Entries by Essence

Everything You Need To Know About Resume Writing

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And seriously, one page or two? Well, search no more: We’ve compiled […]

How much money to ask for in a salary negotiation?

How much can I ask for in a salary negotiation without leaving a bad taste in the employer’s mouth or losing the job offer? When you’re finally down to the wire on your impending job offer, there will come a time to talk numbers. That one last conversation — where you negotiate salary — can […]

4 Ways to Test “Cultural Fit” During the Hiring Process

As workplace structures evolve, finding candidates who are the right “cultural fit” is now a top priority of recruiters. In the business world (and in life), we tend to gravitate toward people similar to us. Our hiring practices are no exception — if you’re an introvert, you might find extroverted candidates off-putting. A detail-oriented recruiter might be […]

Top 10 Questions a Candidate Should Ask in an Interview

Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very important: You are there to ask questions, too. Asking the right questions at an interview is important for two reasons: First, when done correctly, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the position. Second, you are interviewing the […]

Build a Corporate Culture for All Ages

We live in a unique time. It’s getting more and more difficult to predict trends in the labor force. We have Generation Z at one end of the spectrum, the youngest of which are just starting to graduate college and enter the job market (depending on where the generational line is drawn). On the other end, […]

The Importance of Soft Skills in Leadership

What used to be called “soft” skills are now some of the most coveted skill sets in the business world — now and for the foreseeable future. As Boomers retire for next decade at a rate of 10,000 per day, they will be replaced by female leaders — many of them Millennials. Both women and […]

Close Your Interview on a Positive Note

We’ve all been there: It’s the end of the interview, and after nearly an hour of pouring your heart (and work experience) out to a potential employer, the hiring manager asks if you have any last questions before wrapping up. It’s meant to be a formality, of course—a way to end the conversation without kicking you out […]

Advice To New Graduates Still Looking For The Right Opportunity

College graduates who packed up their dorm rooms last month but still haven’t found a job may be beginning to feel nervous about their prospects. Liz Wessel, cofounder and CEO of student-focused job and internship match site, WayUp, has some advice for those who may be imagining the future as permanent residents of their parents’ basement. “I […]

It’s All About Finding The Right Fit For You.

The number one reason why employees change jobs varies depending on the source you’re reading. One list says its “appreciation and recognition,” while another says that “dissatisfaction with upper management” is to blame. But whatever reason is given, one thing’s for sure: It can be grouped under the overarching category of “cultural fit”. What Is Cultural Fit? When […]