Interview Questions: How to answer the dreaded “Tell me about yourself!”

The dreaded interview question, “Tell me about yourself,” can make even the most confident job seekers break into a nervous sweat. Today, we’re here to help you conquer this question and make a stellar first impression. Be Professional: When answering this question, it’s crucial to maintain a professional tone. The interviewer isn’t interested in your […]

Do these 2 things and you will ACE your job interview!

Securing your dream job often starts with a successful job interview. It’s the moment when you have the opportunity to impress hiring managers and showcase your skills and qualifications. To help you navigate this crucial stage with confidence, today I’ll be sharing two top tips that can significantly improve your chances of acing your job […]

How to Stay Positive During a Job Search

A layoff is never fun. No matter how many people were laid off, it is easy to take the layoff personally, instead of being objective about it.   Add to that the fact that a job search can be a soul-crushing affair. You submit your resume, wait for a response, and either hear nothing back […]

When is the best time to leave public accounting?

When is the best time to leave public accounting? The most common question I hear from individuals in public accounting is, “When is the best time to leave?” There are a variety of opinions out there. Some will tell you 2 years, or wait till you make Senior, or wait till you make manager, and […]

Ask Bernadette: How to answer the interview questions everyone asks!

Job Seeker Question: How do you answer the questions, “Why should we hire you?” and “Why do you want to work here?” These are both great questions and I’m sure they are asked in 90% of interviews today “Why should we hire you?” This answer will depend on the position you are interviewing for. If […]

How Can you Make an Interview More Conversational?

How Can you Make an Interview More Conversational? Job Seeker Question: “How can you make to make an interview more conversational in nature?” My answer is you might not always be able to. You need to let the Hiring Manager lead the interview. If they are having a conversation with you. Great. This is the […]

Ask Bernadette: What Job Boards do you Recommend for Job Searches?

Job Seeker Question: “I have tried some of the big ones and I get more spam and job offers not remotely related to what I do. What ones do recruiters like yourself use?” We still like the larger job boards: Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor and Linkedin. There are two ways to use a job board: […]

Surviving a Recession

Is this your first recession?  Maybe you’ve been here before; but, this time it feels different.  Have you seen layoffs at work or know people who’ve lost their jobs due to Covid-19?  Even people who have jobs currently are anxious about losing them.  Don’t listen to the doom and gloom!   There is a shortage of […]

How to Survive a Layoff

Tough times are a reality, especially in 2020.  At some point or another, we all run into layoffs and furloughs.  If you are early in your career, congratulations, you have checked this box early on.  If you are a little further in, then you’ve probably seen this before.  You will survive, and here are some […]