TransparentCareer

The first version of TransparentCareer was built as a class project for a Ruby on Rails programming class in 2016. Mitch, a student at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, wanted better data on what different companies paid MBAs, how happy they were, and ultimately how different choices would impact his career long-term. So he set out to build a better compensation and … [ Read more ]

A Simple Formula for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

“So, tell me about yourself.” What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job?

How to Respond to Four Common Salary Negotiation Questions

After interviewing dozens of women, I learned that one of the main reasons their negotiations didn’t go as planned was they weren’t prepared to respond to what the other person said. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, read on for the most common things you’ll hear and tips for how to respond.

10 Avoidable Mistakes when Negotiating a Job Offer

Recruiters and hiring managers know that extending a job offer does not automatically receive an acceptance from the chosen candidate. After all, starting a new job is a major event in anyone’s life, so the candidate will definitely want to make sure that he is making the right decision. Thus, both sides have to be prepared to negotiate details about the job offer. In this … [ Read more ]

Do’s and Don’ts of Job Hunting (Expert Advice)

We have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts of the job search phase from experts. Many articles only list positive tips and tricks and though that is important, it does not paint the whole picture. We also want to present the things you should definitely avoid doing. Keeping both of these things in mind, you will significantly raise your success while job hunting.

7 Email Templates for Your Next Job Application (Loved by Hiring Managers)

You need to conduct plenty of research to craft the perfect tailored resume and cover letter fitting the job and the company. That is already hard enough. Now, you need to email these documents to the organization you are applying to. However, that is easier said than done. Many applicants put so much time and effort in their cover letters and resumes, but neglect to … [ Read more ]

10 Interview Tips You Really Need to Know

You’re probably bored of interview tips about dressing professionally and showing up on time; we know we are. That’s because these are the bare minimum you can do when you need to secure a new job – if you can’t dress yourself; it’s not so much interview tips that you need as another few years in school. So today we’re going to take a look … [ Read more ]

Proven Answers to “What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses”

When it comes to job interview questions, the question “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” is definitely among the most asked about. It’s also a question, which can be difficult to answer in a way that impresses the interviewer. In this guide, we’ll explain the reasons behind the question and provide you three strategies for listing your strengths, as well as your weaknesses. We’ll also … [ Read more ]

When You Agree to a Networking Meeting But Don’t Know What You’re Going to Talk About

For some networking meetings, the agenda is obvious: Your companies are considering doing business together, or you’re looking for a job and this person might help you get one. But many professionals find themselves in networking meetings where the goals are murkier. Here are four ways to ensure your networking meeting is productive and meaningful, even if the agenda is amorphous.

How to Write a Resume (and Impress Recruiters)

Ask a jobseeker what the most challenging and difficult aspects of a job search is, and you are likely to hear different answers. But you may come across several jobseekers who would readily answer that the toughest part for them is writing up their resume. After all, it is their weapon, their ultimate tool, in order to get their foot in the door, and be … [ Read more ]

15 Good Questions Jobseekers Should Ask in Interviews

In this guide, we explore 1) why to ask questions during the job interview and 2) the most helpful questions you should ask the interviewer.

How to Write a Career Objective on Your Resume

In this article, we will give you a short introduction on what a career objective is and what makes it different from other similar sections of the resume. We help you decide whether you need one at all or not and show lots of bad and best practices for a better understanding of the best method of writing one.

102 Behavioral Interview Questions and Answers

Perhaps the most important set of questions that interviewers will ask candidates are behavioral questions, which assess how your past experiences in certain situations will come in handy for the company you are applying to. It can be argued that behavioral questions are the most difficult and most important part of any job interview. They are deceptively more difficult than technical questions, which catches many … [ Read more ]

Word-for-word Script for a Great Email Introduction

There are common threads with the introductions from people who stood out, made me want to meet them and/or help them start businesses, find jobs, or even hire them myself. They’re simple steps, but 99% of people skip them. Don’t.

Why Women Have Stalled and What Can Be Done About It

According to Professor of Organizational Behavior Shelley Correll, women are not seeing career advancement and opportunities they way they did in past decades. Despite good intentions by corporations and individuals, unconscious biases are holding women back. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.

Succeeding at Your Job-Within-the-Job

To keep succeeding in your career, you need to uncover and learn to navigate your “job-within-the-job” — the unspoken, unwritten work that, among other challenges, requires you to manage constant change and navigate workplace politics, all while getting your best work done.

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.

Here’s what Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, and 21 other successful executives ask in every job interview

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling as they seem.

That’s why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.

Many top execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate. Here are 23 of them.