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How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!

Office Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts

The office holiday party! Often the theme of satirical movies and laugh out loud scenes from our favorite sitcoms – where inappropriate behavior is plentiful and things always go awry. But this is real life, and no one wants to damage their careers and their reputations with the fall-out from office party don’ts. So here are a few tips to avoid embarrassing yourself, your coworkers and your company at your next holiday gathering.

Five Reasons Why Knowing a Foreign Language Will Help Your Career

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

Everything I Needed to Know About Management I Learned Driving a Zamboni

When I was a kid, I was a ‘rink rat.’ If you play hockey, then you know what I mean. I found every excuse I could to spend time near the ice – playing, watching, helping, refereeing… Then, when I was about 16, I was offered a dream job: helping to run the local rink in my town. I was getting paid to do the thing I loved.

Five Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day and Why You Should Avoid Them

Your recruiter should be your trusted advisor, your partner in your job search and your advocate. We do this best when our candidates are honest with us about the facts concerning their careers and job searches. Here are five of the most common “untruths” recruiters commonly hear and why it’s important to avoid them!

Interviewing at a Startup – How is it Different?

Startups are exciting, often cutting edge and have much to offer creatively and intellectually - but they aren’t for everyone. As a candidate, it’s crucial to start with a self-evaluation to determine if a startup environment is right for you. Check out some top attributes of successful startup employees to see if your personality and work style are a match.

How to Answer the “Tell Me about Yourself” Question

Because, “Tell Me about Yourself” is such an overarching question, it can be difficult to formulate a focused  response. While there is no one right or wrong way to respond, a team of WinterWyman’s expert recruiters offer their suggestions on the best ways to answer this commonly asked interview question.

A Recruiter’s Guide to Salary Negotiations - Tips and Ideas for Getting the Right Compensation

Recruiter's Guide to Salary Negotiation by WinterWyman Search
When it comes to salary negotiations, when and how you handle them can mean the difference between landing the role with the pay you want, or losing the opportunity altogether. We asked some of WinterWyman Search’s expert recruiters for their thoughts on the savvy, fair and realistic ways to negotiate compensation. Here’s what they had to say.

Unique Lessons I Learned Going from Contractor to Recruiter

As a current recruiter and a former contractor, I have a unique perspective on the candidate/recruiter relationship and what it takes to build a partnership. And, that’s exactly what it is, a partnership. Looking back on my contracting career, I can see some of the mistakes I made and how having a different approach with my recruiter would have made a big difference.

Five Reasons Why a Combination of Public Accounting and Private Industry Experience Makes You More Marketable

Making the jump from public accounting to private industry rounds out your resume and makes you more marketable. If your long-term goal is to land a senior level finance or accounting position, having a background in both public accounting and private industry can be the difference maker.

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