Entries by Courtney Strauss

How to answer what is your greatest weakness?

When an interviewer asks “What is your greatest weakness”, they want to find out: Whether you have a healthy level of self-awareness Whether you can be open and honest, particularly about shortcomings Whether you pursue self-improvement and growth opportunities to combat these issues, as opposed to letting these weaknesses hold you back Ultimately, you’ll want […]

Developing an Elevator Pitch

Have you ever been in a situation where you had the opportunity to talk with a highly important person? Let’s say for example they’re employed in a company that you really want to work for, and one of the first things they say is tell me about yourself. Would you know how to respond? You […]

Be innovative take a risk

The job search is tough, the market is competitive, and it’s only natural to be cautious and by-the-book in your approach. But, as the saying goes, fortune favors the bold—and sometimes, taking risks in your career can pay off big time. For example, if you see a job listing that makes your heart race with […]

Action Verbs for your resume

Most resume bullet points start with the same words. Frankly, the same tired old words hiring managers have heard over and over—to the point where they’ve lost a lot of their meaning and don’t do much to show off your accomplishments. So, let’s get a little more creative, shall we? Next time you update your resume, […]

Major Recruiting Challenges Business Leaders are Facing Today

Hiring today is quite different than it was a few years ago, and this isn’t just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may seem relatively easy on the surface, hiring the right employees can be overwhelming and taxing on many different levels, regardless of the size of an organization. Human resources departments today face […]

What makes a great recruiter?

Looking for a job and want to work with a recruiter? not all recruiters are alike, here are some qualities you should look for in a recruiter who will be helping you with your career. Great recruiters all have an innate ability to ask very detailed questions,. When assessing talent, it is vital to be […]

Is your LinkedIn Profile mobile friendly…

MAKE SURE YOUR PROFILE IS MOBILE-FRIENDLY (CHECK YOUR PROFILE ON YOUR PHONE) About 40 percent of LinkedIn users are using the mobile app. While LinkedIn itself is mobile-friendly, you will want to ensure that your profile is, too. Like we mentioned earlier, your mobile device will preview up to 42 characters of your headline. Additionally, it […]

Soft Skills are not just Resume Fluff…

 Unlike technical hard skills, soft skills can translate across multiple industries. This is great news for someone looking to make a career transition or looking to fit into a new company/group. Here are some skills that you can leverage both when you are looking for a job and also when you need to excel in […]

Working from home? cultivate some good habits.

Maintain a live schedule. Since you’re not seeing your colleagues every day, it’s hard to stay updated on their whereabouts and the goings-on of the company. Employees working from home need to make it a point to have an active schedule. By keeping constant updates and reminders, it is easy to stay abreast of what the […]