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Tech Job Interview Red Flags: 7 Things Great Candidates Never Do

Tech Job Interview Red Flags: 7 Things Great Candidates Never Do

If you assign a skills-based challenge during a tech interview, don't just assess task completion. Also evaluate how the candidate behaves during the process. Unlike a "standard" job interview, tech interviews can often be very different. Many include having the candidate complete a well-defined task. (Either before, as a qualifying assessment of skill, but also often as a formal part of the interview process itself.) For…

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Should You Write a Thank You Letter?

Should You Write a Thank You Letter?

You did it! You just finished your interview, you’re excited at the chance of getting this opportunity with an excellent employer, and now you’re waiting for the employer’s decision. You find yourself immediately questioning whether or not to write a Thank You letter. Maybe the conversation was casual and you don’t want to come across as pushy. Perhaps the hiring manager mentioned interviewing several other…

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Do You Know How to Manage Time?

Do You Know How to Manage Time?

It seems like every year there is less and less time in the day. While that isn’t actually true, we all have more distractions than ever. Yes, our smartphones can be wonderful and sometimes help us be more productive, the constant connectedness to email, social media, and the internet can be incredibly distracting. Having everything readily available on your smartphone can be fantastic, but not if you go into a “blackhole”…

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What to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Job

What to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Job

When is the right time to quit your job or even when to start looking for a new one? Forbes recently published an online article about the topic of quitting your job. The article examines reasons why one should quit their job. Do you know when to quit your job? What questions do you need to ask yourself and then answer before deciding to quit your current job? Let’s explore the 3 main questions that Forbes says you need to ask yourself…

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Do You Know How to Prevent Burnout?

Do You Know How to Prevent Burnout?

Here’s an article we wanted to share from Entrepreneur Magazine: What You Need to Know About Preventing Burnout JANUARY 12, 2017 NINA ZIPKIN ENTREPRENEUR STAFF Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends. If you constantly work without breaks, you’ll eventually burn out. Being exhausted doesn’t just affect your productivity, but your emotional well-being and physical health too. But if you’re a business…

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Follow These Lessons for Success

Follow These Lessons for Success

What can a 105-year-old cyclist teach you about success? It turns out that a 105-year-old cyclist can teach you a great deal about success. Robert Marchand is a 105-year-old cyclist who just broke a world record in a category that was created just for him, and that is pretty impressive. This 105-year-old cyclist, Marchand, set the record for the longest official distance ridden in one hour in this new category. He cycled 14 miles in an…

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Don’t Make Major Interview Mistakes

Don’t Make Major Interview Mistakes

Interviewing is tough. That’s a fact. While it might seem impossible to ace your interview, depending on your interviewing skills and experience, there are mistakes to avoid in order to keep your interview safe. If you know what not to do, it can be as helpful as knowing what to do. A Forbes article examines the mistakes can harm your interview. There are certain things that you just never want to do on an interview for a job. You must…

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Learn to Face the Pressure and Succeed

Learn to Face the Pressure and Succeed

We all set goals for ourselves and we have an image of how successful we want to be. It seems that we are all under more pressure than ever to succeed. There is growing competition in the workplace and the goals to reach seem to get higher and higher. This is good, though, because we all seek to be the best we can be. In order to be the best version of ourselves, we must take on obstacles along the way. When facing challenges and pressure, it…

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What Can You Do to Be Happier?

What Can You Do to Be Happier?

What makes people happy? Do you want to be a happier person? What can you do to be happier? While happiness can depend on day-to-day events, there are steps to take to be happier in daily life. True happiness takes work and it is not a simple thing. We must all work towards happiness and we must all have mental clarity in order to be happy. According to an article by Entrepreneur Magazine online, “When we think of happiness, we typically…

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Personality Traits That Can Help You Get Hired

Personality Traits That Can Help You Get Hired

It is hard to truly know what exactly the hiring manager is looking for when making hiring decisions. Yes, the hiring manager is looking for specific skills in candidates, but we all know that just because candidates have certain skills doesn’t mean they necessarily land the job. Skills alone are not the key focus when it comes to hiring decisions. One must have the skills and there is no doubt about that, but more and more company culture…

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