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 […]

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 […]

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 […]