Summary: Check out this list of the top 20 most popular career advice articles in 2015 on Hound.
Hound job seekers were busy last year and are expected to remain that way next year. What follows is a list of the most popular job seeker articles for 2015. They cover everything from job searching basics like resumes and cover letters, to other topics impacting employees in the workplace, such as ways to increase job satisfaction and things not to do to ensure you keep your job safe:
- Say What? Shocking and Crazy Things People Said to Their Boss
If you think you have heard the most shocking and crazy things people said to their bosses, take a look at the stories in our most popular article of the year. These true stories will have your jaws dropping!
- 14 Items to Bring to an Interview
Our second most popular article is not as sensational as our most popular one, but it is far more important for your livelihood. This article covers everything you need to bring with you to a job interview so you leave with an offer.
- Have a Positive Attitude at Work
Having a great attitude at work has many benefits, including helping you be more successful and increasing the happiness of the whole office. This article gives you simple tips for having a positive attitude at work.
- Why an Employee Handbook?
This article covers the purposes and benefits of employee handbooks. Take a look at this article and then take another look at your company’s handbook.
- Is Your Career in Danger – 4 Signs That Say It Is
In today’s competitive market, you need to do everything you can to keep your job as safe as possible. This means you should never over promise and under deliver, for one thing. Find out what else you should do and not do to remain in good standing at work.
- Qualities of a Good Manager
How does your manager stack up against the rest? Read this article to learn what the best managers do.
- 10 Things You Shouldn't Do at a Job Interview
Want to know how to make sure you do not get the job? Just do the things listed in this article – like dressing to seduce, chewing your nails or discussing personal issues. Find out about other job killers in this article.
- How to Answer the Strengths Question during an Interview
It comes up in so many interviews, but few job seekers are prepared to address it. This article tells you how to answer the “what are your strengths?” question so you impress your interviewer and get the job.
- Are You Inspiring Loyalty Among Your Employees?
Is your boss paying you well and encouraging your career growth? If not, then your boss is probably not doing enough to inspire loyalty in you and other workers. Read this article to find out what managers do when they want to inspire loyalty among their employees.
- The Right Way to End an Interview
Most job seekers spend all their energy preparing for what to do before and during the interview. But they neglect to prepare for the best way to end an interview. Read this article to find out the right way to end an interview.
- How to Answer This Common Interview Question
This article gives you an easy three-step process to answer the dreaded interview question “tell me about yourself.”
- Ten Questions to Ask During an Informational Interview
Informational interviews can be very helpful if done correctly. But you need to ask the right questions in order to make the experience worthwhile. This article breaks down the ten questions you need to ask to make the most of an informational interview.
- How to Tell Your Story during an Interview
Your interview is your chance to shine – and let your interviewer know you are the very best candidate for the job. How do you do that? You tell your “story” in the manner this article describes.
- 5 Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You a Job
Grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and incorrect information are a few of the resume mistakes that will cost you the job you have been looking for. So why make them? This article covers the possible resume problems you can easily ensure do not impact your job chances.
- Take Back Your Life with These Ten Tips to Help Beat Procrastination
Tip one is “prioritize” and tip two is “Use the SMART” plan. Check out this article to learn all ten tips to win the battle with procrastination.
- Don’t Let These Four Habits Bring Your Self-Esteem Down
Excessive clutter and ignoring people are two bad habits that can impact you adversely on the job. This article explains the bad habits you want to avoid in the workplace.
- How to Convince Yourself to Love a Job That You Hate
You might not believe this if you are very unhappy at work, but there are concrete ways you can not only convince yourself you love your job, but also come close to actually loving it. Seven is a lucky number, and this article sets out seven things you can start doing tomorrow to make your life at work so much better you might start loving it!
- Tips for a Multi-Part Job Interview
A multi-part job interview requires a multi-part job interview preparation strategy. This article gives you that so you ace your job interview no matter how many parts it involves.
- Tips for Writing a Memorable Cover Letter
Before you can shine at your interview, you need to get a potential employer’s attention with your cover letter. This article covers everything you need to know about cover letters, including using a Venn diagram in your preparation stage.
- Writing an Authentic Resume
Nobody wants to hire a phony. So before you send off your resume and cover letter, take a look at this article to make sure you have done what you need to do to ensure your resume is authentic.
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