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 […]

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 […]

The Art of the Approach (networking to your next job)

This post is Part 4 in our 7 part series on how to manage your job search. So I have to admit that writing this blog post took longer that I expected and I guess it reflects the difficulty of the subject matter. Making contact with colleagues, friends and other acquaintances in looking for a […]

Why Google may not be on your ideal target company – 5 questions to ask

This post is Part 3 in our 7 part series on how to manage your job search. In theory, building a target company list sounds simple – pick companies that you would like to work for and add them to your list. Alas, creating a good target list requires some work and is an evolving […]