Categories Archives: Careers

Race to the Top: Interview Process is Lagging.

Q: I interviewed for a job with a company in Houston two weeks ago, but have not heard anything. I really want the job. What should I do? A: Getting a job takes time – sometimes a long time. It’s important to keep in mind that everyone you met during ...

Race to the Top: Negotiating a New Corporate Salary.

Q: I am applying for a job with a large company here in Houston. How do I choose my references? A: Just like your resume, your reference choices are a way to tell your potential employer something about yourself, so start by asking yourself, “What i ...

Race to the Top: Negotiating a New Corporate Salary.

Q: After working for several years, I am interviewing with a large corporation in Houston. How do I negotiate a fair salary? A: This is a critical question. I’ll start with an important note: salary questions can come up at any stage during the intervie ...

Race to the Top: Winning in a Group Interview.

Q: I am applying for a corporate job in Houston and the HR representative said I may be interviewed by more than one person at the same time. How do I prepare and impress? A: You have already taken the first step – you are anticipating that this set up ...

Race to the Top: Better the Competition via Skype.

Q: How do I handle a video interview? A: This is a great question. Companies are relying more heavily on video for lots of tasks, including talent recruitment. First, you need to be comfortable with the computer you use. Even small tech issues will take a ...

Race to the Top: How to Find Your Champion.

Q: I’d like to work for a big company in Houston. What is the best way to search for a job? A: Today, it is both easier and harder to apply for a big corporate job. It’s easier because there is so much information available for potential employers. Mo ...

Race to the Top: Using Who You Know to Get Hired.

By: Lilyanne McClean Q: I am applying for a job at a large company in Houston. Should I use my personal contacts to try and help me get the job? A: The short answer is “yes,” but do so carefully and try to use contacts who can really speak to ...