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 […]

What makes SXSW so popular?

I attended the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas this past weekend, my first time. I have been a long-time admirer as someone with 20 years experience in the technology industry. I have heard that this conference was unlike all of the other technology conferences and was something special. I started as I usually do […]

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 […]

Jobspeaker: “Manage your Job Search” FREE Service now available

Jobspeaker is excited to announce the availability of our next feature: Job Management. Using our FREE service, the Jobspeaker Firefox Add-on and our Jobspeaker Website you can now manage all of your jobs in the one place online. With the New Year almost upon us and hopefully a new job market beginning to open up […]

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 […]

7 Steps to Managing your Job Search in today’s Job Market

The first in our 10-part series of posts focused on how to efficiently and effectively manage your job search in today’s job market. We have explored this topic before but realize that we need to go into much more depth, so we’ll start with a refresher and then take it from there. You may think […]

Tech Tips for Job Seekers: How to Make the Job Search a Little Bit Easier

Unless your career interests are so narrow as to only include one position in the world (for instance, personal assistant to Heidi Klum), there is a good chance you will be applying to quite a few positions during your job search. For example, if you are looking for an entry-level financial analyst position in New […]

Job Search: Top 3 Irritations and How to Fix Them

Frustration is a feeling near and dear to all job seekers. Whether you were laid off, you just graduated, you’re changing careers, or you just hate your current job, looking for employment is seriously not fun. Here are three common irritations of the job search, and three ways to make them a little less troublesome. […]