Expert's Guide to Creating Targeted Company Lists

Experts agree that creating a target list of companies is essential to running a strategic job search. Most job seekers think it’s easy to create a list of 5 or 6 companies—- but 30? That feels impossible. I asked fellow experts, Biron Clark, Tim Windhof, Mark Anthony Dyson, Madeline Mann and Michelle Radenmacher, to tell me their best out-of-the-box tips for creating a target list. Without giving away too many spoilers, I’ll share that this is probably one of the best job search reads this year.

Top Interview Experts Share The Best Way To Answer The Common Interview Question "Tell Me About Yourself"

Almost every single interview starts the same way. You walk into the recruiter or hiring manager’s office. After greeting you with a handshake, offering you a place to sit and maybe a cup of coffee, they turn to you and say…..”So, tell me about yourself”. I asked 4 other top interview and job search experts to share their best formula for answering this intimidating open ended question. Alex Freund, Bob McIntosh, Kristin Sherry and Rachel Montañez weigh in.

Land a job by mind mapping your network

Your personal network can help you land your next job! The first thing people do to search for a job is go online. They go onto the internet and spend countless hours on LinkedIn looking for a suitable job. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that the best way to find a new job is probably sitting in the room next to you, or working beside you in the very next cubicle or even walking past you in the dog park.

Accounting Practice Interview Questions

A recruiter calls you about your DREAM accounting opportunity, You want to nail the interview and you may only get one chance to make a great first impression. Check out these practice interview questions and tips from top accounting recruiters so that you can be prepared for the interview opportunity. This article contains tips that ARE NOT COMMON IN INTERVIEW GUIDES!

Squiggly Careers

My favorite career buzzword for 2019 is "Squiggly Careers". I have to credit Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis for this genius description of how our career ladder has shifted. Click on the video below to learn what "squiggly careers" means to me and why storytelling can be a powerful tool in a job search.

Why you should send "fan mail" or gratitude letters

When is the last time you wrote a fan— or gratitude—letter? Research published recently in Psychological Science, says people chronically underestimate the power of expressing gratitude & overestimate how awkward it will be, which may keep them from engaging in the simple but impactful practice. Writing gratitude— or fan— letters comes at little to no cost, yet is a proven way to boost both YOUR mood & the person receiving the letter & strengthen the relationship.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

A new article published by shares that the first 25 job seekers who apply for a role on LinkedIn are 3x MORE likely to get an interview. Watch the video to find my tip to increase your odds even more!

E-mail Subject Lines: Think Like a Marketer

Running a strategic job search means that sometimes you need to send cold e-mails to people that you don’t know asking for a networking meeting. When you send cold messages, you want to be thoughtful about your subject line and the body of your message. This article includes tips on how to write subject lines that get noticed.

Comprehensive guide to getting a job at a startup

Did you know that according to a study by Accenture, only 14% of U.S. graduates want to work at a large firm? 44% want to work in a startup or other small enterprise. This is the comprehensive guide to getting a job with a startup company. It includes where to do research, how to identify companies and the message you should be sending.