Posts By Laura Machan

Vacation

Vacation Negotiations: Job Journey

As you get higher on the food chain, compensation packages have more and more elements: vacation, bonus, education, work from home, pension plans, parking and more.

compensation

How to talk about Compensation: Job Journey

At some point, in most interviews, you will be asked the “money” question. You might be asked what you are looking for in terms of salary or what you are making now as your total ...

references

References-the game: Job Journey

References have been one of the final steps of the hiring process for years. Managers are looking for verification that the person they want to hire is as good as they think they are.

Nail

Job Journey: Nail the Interview with One Question

Picture this: you are at a job interview and things are going really well. The hiring manager leans back in their chair and asks if you have any questions. Bang! Here is your opportunity to ...

pre-interview check in

Job Journey: Pre-Interview Check In

Here’s a cool idea I picked up from one of my clients. Before you go for an interview, in that brief few minutes when you are cooling off in the lobby, use your smart phone ...

What to bring to an interview

Job Journey: What to Bring to an Interview

Preparing for an interview is not just about the suit and haircut. You have some options in terms of what you bring with you as well.

interviews

Job Journey: What to do between interviews

Most hiring decisions take a multitude of interviews. In fact, it’s not uncommon for there to be three or four interviews.

interviewer

Job Journey: What an interviewer doesn’t want to hear

Job interviews are stressful and sometimes, in the heat of the moment,  we blurt out things without thinking about how they will be interpreted by the interviewer.

Panel Interview

Job Journey: Tips for a Panel Interview

It can be common, especially for senior level roles, to have one of the selection stages be a panel interview.

Skype Interview

Job Journey: Skype Interview Tips

Skype interviews are becoming more and more common. I find myself using them more and more. They are not the same as meeting someone in person

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