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How to Ask for a Raise (and actually get it)

How to Ask for a Raise (and actually get it)

When you accepted your job, you may have been happy with—or at least satisfied by—the salary that came with it. But over time, you might find that your growing expenses begin to climb higher than the average annual 2.9 percent salary increase. Is it time to ask for a...

Interview Strategies for Introverts

Interview Strategies for Introverts

Finding the best jobs for introverts isn't an easy proposition, which is why the interview process can be such a nerve-racking experience. Job interviews don't come along that often - in fact, it can take dozens of resume submissions before you are able to secure an...

The Top 10 Most Valued Job Skills (Part 1)

The Top 10 Most Valued Job Skills (Part 1)

Looking to land your dream job? Before you can truly interview well, you have to understand what hiring managers are looking for and how that aligns with your job skills and experience. After all, when they ask you about your strengths or fit, you want to wow them by...

How Long Should a Resume Be?

How Long Should a Resume Be?

Why The Answer to "How Long Should a Resume Be?" Hasn't Changed The experts say that your resume should be one page long exactly. Is that good advice or outdated? The truth is that one-page resumes are generally preferred by hiring professionals for good reasons — the...

How to Find Great Startup Jobs

How to Find Great Startup Jobs

Your Super-Sized Guide to Landing a Cool Job at a Hot Startup We’ve seen a trend with our Big Interview users and interview coaching clients — the corporate ladder has lost some luster and more people are looking to land jobs at startup companies. The startup world...

WSJ Live – How not to Bomb a Job Interview

WSJ Live – How not to Bomb a Job Interview

Big Interview co-founder (and chief coach) Pamela Skillings recently spoke with Nikki Waller of the Wall Street Journal to share tips and answer questions on not bombing the interview. Geared toward college students and new grads, watch the video below to learn how to...

How to Use Twitter to Find a Job

How to Use Twitter to Find a Job

Compared with social media job search heavyweights like LinkedIn, Twitter often flies under the radar as a tool for job search success. Don’t let that underdog status fool you, though. Our own Elizabeth Magill walks us through Twitter's surprising job search staying...

How to Get the Applicant Tracking System to Pick Your Resume

How to Get the Applicant Tracking System to Pick Your Resume

The entire process of reviewing and evaluating resumes is evolving fast. If you’re a job seeker today, you must adapt to the new reality of candidate screening if you hope to move past resume screening software and onto the interview. Here is a guide by our own...

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

Showcase Your Strengths Without Feeling Like a Used Car Salesman “I just don’t know how to sell myself!” It’s one of the most common complaints that I hear in my job interview coaching practice. I love hearing these words because I know I can help these clients make a...