7 Ways to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

If you are busy job hunting, receiving an invitation for a phone interview is always an encouraging sign. Phone interviews tend to happen at the early stages of a recruiting process, so if you’re excited about the opportunity you’ll want …

4 Tips for Successful Video Job Interviews

Video job interviews are becoming increasingly common in today’s market. Whether you’re job-hunting from across the country before making a move, or it’s a question of logistics while the interviewer takes a business trip, be prepared for the possibility in …

4 Ways You Might Get Tricked at Your Next Job Interview

Feeling nervous before a big job interview? You're not alone. According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, 92 percent of survey respondents were anxious about some aspect of a job interview. Among the top reasons: being too nervous, and not being able to answer a specific question. We all know tricky interview questions are coming our way — but what if there's more to it than that? Not to fan the flames of your anxiety, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that your interviewer will be testing you with more than just the standard curveball questions.

Want to Get the Job? Make Yourself Into the ‘Perfect’ Job Seeker

As we continue to hear positive reports about the state of the economy and a declining unemployment rate, it may be easy to feel confused — if the unemployment rate is so low, how am I still having such a hard time finding a job? In part, it might because commentators aren't looking at the full story. When you account not only for folks who've been about of work for 15-plus weeks, but also consider those who are underemployed, "marginally attached," or "discouraged," the effective unemployment rate has been sitting around 10 percent for the last year now at least, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So how are you supposed to find work among such stiff competition of other job seekers?