How to Nail a Job Interview

While a new class of college students navigates their first semester this fall, many members of the most recently graduated class are still looking for their first big opportunity.

It seems easy enough. Submit application. Attend interview. Attend second interview. Get hired. Profit.

Simple, right?

Not so much. What many don’t realize is that interviewing is a skill. You can’t just show up, shake hands, plop down in …

Why Does My Resume Keep Getting Rejected?

At ResumeSpice, we’ve seen a lot of resumes and counseled a lot of job seekers. One of the biggest issues our clients face is that they’re submitting resumes, but they’re just not getting any calls. Here are a few common reasons why that happens:

1. You’re Not Following Directions

This has less to do with your resume and more …

Don’t Be Afraid to Bend the Rules in Your Job Search

Inevitably, when I’m meeting with a new job seeker, I’ll ask a question that makes them pretty uncomfortable. Most of the time, that question is along the lines of, “Why don’t you send the hiring manager a message on LinkedIn?”

Often, this job seeker has found a posting for their dream job at a great company – but they don’t have any connections at the company. So, I will suggest that they introduce themselves to the hiring manager via LinkedIn or an …

How to Figure Out What You Should Do With Your Life

Job satisfaction: We all want it, but we’re not exactly sure how to secure it.

Partially, that’s because we believe our satisfaction is dependent on factors we don’t control, like the work/life balance at our current organization, the way a manager chooses to motivate us, or the specific tasks our supervisors delegate to us. And while it is true that some of the job satisfaction factors are outside our control, that doesn’t mean we have no control at all!

Not …

How to Prove You Aren’t Overqualified for a Role

If you are trying to take a step down the career ladder for any reason, you may hear from numerous employers that you are “overqualified” for their role. This can be a frustrating experience – as evidenced by a question I recently received from a job seeker:

I am trying to take a step back in my career until my baby turns two (he is six months old now), but …

The 3 Basic Tenets of Interview Prep

Even though it may not seem like it at times, getting your resume seen and receiving a call from a recruiter is the easy part of job searching. The challenge really begins when it comes time to interview.

Because ResumeSpice was built by recruiters, we know how to ace the interview – and we want you to know, too. Here are …

Recruiter Top 10: Platforms to Help You Find Work in the Gig Economy

Welcome to Top 10,’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned.

This Week: Top 10 Gig Worker Platforms

By now, you’ve likely heard …

When to Walk Away From a Job Offer

As strange as it may sound, I think of looking for a job a little bit like dating. Unless you are a reality T.V. show contestant, you’ve probably never gone on a first date hoping the other person would marry you. You’re there to get to know them and to decide whether or not there might be a second date.

The same holds true when interviewing for a job. Just …