How Do I Deal With Job Search Rejection?

  Q. Every time I get a job interview, I can’t help but start thinking about how great it would be to get the job and how bad I would feel if I don’t. What should I do? A. Unfortunately, job-hunting is set up as a pass/fail activity so almost every job seeker...

What’s The Best Way To Finish A Job Interview?

  Q. I have been told by more than one recruiter to shake the interviewer’s hand and say I really want the job. Do you agree with this advice? A. No. Thank the interviewer for their time and go.  You made whatever impression you made during the interview...

Can I Get Unemployment If I Am Fired?

  Q. Can I get unemployment compensation if I’m fired? There was no reason for me to be fired. It was a personality conflict between me and my boss. A. It depends on your date and the people handling your claim, but in general you should receive unemployment...

Should I Namedrop At An Interview?

  Q. When I go to an interview I often know someone who works for the company or used to work there. If they had nothing to do with me getting the interview, should I still mention their name? A. It’s up to you. If you’re planning to mention the name of a current...