Matt Krumrie

Sales + Marketing columnist | Careers
Matt Krumrie answers readers' questions about job-hunting the first Sunday of each month. Matt has 10 years of experience reporting on the employment industry.

Recent content from Matt Krumrie

Ask Matt: Interview Insight - Succeeding in a Panel Interview

The panel approach involves multiple people interviewing one candidate at the same time. Why do companies conduct interviews in this manner and what do you need to do to succeed?

Updated: January 17, 2011, - 09:56 AM

Ask Matt: Why are Credit Reports used in Employment Background Checks?

Why should this matter be considered? What should I do to make sure this is in tip-top shape before applying for a job and how can I know they check my credit score and it's a factor in the decision-making process?

Updated: January 10, 2011, - 12:04 PM

Ask Matt: Why do Employees have to Reapply for a Job?

There are many reasons companies ask job seekers to reapply for a job they already have. Focus on your successes, results and accomplishments and you can stand out from the rest of the candidates - and keep your job.

Updated: January 03, 2011, - 01:42 PM

Ask Matt: Why Do Employers Ask For Salary History?

There is a reason employers want to know your salary history - and a reason you shouldn't consider inflating that number when applying for jobs.

Updated: December 27, 2010, - 09:25 AM

Ask Matt: How an MBA Can Boost Your Career

Obtaining an MBA can improve one's career growth and salary potential, but employers are still looking for well-rounded candidates who have both the education and skill set they're looking for.

Updated: December 20, 2010, - 04:06 PM

Ask Matt: Does the College I Graduate from Really Matter in the Job Search?

The college or university one graduates from can play a factor in your ability to get a job, but in many cases, it is not for the reason most people think.

Updated: December 13, 2010, - 11:47 AM

Ask Matt: Why do Companies Post Blind Job Ads?

Why do employers post the job information but not the company? What do they gain from this and how can we know it's a company we'd even want to work for since we don't know what company it is?

Updated: December 07, 2010, - 10:02 AM

Ask Matt: The Job Search - Managing your Online Presence

If you do not think it is true, it may be time to start believing it: Employers are searching for information on candidates online - and it’s a factor in their hiring decisions.

Updated: November 29, 2010, - 05:19 PM

Ask Matt: Military Personnel Returning to the Workforce

Returning to the workforce can be a difficult transition for military personnel, but those who can show how their military background and experience can help a future employer could be on the fast track to a new job.

Updated: November 22, 2010, - 05:11 PM

Ask Matt: Volunteering Experience

Volunteering is more than just personally rewarding. If done right, it can be another skill or experience to add to your resume and it just may be what sets you apart from other candidates when searching for your next job.

Updated: November 15, 2010, - 03:45 PM

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