Interview Questions

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.

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

How To Answer “Tell Me About Yourself?”

Walk into any interview, and you’re likely to hear this question: “Tell me about yourself?”

Resume Help

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

What Do You Think About Lying on Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]

Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Don’t Worry About the “One-Page Resume Rule”

Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]

Job Search Help

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

How to Keep Your Spirits Up During Your Job Search

If you’ve been in a job search for more than a few weeks you may be experiencing the feelings of defeat and despair, not to mention the urge to give up. It’s been a tough year, and then some, for those who have lost jobs for whatever reason. Interviewing with no second interviews or offers […]

Going to a Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

Going to a Job Fair? Here Are Some Tips

There is lots of competition at a job fair. Be should to put on your best performance to increase your odds. There is more competition in the job market than there was a few years ago, so it pays to get out there. Attending a job fair beats sitting at home waiting for the phone […]

Career Employment Advice

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

This Week in Career Advice: How Often Should You Follow Up?

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

This Week in Career Advice: Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

This Week in Career Advice: Why Aiming too High Can Hurt Your Chances of a Raise

You wanted a raise but didn’t get it. Why not?

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What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Work History.

What to Say Regarding Hard to Explain Aspects of Your Work History.

Read this article if you might have trouble explaining why you were out of work, staying at home or are changing careers. Nobody’s perfect. But nobody wants to hear about your problems and baggage either. Especially in the job interview. Some people’s lives begin to sound like a Soap Opera because there have been so […]

This Week in Career Advice: How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

This Week in Career Advice: How to Spice Up Your Plain Jane Resume

Watch as The Futur’s Chris Do and Jose Caballer review everyday resumes and offer advice on how they can be improved. 

This Week in Career Advice: A Raise Without A Promotion. What Gives?

This Week in Career Advice: A Raise Without A Promotion. What Gives?

You’re offered a great promotion without a pay increase. What should you do? A Forbes reader asks Liz Ryan how to handle a promotion they recently accepted only to find out it doesn’t come with a pay increase. Are they stuck with more work for the same salary?

This Week in Career Advice: Are Managers Obligated to Be a Reference?

This Week in Career Advice: 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.