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The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers

Some people are more successful than others in their job searches. It is not just by chance or because they have better qualifications. It is about how they manage the job search process, even if they’re not actively looking for a job. I’ve had
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How to Impress a Potential Employer

When job searching, one activity you should consider is targeting specific organizations of interest to you. Ideally, you have someone who can ‘open the door’ for you. But if you cannot find anyone to give you a referral, you will have to take it
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What To Look For In A Job Offer

I know of a person who was made a verbal job offer in the morning, only to have it withdrawn that same evening. Unfortunately, in the interim, he resigned from his current job. When he asked for his old job back, his employer refused.
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Decline the Offer Without Burning Bridges

There are plenty of reasons why you might turn down a job offer even after you’ve been through a series of interviews, meetings, and testing. However it can be awkward, especially if you’ve been indicating your interest in the job all along by continuing
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Can I Buy You A Coffee?

When you are looking for a job (or to change jobs), it makes sense to reach out to potential employers to build your network, learn about possible opportunities, and obtain valuable career advice. The problem is that many job seekers are approaching this step
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Trying to Impress an Employer?

When job searching, one activity you should consider is targeting specific organizations that are of interest to you. Ideally, you have someone who can ‘open the door’ for you. But if you cannot find anyone to give you a referral, you will have to
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How to Find Out if an Employer is Right for You

Interviews are far from perfect. Think about it. You spend a couple of hours in meetings with the employer, where everyone is on their best behaviour. Then, if you are offered the job, you have another few days to consider it before you must
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Why Am I Not Being Called For Interviews?

Has this happened to you? You apply for a job believing you meet the requirements. Then you wait and wait for that call to schedule an interview. But it never comes. Why weren’t you picked? There might be reasons beyond your control. Maybe there
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Confidence + Humility

Being confident in an interview is good so long as you don’t come across as arrogant. Humility is also good. It’s a positive character trait most people admire. But like too much confidence (arrogance), too much humility can rule you out as a job
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