Andrew Klappholz

Andrew Klappholz

Andrew Klappholz Andrew Klappholz is a general assignment reporter for Ladders.

Articles by Andrew Klappholz

Prep your 30-, 60-, 90-day business plan for the job interview

Want to land a sales job and start on the right foot?

Gracefully decline a job offer

Keep it professional and there's nothing to be squeamish about when you turn down one job offer for another.

Tips to Help You Ace the Phone Screen

Pass the pre-screen and land that all-important in-person interview.

The recruiter-candidate relationship. It’s complicated.

As a candidate, you've got one thing you can't control stacked against you.

Getting Your Resume Into the Right Hands

Combine new-age research with old-fashioned correspondence to increase your chances for success in the job search.

Is It OK to Talk Politics in a Job Interview?

Steer clear of charged topics to avoid this deadly third rail of your job search.

Time Management and the Job Search When Unemployed

Adding structure to your job search can be a key component to helping you succeed.

Looking for a Job on the Job

Job seekers must use discretion when seeking new employment while holding a full-time job.

Making Your Pitch Perfect

Double-tailoring your elevator pitch to the person and the event can be the key to projecting confidence in the job search.

Translating Military Experience to a Civilian Resume

Explaining transferable skills is a critical component in navigating the job-search landscape.

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Careers

There are a growing number of opportunities and resources for veterans, and these online resources can help you find them.

Truth, Lies and Resumes

Companies are screening more closely than ever before.

Lessons Learned: Listening As a Critical Skill in an Interview

Asking the right question — and paying close attention to the answer — can be key to your success.

Lessons Learned: What AMC’s “The Pitch” Can Teach You About the Panel Interview

This type of interview can be among the most intimidating for candidates, but preparation can help you come out a winner.

Running an Effective Long-Distance Job Search

Tips to help keep you in the running with hiring managers when you want to relocate.

Adapting Your Elevator Pitch to the Occasion

Practice makes perfect, but be sure to tweak your pitch to keep it effective.

Researching Companies Online: Do Your Homework

10 critical questions to ask when considering a career move.

Interview Preparation Wins Candidate Competitions

When it's time to interview, you'll need more than attitude; do your homework to put yourself ahead of the pack.

How to Explain Transferable Skills

The question isn't where were you working, it's what can you do that an employer needs.

High-School Buddy, Job Connection

Blaine Helmick got help from an old friend to score a new job.

Look Interested, Not Desperate

A job interview is like dating — you want to seem interested but not overly interested to the point where you’re undesirable — available but in demand, agreeable but with limits.

Start Working Before You’re Hired

Present yourself as an expert by building a business plan for the company and present yourself as the one to execute it.

Confidence and Preparation Trump Recession

Sales engineer leaves Microsoft rather than relocate.

Sample Business Cards for Job Seekers | Your Business Card

The most important prop in your job search is one of the most overlooked.

Online Networking for a Finance Job

Kelly, a job seeker in Southern California, was surprised by the importance placed on having an online presence, but she wasn't caught off guard.