Believe It or Not!

How far would you go to land your next job? For most, it depends on how badly they need a job. As a career counselor, I’ve had the opportunity to hear about many amazing and often outrageous stories involving people employing extreme strategies to find suitable work. Many of the stories may sound unbelievable to…

Thank You Letters

Thank you letters demonstrate your professionalism, are common courtesy, and show good follow-up skills. Thank you letters are always appreciated and show an extra touch of class. Additionally, a thank you letter is a good excuse to keep you in the recipient’s mind. A thank you letter should be sent within 48 hours after the…

Interview Assessment

Prepare an interview that contains about 10-15 questions you are uncomfortable with or want to work on. The goal is to help you and you are the only one who knows what questions make you nervous, sweat, or break out in hives. During the interview, ask your interviewer to make note of areas for you…

Mock Interview Testing

Interview anxiety is encountered by many job seekers. The anxiety most often results from not knowing what to expect from an interviewer and from being uncertain about the type of impression you project. However, as you have surely heard many times before, “practice makes perfect.” With interview preparation and practice, your interview anxiety can be…

Dealing with Anxiety

Nervousness is a natural human response when so much seems to be at stake. Remember this important fact: the human brain functions best when at a slightly anxious state. When you are anxious, your blood pumps faster, and you are able to readily access important information quicker. Think about when you had to take the…