6 ways to avoid an expensive ‘bad hire’

6 ways to avoid an expensive ‘bad hire’

No manager is an island: You need a great team to meet your business’s goals and fulfill your potential. Hiring is one of the most important things a manager does, but it’s also one of the most difficult. As much as we’d like to believe we have the skills to avoid it,...
How to ace common (and curveball) interview questions

How to ace common (and curveball) interview questions

You applied for your dream job at a Fortune 500 company, and they want to meet you in person. Now comes the part that trips up many candidates: How to respond to those unpredictable interview questions? A survey by staffing firm Accountemps found that hiring managers...
4 ways to prepare for the new workplace

4 ways to prepare for the new workplace

We read articles and watch videos all the time about the future of work. Design trends point toward a more collaborative working environment that supports creativity, self-expression, and a focus on meeting the needs and wants of today’s consumer. Many of us might...
4 ways to choose a job that won’t take over your life

4 ways to choose a job that won’t take over your life

If you want to make the most of your career, you need to put in the long hours, right? That belief is pervasive in many industries — especially high tech, and especially at startups. If you’re looking for a job in a field that celebrates the 80-hour workweek, it can...
Do your homework for a video job interview

Do your homework for a video job interview

Welcome to the era of the video interview. Companies are increasingly using Skype, FaceTime or other apps to avoid the expense of ferrying promising job candidates to and from headquarters as part of the vetting process. When you boil it down, it’s similar to...