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 …

Flexjobs.com Identifies 3 New Online Job Scams

FlexJobs has detailed three new online scams that specifically target job seekers interested in work-from-home jobs. These job scams include the reshipping scam, the Post Office scam, and the online interview scam.  According to a FlexJobs survey with over 2,600 respondents, 17 percent of job seekers have reported being a victim of a job scam Read More …

How to Answer Dumb Interview Questions

Job interviews can be intimidating even for the most experienced candidate. To make matters worse, many interviewers don’t know the right questions to ask so they include dumb questions that offer no insight into a candidate’s potential success in the position. When asking stupid interview questions, hiring managers can expect generic answers or lies from Read More …

Job Search – When You Should and Shouldn’t Apply

  Job listings usually include long lists of desired skills and experience that would be hard for any candidate to meet. Therefore, it’s important to know when you can apply even though you don’t meet all of the listed requirements. Hiring managers don’t expect applicants to be perfect, but they do expect that you’ll have Read More …

The Best Cities for Finding a Job in Your Industry

You may have a well-crafted resume, excellent answers prepared for interview questions, and all the right qualifications. But if you aren’t in the right location, you may still have trouble finding work. Every city holds different opportunities for job-seekers depending on the industry. If you want to know which cities offer the most job openings Read More …