When you include professional association or civic activities on your resume, they might reveal more about you than you realize, for example, your race or religion. Some resume experts say to include those items because companies might be looking for the diversity. Others say to leave them off. Our career guy Brandon Smith has a more nuanced approach.
When you go on a job interview, the candidates that have come before you can actually have an impact on how the interviewers view your performance. That’s due to the inherent biases of job interviewers (and all people). Brandon Smith explains how to beat those biases.
Job-seekers network to find potential opportunities. They craft a resume and cover letter to get in front of a recruiter. But after the interview, it’s a lot of waiting to find out what the hiring manager or prospective boss has decided. Or is it?
Some companies are asking unusual questions to job candidates, questions like “What animal are you?” or “If you could be any superhero, who would you be?” Our workplace expert Brandon Smith explains why and offers some thoughts on preparing for these kinds of unusual questions.
With job prospects looking slightly better as we begin a new year, you could be sitting across from an interviewer talking about a new job. Before you leave that interview, career and workplace consultant Brandon Smith says there are several very important questions you need to ask.