Inside the Ring

1. An empty — or skimpy — LinkedIn Profile. Cram your Summary full of the things you have done in your work life that you are proudest of and that are relevant to the job you want next. Your Summary should be a keyword-rich description of...

Make Yourself a “Smack-in-the-Forehead” Obvious Fit When you apply for a job via an online application process, it’s very likely that your resume will first be screened by an applicant tracking system and then (assuming you make this first cut) move onto human eyeballs. The first human...

Below you’ll find the 12 best tips to help before, during and after your interview.  1.    Research Earnings Calls, Quarterly Reports & Blog Posts In today’s world, content is king. Goldman Sachs publishes quarterly reports, Microsoft records its earning calls, and every startup has a blog. With so much...

In a world where the average employee sends and receives 122 emails per day and attends an average of 62 meetings per month, your boss or HR leadership simply doesn’t have the time or bandwidth to properly think through how best to deploy your talents...

I’d like to discuss cover letters. Here’s my basic philosophy on them: don’t bother. That’s because the cover letters I see usually fall into one of three categories: The recap: The résumé in prose form. It’s redundant, harder to read than the résumé, and provides no additional insight. The...

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you. That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem...

You’ve landed an interview for your next big career move – a goal you have been working towards for a long time. You have all the experience required and you know you’d be a great fit but there’s one problem – your interview nerves are...

2017 will be in favor of the job seeker. As the economy gradually improves in the aftermath of the 2009 recession, the job market is shifting in a way that benefits employees. The unemployment rate is slowly dropping, and the pool of job seekers is shrinking,...

Here are five simple strategies: 1. Collect all the information. The first step is research. If you make a decision without the proper information—like joining a company without learning what the culture is really like—you’re setting yourself up for disappointment later on when you learn something that...