Candidate Resources

How to Answer Interview Questions

June 12th, 2013 by ifi-admin

Here are eight of the most commonly asked (and basic) interviewing questions. Do yourself and the prospective employer a favor, and give them some thought before the interview occurs. Read the rest of this entry »

What Should You Ask the Interviewer?

June 2nd, 2013 by ifi-admin

A job interview will quickly disintegrate into an interrogation or monologue unless you ask some high quality questions of your own. Candidate questions are the lifeblood of any successful interview, because they create dialogue and help clarify your understanding of the company and the position responsibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Discuss the Subject of Money?

May 25th, 2013 by ifi-admin

During the employment interview, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked about your current and expected level of compensation. Here’s the way to handle the following questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Salary Negotiation Techniques

May 14th, 2013 by ifi-admin

The best approach to putting the deal together is to decide whether you want the job before an offer is extended. This allows you to clarify whether the job suits your needs. Unless you’re motivated solely by money, it’s doubtful a few extra dollars will turn a bad job into a good one. Read the rest of this entry »

The Strategic Case for Changing Jobs

May 2nd, 2013 by ifi-admin

There are many deeply personal reasons to change your employment situation. However, from a purely strategic point of view, there are four good reasons to change jobs within the same (or similar) industry three times during your first ten years of employment: Read the rest of this entry »

Career Strategy: It Pays to Diversify

April 22nd, 2013 by ifi-admin

Would you dump your life savings-every single dollar-into a single stock? Probably not; it’s far too risky to put all your eggs in one investment basket.And yet, you’d be surprised how many people manage their careers with a single-stock mindset. They toil away, year after year, investing their talents in a narrow field of interest. Read the rest of this entry »

The Proper Way to Resign

April 11th, 2013 by ifi-admin

Once a new job has been accepted, you need to consider is the timing of your resignation. Since two weeks’ notice is considered the norm, make sure your resignation properly coincides with your start date at the new company. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Leave a Job Gracefully

March 31st, 2013 by ifi-admin

Imagine a co-worker who trashes his cubicle, plays practical jokes on his replacement and slinks off with the copier on his last day of work. Is this a person you’d recommend to a prospective employer? Or expect your company to rehire? Or want to work with again? Probably not. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Resignation: Beware the Retaliatory Strike

March 14th, 2013 by ifi-admin

If your intention to make a job change is sincere, and nothing will change your decision to leave, you should still keep up your guard. Read the rest of this entry »

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