like You’d Build a Character

This article on building a resume is for the gamers (pen and paper and video gamers), fiction authors and over active imaginations in the room! You’ve been warned… *** Building a resume is really tricky for many people. For those who don’t like to talk or think about themselves, it can be excruciating. For people […]

Are You a Homemaker? How do You Put This on a Resume?

A common issue which many people face is one of returning to work after spending time as a homemaker-either because of the children, because of other family needs such as taking care of senior members or someone with a disability or because of a personal preference. For any number of reasons, homemakers may also want […]

Applying for a Job You’re Overqualified For

One of the weirder problems (from first glance anyway) that job applicants can have is the fear of being overqualified for a job that he or she really wants. There is a definite perception that if you’re applying for a job, you want a job that has you at the same level or slightly higher […]

The Benefits of Informational Interviews

An informational interview, like the post-interview thank you note, is a frequently under-utilized tool in the job search. A lot of people don’t do them at all and even those who know about them don’t do them often enough to help them land a job. But an informational interview is a great tool: it’s free, […]

How to Have a Good Job Shadowing Experience

Job shadowing, like the information interview, is one of those tools which people tend not to think of utilizing when it comes to conducting a job search. Some of the reasons for this are not the fault of the seeker: not everyone wants to be shadowed on the job and not everyone can have a […]