The Salary Question: How to Field It, When to Ask It

Salary. It’s often the elephant in the room when it comes to job interviews. Too often, employers fall into one of these scenarios: Either they bring it up early, with the dreaded, “What was your salary at your last job?” or “What will you expect to get paid?” Others may stay completely silent and dance…

Networking for a Job: 7 Ways to Work a Room

If you’re looking for a job but you’re skipping networking events, you’re doing it wrong. Take a look at this advice from a few of Austin’s top business leaders and networking experts on why networking is key, and how to work a room for the best results.

Who’s Hiring in Texas Right Now?

If you’re looking for a job in 2017, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has good news for you. The Texas economy continues to expand, with payroll employment growing and wages increasing. Certain Texas cities like Austin are seeing impressively low unemployment numbers as well. In fact, Austin was recently named the best city for…

Benefits and Perks That Truly Matter

It’s easy to get distracted by a beer keg in the break room but it’s important not to overlook the job benefits that truly matter. This is easier said than done, as there are close to 350 perks being touted by various companies today (there were only 60 perks touted 20 years ago). Some of…

How NOT to Dress to Impress at Job Interviews

A wrinkled t-shirt with “SLACKER” embroidered across the front. You might imagine the item of clothing is among the wardrobe for a software developer in the Austin, Texas, gaming industry. And you’d be right. But it is also one of many horrifying examples of what job candidates have worn to job interviews. Velour track suits…

Run Away! Scariest Job Interview Red Flags

Employers know the risks of taking on a “bad hire.” It costs them valuable time and money (up to five times the employee’s annual salary, on average).  But what about the risks to you, the job seeker? You can’t afford to choose the wrong employer, either. So why, then, do so many job seekers ignore…

Secrets of Women in Male-Dominated Jobs

It’s not easy being a woman in a male-dominated field like technology, engineering or oil and gas. What is the best way to compete for top positions and how can you make it all work? We asked two female executives—Dell Inc.’s Bobbi Dangerfield and OpenSymmetry’s Laura Roach—for their advice.

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