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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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The Benefits of Working For A Small Company

I am a big fan of small business and always encourage young people to consider this route when thinking about where they will work. Many people (falsely) believe that a big company will provide lots of job security and offer a great career path.
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Lies We Tell Ourselves When Looking for A Job

31JAN2021 Lies We Tell Ourselves When Looking for A Job By Gerald Walsh © Looking for a job can be frustrating especially when it’s taking longer than hoped. Sometimes there are legitimate barriers, like a weak economy. But more often the source of the
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What Should You Do If You Suddenly Lose Your Job?

Earlier this week at a local news radio station, eight people—including a couple I know well—lost their jobs unexpectedly. Admittedly, they are in an industry that is susceptible to economic swings. But it’s still a shock, and it brought to mind the question: What
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Why Am I Not Getting Interviews?

Has this happened to you? You apply for a job believing you meet all the requirements. Then you wait and wait for that call to schedule an interview. But it never comes. Why weren’t you picked? Here are 10 possible reasons: 1. You didn’t
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