Work Values Checklist

Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what’s important to you.

Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge

When it comes to connecting with the right job opportunity, timing isn’t everything, but it’s certainly something. Tuning into industries’ and employers’ annual recruitment cycles just might give you a decisive edge. That’s the consensus of recruiters and employers with fingers on the pulse of seasonal variations in hiring. Here’s a quarter-by-quarter summary of how these hiring dynamics play out.

Get Back to Basics in Recruiting Practices

While no company deliberately creates a poor hiring environment, it makes sense to review the fundamentals from time to time and make sure you have the right processes, people and culture in place to avoid wasting recruitment dollars. Here’s how to do it.

Take Charge of Salary Questions

Once a prospective employer starts talking money, as in how much you currently earn, it’s hard not to panic. And while it may seem like the only option is to simply answer the question, this is the time to choose your words carefully. In fact, how you respond to those initial salary questions plays a crucial role in determining whether your final pay package is … [ Read more ]

Interview Cheat Sheet

Creating a cheat sheet will help you feel more prepared and confident at the interview. It’s not a list to check off during the interview, but more something to remind you of key facts. Here are some suggestions for what to include on it.

How to Deal with Requests for Your Salary History or Salary Requirements

If you’ve been job hunting lately or are about to seek new employment, you will most likely have to address your salary history or salary requirements. Learn what they mean and how to address this common employer question.

Six Must-Ask Interview Questions

Interviewing can be a gut-wrenching process. Most books on how to interview list hundreds of questions you need to be ready to answer, but few talk about the questions you need to ask.

Take more control at your next interview by asking some pointed questions of your own. Here are six must-ask questions and why you should know the answers.

Note to Hiring Execs: Get a Clue

If you’ve ever wondered why some employers don’t seem to understand how to hire or retain their workers, you’re not alone. Slugging Through the War for Talent, a just-released research study cosponsored by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Monster, confirms there is often a big disconnect between what employers and job seekers are looking for during the hiring process.

Get Yourself Noticed

It takes a multitiered, multichanneled approach to succeed in a job search. This means a campaign that includes ad responses, executive job lead reports, Internet resume postings and distributions, targeted print mail campaigns, email broadcast campaigns and an intensive networking effort. Here’s how to craft your strategy.

JASPER: Monster’s Job Assets & Strengths Profiler

The JASPER test is the new standard in career testing and assesment.

Based on over 60 years of research, this fun and enlightening test will uncover your job strengths and preferences and help you use them to your advantage.

* Discover your work and leadership style
* Gain confidence in your job related skills
* Enhance your ability to work with others
* Improve your resume, … [ Read more ]

How an MBA Can Help You

For career advancement, why do so many MBAs swear by their degrees? The reasons have less to do with number crunching and more to do with the credibility, confidence and broader perspective their business education has afforded them.

The 6 Species of Interviewers

People who interview job candidates tend to develop distinct personal styles. If you can quickly read an interviewer’s style and establish rapport, you will appear more confident and knowledgeable. Learn about six common types you might encounter.

Five Reasons to Get an Online MBA

Thinking about going for an advanced business degree? Here are five reasons to pursue it over the Internet.

Networking Tips for Hispanic/Latino and African American MBAs

Networking is an even bigger issue for MBA grads from diverse backgrounds. Learn about your options.

Finance Virtual Interview

Test your interview smarts with this quiz that features questions commonly asked in finance interviews.

Interviewers’ Pet Peeves

Here are seven of the most common peeves provided by experienced interviewers, along with some tips on how to avoid them.

Resume Tips for Finance Professionals

“When developing your finance resume, focus on skills, areas of expertise, certifications, and specific accomplishments. The resume must convey what you can do for the companies you are targeting. This can be accomplished by illustrating how you contributed to previous employers’ or clients’ fiscal health…”


You love finance‚ you love accounting and you want to get ahead. Will a CPA designation take you where you want to go‚ or should you pursue an MBA? What’s the difference‚ and how do you know which is right for you?