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They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

  A recent CareerBuilder survey on common interview mistakes revealed some truly terrible workplace behavior, including answer texts messages during interviews, dressing inappropriately, and being caught in a lie. Unfortunately, the bad interview behavior doesn’t end there. The 2017 CareerBuilder survey also asked hiring managers to recount specific instances of terrible interview behavior and the […]

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

Why Hiring Managers Don’t Care About Your Degree

You’ve got a Masters Degree from a great university, and not much else! How can you make hiring managers see the value in your degree? A reader asks Alison Green on Ask A Manager, “I know it sounds whiny, but why does no one care about my degree? ”   Green wastes no time getting […]

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

Interview Tips: Advice From a Harvard Career Advisor

How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to conduct virtual interviews with candidates. Video interviews typically happen one of two ways – one-on-one interviews conducted in real time, where you answer questions via a live chat; or you record your answers to a series of questions. Whichever method you use, follow these tips to […]

Low ball Salary Offers and Why You’re Underpaid

Low ball Salary Offers and Why You’re Underpaid

This week was all about salary: when to walk away from a low salary, why you’re being paid so little, and how to deal with a boss who limits your salary based on their own.

How Often Should You Follow Up after an Interview?

How Often Should You Follow Up after an Interview?

When a job interviewer invites you to keep in touch, how often should you follow-up?

Interview Red Flags

Interviewing for a new job can be a lot like dating: sometimes you’re so preoccupied with how the other party feels about you that you overlook how you feel about them.

Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

As a manager, are you obligated to be a reference to a former employee? A letter-writers asks Ask A Manager’s Allison Green about the issue, and whether a small token of gratitude is required to former managers who act as references.

Too Many Interviews, Not Enough Jobs

Too Many Interviews, Not Enough Jobs

When it comes to finding your next great Actuarial job, are you always the bridesmaid and never the bride?  If you’re always being called for interviews without being awarded the job, consider the following tips to improve your chances of being hired. Conduct a Post-Mortem on Your Last Interview(s) Think about your last interview – […]

How To Counter That Job Offer

How To Counter That Job Offer

What happens when you get an job offer that’s near perfect? You can either accept, decline, or negotiate to make it even better! How so? Glassdoor’s Amy Elisa Jackson explains how to counter without blowing the offer. In the article, Amy interviews Deepak Malhotra, the Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School […]