I interviewed for a job 3 weeks ago. The interview went well. I sent a thank you letter and had a good rapport with the recruiter. A few days ago I received an email thanking me for the interview and that I was still being considered for the position and they would have a decision in a few weeks. What does this mean besides the obvious? Are they still interviewing? Is there anything I can do in the meantime to help my chances of getting hired?
While it’s impossible to speak to another company's hiring practices, it sounds like you’re still in the running. There are a number of reasons for a delay, and most of the time they are nothing…View all answers »
I know I’m not supposed to bash my former employer, but what if my last boss was a real jerk? What do I say if I’m asked why I left my first job so soon?
That is a tough question and a tougher situation. We have all had a boss that left us with a bad impression, but that experience doesn't need to carry over into our next job.
I have found…
How to not get nervous during an interview? Also, how can I present confidently during an interview?
You are not alone! Interviews are everything from exciting all the way to spine chilling for everyone, even the most experienced interviewee. The very best things you can do are research, be prepared…View all answers »
What would be your top five characteristics of a great resume?
Resumes don’t have to be complicated, but they do need to clearly convey who you are and what you can do. Most recruiters are looking for some pretty basic info that helps determine whether you’re…View all answers »
I'm currently applying to find either an internship or job for the summer and I was wondering how long I can wait to accept a position after an offer. I've already applied to some places and scheduled/had interviews but was wondering just how long I can wait considering I haven't applied to all of the positions that I am interested in. Is two weeks too long? What is an acceptable time?
You are smart to put so much effort into your future! An internship can be the perfect foot in the door a great company. Typically if an offer is made to you, the recruiter or hiring manager delivering…View all answers »
How often do employers rely on keyword searches when looking at resumes? Should I pad my resume with key words at the top?
Hi there - you are smart to think about what your resume is saying to a potential future employer. Of course keyword searches are one of the things a savvy recruiter is going to use when sourcing talented…View all answers »
Does it look bad to potential employers for me to be following a lot of different companies, interests, and organizations in LinkedIn? I follow many different, but they are all about things that I am personally passionate about and companies and organizations that I care about. Does this come across bad or is there good in doing this?
Hi there! I would consider your LinkedIn profile (and for that matter all your public social properties) to be part of your personal brand. What does that information say about you to a potential…View all answers »
I didn't finish college, but completed one semester. Should i include that in my resume? If so, how?
Hi there! With only completing one semester it is totally not necessary to list it on your applications/resume. I would, however, focus on your skills, highlighting special projects you’ve worked…View all answers »
What are the key things to avoid saying or doing in an interview?
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Do a quick search in your favorite search engine and you’ll turn up more than enough examples…
How do I write an objective statement on resume? Should I even include one on my resume?
Great question! Objective statements should be customized to the company and position you are applying for. You don’t have to totally rewrite your statement every time, but make sure you are clear on…View all answers »