Why and How to Negotiate Your Salary

We so often hear that we need to save money and be frugal, but have you ever thought about how big an impact making more money would have on your finances?  Today’s topic is salary negotiation, and I recently sat down with financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner Liz Windisch of Aspen Wealth Management, Inc.,…

Illegal Interview Questions

Illegal interview questions Okay, let’s wrap up Interview Month with how to identify and handle illegal questions.   The hard part is that what’s legal to ask varies a little from state to state.  In most places in the US, in fact, it’s employment discrimination against LGBTQ folks is perfectly legal.  This means, unfortunately, that…

How to make your interviewers happy

Thanks for coming back for this installment of my Interview Month posts!  Today I’m going to give you a formula for answering interview questions. It may seem crushingly obvious, but the first step to making sure you knock it out of the park in an interview is to listen to the question.  It’s very frustrating…

What to Wear to an Interview

Dressing for an interview can be tricky.  Here are some tips to let you choose your outfit with confidence. One of the confusing aspects of interview outfits is that a lot of what’s appropriate depends on your industry.  If you’re in finance, for instance, a conservative suit is clearly the way to go, but what…

Interviewing basics

Watch the video blog at https://youtu.be/LQp3B-ru1DU If you have ever been anxious about, dreaded, struggled with, or downright bombed an interview, this is the place for you!  All September, I will be covering interviews to help you get your skills up to par so you can interview confidently and with composure. Today is all about…

Fall is coming!

As we wrap up August, I am excited to announce my FALL SPECIAL! This is for participants in my Downer Job to Dream Career Program only. In this program, you will get: • 3 months of support, with individual sessions with me• Guidance on the entire job-seeking process, from defining your career needs to making…

Why and how to customize your resume

Do you tailor your resume when you apply for a new position? If you want to get interviews, you really should. If you don’t, your resume is likely to get overlooked, by both the applicant tracking systems and by the humans tasked with deciding who to call in. Applicant tracking systems are bots that search…

How to Stand Out to Potential Employers

The latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. economy will add more than nine million jobs between 2014 and 2024. Technical operations and healthcare support roles are among the fastest growing occupations open to job seekers. And because opportunities are gradually increasing, the competition for those positions is increasing, too.…