There’s nothing worse than that gut wrenching feeling of buyer’s remorse. You have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of your expensive, shiny new gadget and have high expectations. You open the box and find that it is beautifully wrapped. You unpack it, plug it in, and . . .
Nothing. It’s a dud!
If you bought it … Read More »
Ann Eastham, Career Coach
When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »
An abundance of articles have been written on job interview do’s (do be on time, do maintain eye contact) and don’ts (don’t chew gum, don’t criticize former supervisors). However, there seems to be far less written about preparing for the actual interview questions and exchange. Many candidates arrive for the job interview meticulously following prescribed … Read More »
By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services
A cover letter, when done right, can help set you apart from your competition and solidify your chances of getting the interview. However, using a poorly written cover letter (or no cover letter at all) can sabotage your opportunity. Before submitting your next job application, check to make sure you haven’t … Read More »
This is a continuation of our earlier article “Interview Tips for a Career in Public Utilities”.
Types of Behavioral Questions You’ll Be Asked When Interviewing For A Job at a Public Utility
In most cases, you will have a team of interviewers questioning you. The company needs to do this to ensure that you are the best … Read More »
We’ve all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” Well, when it comes to resumes, numbers speak louder than words. When you start changing your resume to be achievement-based rather than task-based, a great thing to focus on is quantifiable experience. Wherever possible, try to use numbers in order to make your resume shine.
When … Read More »
As I’ve said many times before, preparation is the key to a good job interview. Each industry is a little bit different and if you’re looking for a job with a public utility you need to know the types of questions that are likely to be asked in the interview:
Why are you interested in working … Read More »
Informational interviews are a great way to network, meet professionals in your field and gain advice about moving forward in your career. Informational interviews take of the pressure of interviewing for particular positions and instead allow you to ask questions, meet more informally and build relationships. You’re not asking directly for a job but rather … Read More »
By Courtney Bousquet
Career Coach at American Public University
In the day and age of digital resumes and job applications you could be hurting yourself by doing this simple and common thing, sending attachments to recruiters. In the wake of credit card hacking and identity theft, companies are cracking down on hacking threats by suggesting employees avoid … Read More »
By Jaymie Pompeo, Career Coach at American Public University
Interviews can be static formalities that offer the opportunity to present your best self. Think about it: there is always the expectation of the interviewer controlling a rigid Q&A session to find that right fit for a job. As the interviewee, you may focus efforts on preparing … Read More »