Turning Down a Job

During your job search you may be offered a job that is not particularly attractive to you. Before you turn it down instinctively, take a moment to think about if that is the best option. There can be very real reasons as to why you don’t want a job-you cannot do the schedule they propose,

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References

When you’re applying for a job the employer will most likely ask you for a list of references. This is used to confirm details about your past experience and to hear other opinions about you and your work habits. While some businesses may have guidelines about what is allowed to be asked or answered in

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Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Regardless of the type or how many times you’ve interviewed before, there are a few vital interview mistakes to always avoid Don’t Prepare Preparation is key! Spend some time researching the company on their website and social media. This will give you a good idea of what they do as well as how they present

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Interview Questions

If you participated in any job interview you know that they end with “any questions for us?” This is a vital part of the interview process for both you and the employers. Hiring managers will use this as a red flag to see how well prepared you are and what research you did beforehand. For

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Setting a Budget

During your job search it can be important to set a budget so you don’t encounter financial trouble. While everyone’s finances are different, and your goals will change often, setting a basic budget is always a good idea. The first step to making a budget it to add up your income. If you are not

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Leaving a Job

Regardless of why you leave a job, it is important to do it a timely and professional manner. Telling your boss may be nerve wracking as it makes leaving feel more ‘real,’ but it is an essential step. During your job search you may be asked what length of notice is needed from your current

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Changing Careers

Thinking of changing career paths? It can be a big and scary change with an uncertain future, but it may be worth it in the end. The feeling of wanting to do something new can happen to anyone during a slow or frustrating day at work. Don’t act on this feeling right away but file

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Imposter Syndrome

Have you heard of Impostor Syndrome? Whether you have or not, chances are you’ve felt it. It is technically defined as “a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud’”. In short, it’s the feeling you get when, no matter how experienced

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Thank You Emails

If you’ve been reading our blog or any other job search tips you will have seen references to thank you emails. Sending one of these after an interview should always be on your to do list, they are quick and simple and can help create a lasting impression to the employer. When to Send: Thank

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