Candidate Resource Page

We understand that a job search can be overwhelming and the process may have changed since the last time you were in the market.   We have suggested some resources that will help you navigate your search.

How to get hired

We all know people that seem to be able to move effortlessly from job to job, climbing the ladder and scoring great salary increases in the process. How do they do it?

For more than Three Decades, Richard Smith has been a Director and Vice President of successful multinational companies, both Public and Private. He has personally hired more than a thousand people in all kinds of businesses, in countries as diverse as Britain, America, Australia, South Africa, Spain, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, France, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Brazil, Mexico, and some you may never even have heard of.

Job interview best tips & preparation

The process of job search is always one that can fill an individual with great anxiety. With so many competitions out there, one should definitely know how to make use of one’s advantage in a job interview. Job interview, then, is really what “makes it or break it.” With so much competition out there, one can only liken the job interview process as a form of a jungle and only the fittest would survive, as Darwin famously coined. But no worries, this guide will ensure you the safety of getting the job of your dreams. This book will give you the tools for the job interview!

The best keywords for resumes, letters, and interviews

Reveals how candidates can best speak the language of employers for getting hired. Organized by major industries and professions, this easy-to-use book provides quick access to the powerful language of keywords. Each chapter includes samples of keywords, keyword phrases, keyword answers to interview questions, keyword cover letters, and keyword resumes. A special chapter identifies keywords for job seekers with challenging circumstances and situations, such as ex-offenders, military transition personnel, career changers, job hoppers, and people returning to work. It also shows how to use keywords in these specific situations, along with sample resumes. An Appendix includes 425 Action Verbs and 221 Personal Descriptors.

What color is your parachute?

In today’s challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work–and which don’t. This revised and updated edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Emotional Intelligence

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman’s brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.

The Shark and the Goldfish

In The Shark and the Goldfish, Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept out to sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teaches him the ultimate lesson-Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go find food. Gordy also learns that the difference between a full and empty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face of adversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforces a proven truth: You can’t control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond and in turn this determines the outcome.