Are you ready to be interviewed by a robot? Because it’s coming soon

New technology is revolutionizing the world of work. High tech jobs are being created at the same time that automation is rendering other career paths obsolete. We’ve known for a long time that in many cases, the first one to read your resume or review your job application is a robot. Applicant Tracking Systems scan…

Study: You have between 5 and 15 minutes to impress an employer

We hear a great deal about the importance of first impressions and how you can make or break your chances of getting hired at a job interview by the time the handshake is over. But is it true? While there probably are examples of people tanking their initial impression (and odds of landing the job)…

Why employers conduct phone interviews (and how to ace one)

Many employers will conduct a telephone interview with candidates in advance of a face-to-face meeting. This can be done with remote candidates to save on travel time and expense, but most often it is simply a pre-screening tool. The phone interview is usually a call to determine if you have the basic skills and requirements…

Five proven methods for calming your job interview jitters

A job interview is a stressful situation. You have a lot riding on this one meeting. Being hired for a new job can be life-changing, and whether or not that change happens can all come down to how you perform in a one-hour conversation. Also, you know for a fact that you are being judged…

How to beat the other people who are applying for the same job as you

Unless you’re in an extremely specialized industry and are the only one out there who does what you do, getting a job usually involves vying for position with several other candidates. In many cases, you and all these other people have comparable levels of education and experience and are pretty much equally qualified. So, how…