Artickles is ticklemybrain's advice and resource area where our writers address topics and issues affecting professionals today. In the name of simplicity, our posts are categorized by their self explanatory titles: find your job, love your job and leave your job. Marvel in our step by step advice on anything and everything related to the working world.
pick me, choose me, hire me
illuminative post by Stephanie Nehme on 24 February 2012
You step into the interview room, looking sophisticated and feeling good. Your interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself,” French for “Give me one good reason I should risk losing a game of Minesweeper in order to give you my full attention.” This question is among the chart topping ones you can most certainly expect in an interview. Yet even though we are aware of what is to come on this daunting day, many of us still manage to ramble on during an interview in an unrehearsed and unstructured manner. So here we are to help - ticklemybrain’s guide on ...
before you sign on the dotted line
illuminative post by Tara Nehme on 22 October 2011
That elusive condition referred to as happiness; a state of existence where you’re actually paid what you’re worth and no longer puzzled as to whether your credit card is a friend or foe. Every job offer, even at the entry level, is an opportunity to negotiate the most important number in your working life: your salary. Money isn’t everything, but for those of us struggling to establish our career paths, ...
seven silly sins
illuminative post by the ticklemybrain team on 30 August 2011
All the worldly preparation can’t eliminate that increased heartbeat and those jittery nerves. Job interviews have evolved over the last decade; interviewers are more intimidating and the questions they pose, officially, have no limits. While the interview process may differ across companies, certain fundamentals never change. ticklemybrain took its pick of seven interview tips from the countless listed by career experts and psychologists alike:1. only fools rush in: Being on time is the ...