Pre-Job Interview Small Talk Matters More Than You Think

Those awkward moments when you chat about the weather or news with your interviewers before they start asking questions aren't just them trying to be nice. Turns out the gift of gab might get you a gig. Researchers Brian Swider, Brad Harris, and Murray Barrick recorded 163 job interviews with business school students to determine how pre-interview banter affected the interview overall.

September 28, 2016

How Veterans Should Conduct Informational Interviews

The foundational tool in any networking job-search strategy is the informational interview. The best practices for conducting one are similar for veterans and civilians alike but there are special considerations for military-experienced job seekers. Informational interviews are one-on-one meetings, ideally in person but maybe by telephone, that allow the job seeker to learn about companies, positions and people in a constructive and non-confrontational setting.

September 17, 2016

Job seekers hold out hope despite obstacles to employment

Dana Highshaw, 57, lost his job a year ago when the company he worked for was sold. Since he left an interim position at Community Warehouse, which hires displaced workers, he has spent three months looking for work. "The response I've been receiving is 'we'll call you,' and basically that's it.

September 10, 2016

11 Interview Questions That Trip Everyone Up

According to a small business report, 50 percent of companies in 2016 say that hiring is the toughest challenge they face. With 50 percent of business hiring, this means your dream job awaits. Now, it's time to prepare for the interview questions that trip up even the best of interviewees.

September 1, 2016

12 Weirdest Ways Job Seekers Have Tried to Stand Out

For job-seekers, competition can be stiff. Keyword-driven algorithms pluck contenders from hundreds of resumes, and hiring managers may interview dozens of candidates - it's no wonder applicants are looking for ways to stand out. A beefed-up resume that highlights coveted skills is one way to grab an employer's attention, but for others, that isn't enough.

August 30, 2016

Applying to Selective Tech Companies? Here's How to Nail Your Interview

How can engineers ensure they're competitive when applying for selective companies? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by David Yang, Co-Founder and Lead Instructor at Fullstack Academy, on Quora: You need to excel in two areas to have a good chance of success when applying to selective companies: Technical Proficiency and Culture Fit.

August 29, 2016