Tweet “When you are fulfilled in your job, the joy that you have carries into all areas of your life,” says integral health coach and founder of Four Quadrant Living, Dina Colman. “You are more productive, energized, and happy.” For years, Dina struggled to discover her true passion. Determined to make it on the fast [...]
Tweet Born and raised in California, a young Dina Colman worked hard to become a success. Early academic achievements allowed the future businesswoman acceptance at Pomona College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude. Continuing on her path, Dina worked in the high-tech world, holding coveted positions at large name companies like HP, [...]
Tweet Do you know the basic steps to finding and getting a job? Often times it starts with a resume, moves to an interview and offer, and finally a “You’re Hired!” If you’re lucky. The process of obtaining a job is relatively easy to learn, but did you know that while you’re going through the [...]
Tweet When I interned for a magazine and people asked me if my position was just like Lauren Conrad’s Teen Vogue internship, I laughed it off. Gorgeous clothes, exciting events, crazy guest lists and trendy offices are fairy tale intern experiences that only exist on The Hills and The Devil Wears Prada. On second thought, [...]
Tweet Now that you know the ten winning questions to ask on an interview, let’s discuss the ones you should avoid altogether. In short, it’s best to stay away from “me” questions. An interview is your opportunity to learn more about the position at hand; it’s not the right time to make demands or requests. After all, [...]
Tweet The date is set, the nerves are setting in, and, surprisingly, you aren’t about to get married. Congratulations! You’ve probably scored a job interview. Anyone who’s received the call or email request for an in-person, or over the phone, meeting knows the excitement and anxiety associated with preparing for it. You want to make [...]
Tweet I have a confession. I’ve graduated from university and I now hold a job that occasionally requires me to ask someone if they would like fries with that. I wear a uniform and I sweep and mop floors everyday. Sound familiar? In between finishing school and starting a career, many university or college grads find [...]
Tweet You sit down to write your resume and what’s the first thing you do? Probably stare at a blank page for a good half hour. If it’s been years since you’ve had to write a resume chances are you don’t even know where to start. And even though there are countless resume tips and [...]
If you were invited for an interview, you’ve conquered half the battle; the recruiter already thinks you can do the job based on your resume. The next half, though, is about proving them right. Things like body language or your outfit play a part, but only a supporting role to what really gets the spotlight: how you answer those tough questions. Here are some tips on how to deliver.
The dreaded panel interview. Having sat on both sides of the table, I can safely say that, many times, the group who’s interviewing you is either just as nervous as you are or just as eager to get it all over with. Yet, it’s a practice that won’t be going away anytime soon, since many people regard it as the best way to gauge a candidate’s potential as part of a team. Regardless of whether you agree with that or not, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into a group interview or two in the near future. Here are some quick tips to help you get through them with flying colors.