Stop Using Relatives as Job References!

References are one of the trickiest aspects of the job search, particularly for those with a short or non-existent work history. However, it doesn’t justify using family members as professional references. Putting down a relative as a reference will get you thrown out of the running for most jobs. You may be thinking that because Read More …

Job Interview Advice from Author Denise Dudley

Job interviews can feel like a scary and mysterious game where the rules are unknown. Hiring managers often make things hard on applicants by asking seemingly unrelated, or worse, illegal questions and failing to communicate clearly with interviewees.  To make things more confusing, experts offer conflicting advice about what to do before, during and after Read More …

JobFlare App Seeks to Change the Job Hunt Game

Criteria Corp., a leader in pre-employment testing since 2006 has announced the launch of JobFlare, an iOS brain games app designed to change the way job hunting and talent discovery take place for job seekers and companies.   Research shows that aptitude tests are consistently one the most predictive factors of job success. JobFlare games focus Read More …

Why Job Interviews are Useless

The New York Times recently published an article on the uselessness of job interviews. As stated in the article, researchers have known for many decades that interviews aren’t an accurate assessment of one’s abilities.   One reason interviews aren’t useful is that traits noticed during an interview can overshadow more important, objective factors. The New Read More …

Coping with Job Search Burnout

Job searching can be frustrating, demoralizing, and even dehumanizing. Dealing with constant rejection, jumping through hoops, and trying to say just the right things to impress potential employers can wear you down. You may even want to give up searching completely. But there are strategies to help overcome feelings of disappointment. A few tips and Read More …

Job Search Tips for the Highly Sensitive Person

Job searching for highly sensitive people can be more stressful than it is for the average person. Although being an HSP is not a disability, it does come with limitations. You may have trouble functioning in environments and situations that would not bother most people. And since highly sensitive people are a minority of the Read More …

How to Dress for Success in the Sizzling Days of Summer

by Vicky Oliver This summer, as college grads peddle their freshly earned degrees into prime positions in the skilled workforce, they may come up against unwritten rules of decorum when it comes to workplace fashion. In the professional world, appearance matters. With their impressive resumes in hand, college grads hoping to enter the job market Read More …