Categories Archives: Careers

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 ...

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 ...