Interview Prep

Don’t take your mom (and other tips for your first job interview)

Your very first job interview is scary. I get it. Not knowing what's in store is kind of terrifying. You can do all the research and practice answering common interview questions, but going in for the first time is like going on a first date…you are excited, nervous, and not sure what to expect. Hopefully you know this, but a job interview is important and should be treated as such. No matter how entry-level the […]



5 tips to finding a job in the new year

Happy New Year! Now is the perfect time to refresh your job search and hit the ground running. Finding a new job probably made its way on to your list of resolutions anyway. Check out these tips to make sure this is the year you get hired. Reflect. No matter how successful your job search was last year, think about what worked and what didn't. Try to find any lessons you can apply to the […]



How to train for your job interview like an Olympic athlete

Athletes train insanely hard to qualify and compete in the Olympics. They push themselves mentally, physically and emotionally for the ultimate win. Let's learn from their example and prepare for our job interviews with the same strategies and determination. Find a coach Every athlete needs a coach to guide their training process and push them to meet their goals. In the same way, we need other people to come alongside of us as we prepare […]



How to find a job in 72 hours

Sometimes, it seems like finding a job takes forever. From finding places to apply for and waiting to hear back, the process can seem never-ending. After discovering Snagajob, Christen found a job in just three days! With her advice, you can use Snagajob to land a gig just as fast. “The first day of job searching was like wandering blind, until a manager at a restaurant told me about Snagajob." We'll help walk you through the entire […]



5 smart questions to ask your interviewer

  “Do you have any questions for me?” Here’s a hint, always say yes. Having a few questions up your sleeve to ask the interviewer is an easy trick that can take your interview from good to great. This will allow you to show you mean business and have done the proper research, in addition to setting yourself apart from other candidates. Check out these simple, yet smart questions to ask your interviewer: 1) How do you help […]



The ultimate job interview playlist

We asked you on Facebook and Twitter what music gets you fired up. Whether you’re on the way to a job interview or heading into work, these songs will have you ready to work hard and play hard. From throwbacks to the newest chart toppers, we got great suggestions from you all in every genre. Check out this job interview playlist with a little something for everybody! Rock out and rock your interview! Got a song to add? […]



Tips for your first interview

Well, let's start off by saying this is a pretty big deal. Congratulations on your first job interview! Don't freak out. You may be a little nervous, but the right preparation will put all your worries at ease. Here's a step-by-step guide to every part of the interview process. Before 1) Mock interview. Get a friend or family member to run through a fake version of the real thing to get a feel for the environment […]



Job interview checklist

Congratulations, you landed a job interview! Now it’s time for a little interview prep to make sure you’re on top of your game. Besides figuring out what to wear to your interview, a lot goes into preparing and showing the employer that you’re the best person for the job. This checklist will keep you organized and one step closer to sealing the deal. Now it’s up to you to nail your job interview, good luck!  



What to do about tattoos in your job interview

Now your parents didn't lie to you when they told you it is what's on the inside that counts. But, in a job interview a first impression is crucial, so as much as we hate to say it your appearance does matter. Besides having proper interview attire, your day to day style might have to undergo a few tweaks to be interview ready. Piercings Piercings can distract the interviewer and violate company policy before you're […]



Dos and don’ts of mock interviews

Let's face it, getting a job interview is exciting but also a little nerve-racking. Like the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Setting up a mock interview is a great way to prepare for your real interview, but only if you do it right. Here are a few do's and don'ts to help you out.   DO dress appropriately. Wear professional clothes that you would wear to a real job interview. First impressions can have a […]