How to answer “Tell me about yourself”?

“Tell me about yourself” is probably the most commonly asked question in interviews. How you answer this question greatly affects the first impression you give, and sets the tone for the entire interview. How should you answer this question? -Here are our tips. 1   Keep it professional -Give a good first impression -Do not […]

So why are we doing Jobspeaker anyways?

Why would we try to launch another service in the crowded job market? Good question – well the answer lies in what we see happening in the job market today. We believe that the job market has changed significantly and irreversibly in the last couple of years. All parties in the recruitment process are seeing […]

Rework – job search lessons from entrepreneurs

Recently the founders of 37signals released their second book – Rework. It explores some of the common misconceptions of starting a business and serves to deflate the bubble somewhat of what starting a real business is all about. As a founder of Jobspeaker, I read it with interest hoping to pick up some gems of […]

Understanding and choosing the right Job Search Strategy(s)

This post is Part 2 in our 7 part series on how to manage your job search. So you need to start looking for a job? Perhaps you just got laid off, you’ve just realized that you need to proactively find a new job or you just need to re-launch your job search after a […]

How to Define the Goal of Your Job Search

This post is Part 1 in our 7 part series on how to manage your job search. Defining Your Goal: Before you start out on any journey it’s important to know your destination. In this case it’s a life-long journey so it’s best to be realistic. In other words, don’t set your goal to be […]

Not your Parents’ Job Search

Before we start explaining each of the steps in the “7 Steps to Managing your Job Search in today’s Job Market” we would like to explain why a job search today is different than a job search 10, 5 or even 1 year(s) ago. The recruiting environment is changing – online recruitment was a big […]