Here's What “You’re Interviewing Them as Much as They’re Interviewing You” Actually Means

As you prepare for an upcoming interview, your loved ones are wishing you good luck, and at least one says  "Remember, you’re interviewing them just as much as they’re interviewing you."  

You nod and smile, because you’re pretty sure you’re supposed to know what this means—but in reality, you have no idea. After all, you aren’t planning to lead with “Tell me about yourself,” or end by laying out a timeline for next steps.

But this isn’t common advice simply because it sounds good. It’s meant to be helpful, and if you know how to translate it, it truly can be. With that in mind, consider these three potential meanings:


The interview question that will increase your chances of getting hired!

Ever had an interview that you thought went well, only to receive no feedback and be told 2 weeks later that you were unsuccessful? It is frustrating and gives you nothing to learn from the experience. What if there was a question you can ask in an interview that will give you immediate feedback and also improve your chances of being made a job offer? Great news, because there is!  Read more at

“What Transferable Skills Do I Have?” Preparing for Careers within and beyond the Academy

Identifying, Developing, and Articulating Skills
After years immersed in graduate programs that train us to write historiographical papers, conduct original research, and host discussion sections, one of the most challenging components of exploring career diversity is identifying the skills we possess and learning how to articulate those skills in a wider job market.  Read more at

Beating the Machine: How to Get Your Resume into the Hands of a Human Recruiter.

In any given week, recruiters will look at hundreds of resumes across several positions. And it's just getting worse with every passing year, as jobs become more competitive. To prevent recruiters from having to read thousands of resumes in a week, companies have developed the ATS, or applicant tracking systems. An ATS is a piece of software, that helps to weed out resumes, and give recruiters what it "thinks" are the best resumes.  Read more at


You’re Better Than Buzzwords — Start Showing It

Linked in we took our annual look of the most overused words in profiles around the world and found the top 10 words you should avoid this year:

  1. Specialized

  2. Leadership

  3. Passionate

  4. Strategic

  5. Experienced

  6. Focused

  7. Expert

  8. Certified

  9. Creative

  10. Excellent  Read more at 

6 Signs You're Doing A Great Job (Even Though Your Boss Doesn't Say It)

When’s the last time your boss commended you for a job well done? Or called you a lifesaver?  Read more at

9 Things You Need to Fix About Your Resume in 2017

Here are nine tips for updating your resume so you can get the job you want in 2017.  Read more at 

Top 10 buzzwords recruiters over use

 Strategic. Motivated. Driven. Don't let buzzwords like these take over your LinkedIn profile or your outreach to candidates. Check out the words most overused by recruiters so you know which ones to avoid — and which ones will set you apart from your peers Read more at 


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