Ask a Recruiter: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a Good First Impression

Recently, we shared with you some tips on how to win over the one person who can make or break your chances of getting that job - AKA the receptionist. We spoke with Diamond Kelley, TERRA's Seattle Front Office Coordinator,…

How to Win Over the One Person Who Can Make or Break Your Chances of Getting That Job

If you are under the impression that an interview begins when your interviewer starts asking questions, think again. Potential employers are often times ninja-interviewing you before they even meet you. The real interview begins the moment you enter the lobby…

Does it Really Matter if I Write a Thank-You Note After an Interview?

You nailed your job interview! Now you can just sit back, relax and wait for that offer. If only it were that simple. Others are vying for the same job, remember? They could have just as good an interview as…

Stand Out in Your Job Search – Be a Star Candidate

Want to stand out during the interview process? Of course you do. With hiring managers reviewing sometimes hundreds of resumes a day, or interviewing dozens of candidates, finding a way to differentiate yourself from the competition can certainly improve your…

Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Job Seekers

These days hiring professionals see you before they see you. That's right. Many employers are using social media as a screening tool to determine fit. So your online activity could be the reason you get, or don’t get, the job!…

Questions You CAN Ask in an Interview – and a Few to Avoid!

How exciting! You sent your resume out into the world and you not only received a call back, you have an interview scheduled! Have you been diligently preparing for questions your interviewer may ask? Maybe even practicing your answers to…

Best Ways to Make the Most of Your Lunch Break

Lunch? Who has time for lunch when there is so much work to do? We've all been there. It’s easy to forego taking a lunch break when you’re drowning in deadlines. But at the risk of sounding like concerned parents,…

Managing Your Boss – What You Need to Know!

Most people who quit their jobs leave not because of the job itself but because of their boss. And while leaving may feel like the best and only choice in the moment, it’s not always the wisest course of action.…

The Bright Side of a Bad Job

If you currently find yourself in a position you hate, look on the bright side. "There is no bright side," you might argue. Take a deep breath and hold that thought. While it may sometimes feel that way, the fact…

The Truth About Staffing Agency Interviews

If you are under the impression that an interview with a staffing firm isn't a “real” interview, think again. Not only is it very real, the misconception that it isn't could negatively impact your job search. Here’s why: Staffing companies are well-connected. …