Expert Career Advice for Graduates, Veterans, and Career Changers

Are you a college student, recent graduate, career changer or veteran entering the civilian workforce? If so, author Ronald Willbanks has expert advice to help you achieve success in your new career. Willbanks is author of soon to be released Career by Design, a practical career guide specifically for those entering the workforce or changing Read More …

When to Fire Your Recruiter

Working with a recruiter or job search agency can be helpful, particularly if you are new to the job market. However there are downsides to working with a recruiter. Recruiters often use desperate job seekers to justify their own jobs and may waste your time. Do your research on recruiting agencies beforehand and don’t be Read More …

AI Recruitment Shows Bias Against Women

It has recently been revealed that Amazon previously used a recruiting tool that had a bias against women. Amazon, who abandoned this tool in 2015, stated that its models were made to favor men over women after ten years of analyzing the resumes of the male-dominated tech industry.   So why were these tools favoring women? Read More …

Study: College Grads Moving for Jobs, Not Location

Many college graduates can expect to relocate in order to find employment. It’s not surprising that those who invested money and time into job training put their careers before desired locations. A recent study published by Apartment List shows that college graduate renters are moving for jobs, while renters without a degree move for location. Key Read More …

10 Body Language Don’ts for Job Interviews

A successful job interview is more than just getting the answers right. Hours of studying job interview questions are wasted if your body language sends the wrong message. You may think body language isn’t a big deal, but it’s crucial to making a good first impression. Therefore, you should be aware of bad body language Read More …

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 …