Are Free Resume Evaluations Meaningful?

I’m fascinated by the concept of free resume evaluations. Many online sites offer them. When someone uploads a resume to one of these sites, they receive back what appears to be a customized appraisal that acknowledges what works, and explains what doesn’t work. The recipient is amazed by the time and effort that undoubtedly went

How to answer salary questions during a job interview

Do you even have to answer salary questions? It is now illegal to ask for salary history in NYC, as well as many other cities and states in the U.S, but asking for a candidate’s salary history is so routine in other venues that it’s important to learn how to answer questions about your salary. In

How to Answer Job Interview Questions

There’s only one way to answer interview questions And that’s the answer that differentiates you from the other candidates while not raising any red flags for the interviewer. Plus, the answer you give the gatekeeper – typically HR – can differ from how you answer the hiring manager. My tip for getting past HR is

Should You Include Your Address on your Resume?

The answer to whether or not to include your address on your resume is this: maybe. Here are 2 reasons not to include your address on your resume: ATS Ah, the evils of ATS software! It’s programmed to reject resumes that are not within whatever the employer considers reasonable proximity to the job location. So let’s say

How to Handle Difficult Interview Questions

In this post, I’ll explain how to handle difficult interview questions. The most dreaded question is undoubtedly, “what’s your biggest weakness?” The question allows some people to overshare, while others smugly note that they don’t have any. Is there such a thing as a good answer? Is there a way to avoid putting your foot