‘Tis the Season to Volunteer

The holiday season is fast approaching, encouraging each one of us to be extra thankful for our blessings, and to celebrate the people in our lives with festive parties and thoughtful gifts. For those in need, the holiday season can be an entirely different, much less positive experience. But it doesn’t have to be. By [...]

Interview 101: 7 Common Interview Mistakes (and How to Recover Gracefully from Each)

The bad news: No matter how much you prepare for an interview, it’s unrealistic to expect a flawless, flub-free performance. After all, you’re not a robot, and anxiety or pressure can get the best of anyone. The good news: You can recover from most any interview gaffe. We at Masiello Employment have helped many people [...]

2018-09-10T15:32:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Career Essentials, How To Guides, Interviewing|Tags: , , , , |

Interview 101: Top 8 Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Some people consider sitting for an interview like sitting on the witness stand in court, tasked only with answering a series of questions. But the truth is that an interview should be more of a conversation, a two-way exchange with you answering some questions and asking others. We at Masiello Employment have assisted many people [...]

2018-09-17T14:29:36+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Career Essentials, How To Guides, HR Essentials, Interviewing, Job Search|

Interview 101: How to Answer the Top 3 Toughest Questions

An interview can be a daunting endeavor. But it doesn’t have to be—especially if you’re well prepared. We at Masiello Employment have assisted many people in prepping for successful interviews, including advice on the best responses to those “difficult” interview questions. Below you will find some suggestions on how to tackle some of the most [...]

Top 5 Interview Tips for Introverts

Being an introvert is not in any way a bad thing, it is a personality trait that falls somewhere on a spectrum with extroversion on the opposite end. An introvert is simply a person who is more reserved, someone who gains more of their energy and focuses internally as opposed to externally. In general, introverts [...]

Interview Prep: 5 Ways to Answer the “Salary Question”

What are your salary requirements? How much are you looking to make? What is your desired pay range? However it may be framed, the “salary question” can bring even the best interview to a crashing halt. But it doesn’t have to! Here at Masiello Employment, we know a lot of candidates fear this question. It’s [...]

Employment 101: Clearing Job-Hunting Hurdles for the Technology Challenged

Like it or not—use it or not—technology now plays a major role in finding and landing a job. The latest job postings are found online not in newspapers. Resumes are uploaded - not printed and mailed. Some interviews are conducted face-to-screen not face-to-face. So, what do you do if you consider yourself technology challenged? You [...]

Interview 101: Make a Positive First Impression—in a Flash!

Acing a face-to-face interview is often critical to landing a job—it’s a chance to bring personality to your resume and cover letter. Whether the meeting lasts twenty minutes or two hours, the most important element just might be the first impression you make. When you enter the interview room, those few seconds are second-to-none in [...]

Ghosting-Busters: Masiello Employment’s Guide to Ghosting

You apply for a job, have a great interview, and instead of a job offer, you get nothing at all. No call. No email. No final communication. It’s as if your contact vanished without a trace…like a ghost. If this has happened to you, you’ve experienced ghosting. In recent years, “ghosting” has referred to personal [...]

Masiello Employment’s Guide to Confidence & Compliments

This time of year, you might be expecting a 4th of July post sharing insight into surviving holiday gatherings or perfecting the BBQ or watching the best fireworks in the state. But we want to celebrate a more personal and professional kind of independence this year. July 3rd is Compliment Your Mirror Day. It might [...]

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