Interviewing

Our 10 Favorite Resume Words

Not long ago, we posted a list of problematic words that are often misused on resumes. We thought it would be a good idea to follow it up with a list of those words that we love to see used on resumes.   To make our list more focused, we decided to only consider action verbs. […]

Eyes Right!

Today our topic is about the importance of eye contact. Think about a time when you were having a serious conversation with another person, perhaps a junior member of your team, and that person had difficulty making eye contact with you. Do you remember what you were thinking at the time? Could it be that […]

Telephonic Interview Advice

Today’s tip is pretty simple and straightforward. It deals with one small but important detail related to telephonic interviews. It’s very relevant for us at Alliance because we do thousands of telephonic interviews (both real and practice) with our candidates. You may have never thought of it, but telephonic interviews are actually the most common […]

White Space

Today our topic covers a simple yet important point related to resumes:  White Space. Your resume serves a pretty simple purpose: to convince a hiring authority that you are worth interviewing. Generally, that means your resume needs to provide a hiring manager a clear sense of your education, work experience, and accomplishments. But just because someone sees your […]

The Three C’s of Interviewing

Here at Alliance, we like to talk about the “Three C’s of Interviewing.” Granted there are lots of different interviewing rules, tips, strategies, prohibitions, etc.  But when we refer to the 3 C’s, we are advising you on an overarching approach to interviewing that significantly improves your odds of winning.  We look at it somewhat […]

Three Resume Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them

We’ve got resumes on our minds here at Alliance since we are deep into providing resume feedback to candidates slated to attend our November hiring conference. After having coached thousands of military candidates over the years, we thought it would be a good idea to mention three common dilemmas that many have asked us about, […]

How to win an interview but lose the job

How to win an interview but lose the job When writing an article to help people achieve a more successful transition, I prefer to focus on positive items. Yet, here’s a case where I want to address some negative topics that could kill your job opportunity, even if you’ve got a stellar resume and provide […]

Reflections from a recent Alliance placement

Ian Oliver recently sat down with Alliance Careers’ director of Recruiting, Ryan Wilde, to reflect on his experience in our program. Because Ian was very open to multiple career options, we kept him very busy interviewing at his hiring conference. He walked away with a tremendous sales opportunity with Nucor Building Group.

Focus on the Job at Hand

There is a chance that one day you find yourself interviewing for a very large company – the type of company that, when you go to their website, overwhelms you with the amount and diversity of their various business units. Perhaps the classic example of such a company is General Electric. Though maybe a fraction […]