Proving Your Soft Skills in an Interview

When it comes to interviews, job applicants usually focus on hard skills, defined by Investopedia as “learned abilities acquired and enhanced through practice, repetition, and education.” Skills such as knowing how to use a certain program, experience working in a certain industry, or being familiar with a certain product or service.

However, employers are just as interested, if not more, in soft skills, defined as “character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationship with other people.” When looking for hireable applicants, decision-makers often look for certain soft skills in their applicants. Specifically, they look for a good combination of willingness to learn, dependability, and communication skills. Here’s how to show you have these abilities in your next interview. (more…)

Explaining Why You Left a Toxic Job in an Interview

How do you answer?

Some jobs are just bad. Maybe things didn’t start out that way, but one day you realize you work in a toxic environment. It could be because of nepotism, shady business dealings, gossip in the office, or co-workers spying on you. Instead of staying in such an unpleasant situation, you decide it’s time to move on.

But now you have to explain why you left in an interview. You want to be positive, but you don’t want to outright lie; how do you strike a balance? We’re here to help. (more…)

Overcoming Job Search Burnout

You apply for job after job and hardly ever hear back. When you do get an interview, something seems off. Maybe your interviewer doesn’t actually seem interested in you as a candidate, or you realize your resume isn’t what the company is looking for. No matter what it is, all the rejection is starting to get to you. You’re getting burnt out from the job search.

Rejection makes it tough to stay motivated.  But there are a few things to keep in mind to make things easier. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Paralegal

In our monthly Job Spotlight blog series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

Paralegal

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re taking a look at what it means to be a Paralegal. Paralegals are responsible for assisting an attorney, usually by conducting legal research other general tasks. (more…)

Question of the Month: How Would You Describe Your Current Work Stress Level Compared to The Same Time Last Year?

Last year we were in the midst of a global pandemic, with many of us working from home. The way we worked changed. Now, as more and more businesses return to work, we’re experiencing another transition. Both of these situations can be stressful, and we want to know how you’re doing. How would you describe your current work stress level compared to the same time last year? Let us know by voting in our poll!