When and How to Discuss Pay in an Interview

At the end of the day, even if they love their job, people work to get a paycheck. They need to pay for utilities, support their families, and save for retirement. However, it isn’t advisable to ask how much a job pays in your first interview. Companies want a new hire that’s really interested in the job and company culture, not just a paycheck.

But when are you supposed to bring up pay then? And how should you ask? We’ve got you covered. (more…)

More Questions to Ask After the Interview

Job applicants spend most of their time researching questions their interviewer might ask and coming up with suitable answers. Which makes sense, given that most of the interview is spent answering questions. However, it’s just as important to come up with a few questions of your own to ask after the interview is over. Clever questions can both help you learn if the position is right for you and show your interviewer you’re the right person for the job. Here are a few questions that are always great to ask. (more…)

Job Spotlight: Dental Assistant

Explore a career as a dental assistant!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do. (more…)

Question of the Month: During a Job Interview, What Red Flags Would Make You Reject an Employment Offer?

Interviews are a two-way street. The company is interviewing you for the job, but you’re also interviewing the company to make sure they’re the right fit for you. Sometimes the interview goes great and you have a feeling you’d get along well with your co-workers. Other times something feels…off. And then your interviewer says something that’s a major red flag. It might be about high employee turnover, company values that don’t line up with yours, or just the interviewer being vague about the job responsibilities.

We want to know what interview red flags would make you reject an employment offer. Let us know by voting in our poll! (more…)