Why the Work Gaps? Top Five Rules to Explain

Gaps in employment are not unusual. However, it’s how you approach the topic in your next interview that makes them more or less acceptable. Here are our five top tips for explaining gaps in work history. 1. Be upfront and honest Employers are pretty understanding of breaks in employment—especially if there’s a good reason for it. Don’t try to conceal any gaps, or get flustered when asked about them. Just be as open and honest as possible. 2. But not too honest If you were fired or let go from your previous employer, give a reason with a positive spin. Although it didn’t work out for you in your last position, what did you learn? What makes you still a good candidate for rehire? A simple e

Nine Signs It's Not a Good Job Fit

Do you ever get the feeling something just isn’t quite right at your job? For some reason, you just aren’t completely fulfilled, happy, or as excited as you once were to go to work. Are you in a rut? Do you just need a vacation? Or is it something more? Here are nine signs the job is not the right fit for you. It’s Going Nowhere If you’ve been stuck in the same position for way too long, with no hope of moving up or gaining more responsibilities, you may be in the wrong job. You once had hopes and dreams for your future! Remember those? If you have any sort of career plan, and it’s crystal clear that this position is not aligning with that plan, it’s not the right fit. Your Boss Bugs Bosses

Why You Should Always Interview the Interviewer

One of the biggest mistakes you can make during an interview is spend all your time discussing why you are right for the job—while neglecting to consider: is this job right for you? Do you even want this job? Even if you’re sick of the job hunt, and this is your first interview in you-don’t-know-how-long, it’s so important to assess the job properly before accepting any kind of offer. Here are the top five things you can learn from interviewing the interviewer. Does your personality fit? You have to make sure you mesh well with your future employer. Like meeting anyone for the first time, you can quickly get a feel for whether your personalities will work together. Does he or she seem serio


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