Category: Interviews

3 Best Responses to “What are Your Salary Expectations?” (and why they work)

Salary expectation questions are asked in almost every job interview. It is definitely a sign you a interviewing well when the ask, “What are your salary expectations?”. However, you should never be the first to give a number because it...

/ March 6, 2019

How to Negotiate Salary Every Time (and why it matters)

You likely have taken several job offers throughout your career, but how many times did you negotiated a higher salary before accepting the offer? If you’re thinking “never,” you’re not the only one. Negotiating is tough, and how much more...

/ February 20, 2019

How I landed 12 Dream Job Interviews in 24 Hours

I was having little success applying for jobs online through career sites. I decided to take a proactive approach and email recruiters and hiring managers directly. Here is the system I used to do this quickly and at scale, which...

/ January 7, 2019

List of States that Banned Salary History Questions

A current list of states and that have banned pay history questions State and local governments continue to adopt laws and regulations that prohibit employers from soliciting salary history details from candidates. The goal of the laws is to address...

/ December 6, 2018

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Advice from 8 Managers

“Be prepared before making that step and know exactly what it is that you are asking for and why you are asking for it. Take documentation to substantiate what you are asking for and approach it as more of a...

/ November 25, 2018

Brag, Borrow, and Steal – Explaining Past Job Performance

The most common statement to get any interview started begins with 4 magical words.  “Tell me about yourself.”  Within 10 seconds, studies show most interviewers have already decided how they feel about you.  Then, they spend the whole interview either...

/ November 21, 2018

How to Explain Job Gaps

It’s probably the most awkward, squirm-inducing question you can be asked while on a job interview. You know it’s coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. “I noticed you had some gaps in employment. What were you doing during that...

/ November 21, 2018