Interview Tip – Delaying Your Interview Could Cost You A Job!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Some time ago I was recruiting for a position that was located in Southern California and I found a candidate who was living on the East Coast and desperately wanted to move back to California.  He passed 2 phone interviews and we were ready to fly him out for an in person interview on one […]

Interview Tip – If You Have Been Fired

Monday, March 19th, 2012

From time to time people get fired from jobs.  Maybe they deserved it and maybe they didn’t.  Either way I believe everyone deserves a 2nd chance and has the right to earn a living at another job.  During an interview it never ceases to amaze that some candidates voluntarily bring up the fact that they […]

Salary Negotiation Tip – use caution when giving salary ranges

Friday, March 9th, 2012

If you do have to give your salary expectations up front I usually recommend giving a number rather than a salary range because that leaves your desired salary to be determined by someone other than you.  For example, let’s say you tell a recruiter or a hiring manager that you are looking for a salary […]

How Do You Address Cover Letters?

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

While there is no right way to address a cover letter there are certainly some wrong ways! Don’t begin a cover letter by addressing it to; “Gentlemen.”  Recently I saw two cover letters that began that way.  Unbeknownst to the candidates, the hiring managers who were reviewing the cover letters were actually women.  By the […]