Categories Archives: Careers

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 ...

Race to the Top: No Thank You Letter – No Job.

By: Lilyanne McClean Q: I just finished a series of interviews and I really want the job. What is the best thing to put in my thank you letter? A: In corporate America, your interview begins with the very first interaction with someone at the organization ...

Ask Carla: Getting Past Phone Interviews.

Dear Ask Carla, I have submitted tons of applications and I get calls, but never in person interviews. I am not sure where the breakdown is. Can you offer advice on getting from the phone to the office? I feel like if I could just get an in-person intervi ...

Ask Carla: Who should I list as a job reference?.

Q: Who should I list as a job reference? I usually use my best friend, my mom and a church member and ask them to act like I worked for them, I know this isn’t what I should do. I’m pretty sure that sometimes the person calling to check the references ...

Ask Carla: Cell Phone Etiquette for Job Seekers.

Dear Ask Carla:  I am currently in the market for a new job. I haven’t had much luck in getting interviews. It seems like all is well when I initially call, but then things don’t move forward. I also am getting a lot of missed calls from unavailable, ...