While I was working at a consulting gig, there was a fire drill. I didn’t know where the ‘meeting’ (when the Fire Marshall may or may not quiz unsuspecting workers about evacuation points) was, so I followed two consultants with more seniority. “Hey, where are we supposed to go if there’s a real emergency?” “I

Closed-door meetings. Whispering by the water cooler. Industry rumors. Sweaty palms, and that cold feeling in the pit of your stomach … layoffs may be coming. Don’t be surprised when layoffs happen – be prepared! Constant Maintenance Don’t wait until you’ve been let go to update your resume and LinkedIn profile; this should be something you

On a first date, both parties wear their game faces. It’s hard to tell if a year later will find them bored, decked in sweatpants, slouched on the couch, ordering pizza and watching NCIS…again. The same goes for the interview process. Both interviewer and candidate are at their best. How can you tell if this ‘first

Finding a new or better job is often at the top of many New Year’s resolution lists. (Where does your resolution rank? http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New-Years-Resolutions.shtml) Combine that with the current unemployment rate, and you’ve got a lot of people on the hunt. Don’t let this daunt you – own it, and make your resolution a reality by using

According to The Holmes & Rahe Stress Scale, losing your job rates a 47 out of 100. While losing your job is not the end of the world, sometimes it feels that way. We can never be fully prepared for what the world throws at us, but we can try! While you’re job hunting, think Murphy’s

Welcome to Q&A From the Trenches! Every week we take your questions on building a resume, interviewing, searching for jobs – ask us anything! QUESTION: I hate the ‘where do you see yourself in five years’ interview question! What’s the best way to answer this?   It’s a good start to know what questions you’re