How to prep for a video interview.

How to Sound and Look Professional in a Phone or Video Interview

Job interviews are stressful and only made worse when technology enters the mix. You want to present yourself as professional, knowledgeable, and poised, but that’s easier said than done while battling a noisy environment, spotty wi-fi, or malfunctioning headphones. Technological failures and poor planning are enough to ruin a good candidate’s chances of landing the […]

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Sending a Job Application Email

Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate for the job opening. However, if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email, it might ruin your chances of getting that job. Try looking […]

A freelancer's lessons from any job seeker.

6 Things I’ve Learned as a “Forever Job Seeker”

I’ve successfully been a freelance writer for two years now, and here’s the thing, freelancing is just as cool as you’ve heard. I get to make my own hours, choose my clients, and take meetings in my PJs. But freelancing is also just as hard as you’ve heard. I often call myself a “forever job […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]

Addressing a cover letter when you don't know the hiring manger name

Addressing a Cover Letter When You Don’t Know the Hiring Manager’s Name

When it comes to addressing a cover letter, advice columns frequently spotlight these two pitfalls: Mistake 1: Failing to address your cover letter to a specific person Mistake 2: Addressing a cover letter to the wrong person Most job postings don’t specify who will be reading your cover letter. This puts job seekers in a […]

how to do a craigslist job search

Everything You Need to Know About Job Searching on Craigslist

Job boards are an essential component to the job seeker’s toolkit. Top job boards like Indeed, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Monster allow job seekers to view new, high-quality job postings and apply for free. Most popular job board websites also offer special features, like the ability to save variations of your resume for later use […]

Ask these questions before applying for a job.

Should I Apply for the Job? 6 Questions to Ask Before Submitting Your Resume

Writing customized resumes and cover letters is time-consuming and downright exhausting. Before wasting your time and effort applying for hundreds of jobs, make your job search more efficient by asking yourself the following questions. Do I fit the job description? How often have you applied for a job thinking, “Well, I can do some or […]

how to research before an interview

How to Research a Company Before an Interview

On average, one job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those resumes, an average of 6 candidates will get called for an interview. If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the […]

How to get a job as a software engineer.

What Do Companies Look For in a Software Engineer? IT Recruiter Insights

By the latest estimates, there are currently over 21 million developers in the world. Yet, 62% of them are open to new job opportunities with another 13% actively looking for a job, according to the annual StackOverflow survey. What’s more, the interview process and writing/updating a CV top the list of challenges software developers find […]