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How to Overcome Ageism in the Job Market

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   By the time you get into your 50s, you may feel that you deserve to rest a bit on your laurels having worked for 25 years or more. The reality is that no matter your age, your career is in your hands,…

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How to Answer The Most Terrifying Interview Question

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc. There are a number of interview questions that strike terror in the heart of a job seeker. The one that evokes the most dread is “what is your greatest weakness?” For those of you in career transition, take heart. This question is not…

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Don’t Apologize For Your Diverse Career Experience!

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Landing a new job or making a career change is harder if your career has zigged and zagged and taken some unexpected turns. Having a nonlinear path isn’t a showstopper, but it does mean that you have to take control of your…

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Behavioral-based Interviews… Your Opportunity to Shine

Behavioral-based interviews can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how prepared a candidate is to answer these often intimidating questions.  ClearRock offers tips on making these specifically-designed interviews work successfully for both parties.   What are behavioral-based interviews? Behavioral-based interviews are a structured set of open-ended questions based on…

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Laura Poisson – Career Advice Video

Laura Poisson of ClearRock, interviewed by Stephen Burke, HR Consultant, discuss Career and Job Search Advice.

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Is Your Mindset Stalling Your Career?

By: Susan Peppercorn    Senior Consultant, ClearRock / Career Coach /  Resume and LinkedIn Consultant /  Career Blogger for the Huffington Post   Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with…

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Smallest Parts of a Job Search Often Produce the Biggest Results

Most of your helpful job search leads (80% or more) will come from just a few (20% or less) of your contacts, so expanding your base of contacts as much as possible – and then identifying those critical people – should be top job-hunting priorities.  The 80-20 rule, known in…

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Five Career Strategies

The two occasions that many people use to more closely analyze their careers are around New Year’s and after the summer break. These two times of the year also coincide with the budgeting, staffing, and hiring plans of numerous organizations as they prepare to close out this year and begin…

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