Tag Archive | "Interview advice"

Why Experience Is Not Enough to Land the Job

Friday, May 22, 2015

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Your resume is the most impressive one in the recruiter’s pile. But when you meet your prospective employer for the interview, you avoid making eye contact, fiddle with your hair, mumble your words, or exhibit other signs that you lack confidence. Result: someone else who is less qualified — but makes a better in-person impression […]

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Is Your Online Presence Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Fact: 78% of recruiters “Google” candidates and 63% check them out on social media sites. Previously on our blog we’ve covered many ways you can make the Internet work to your advantage when you’re looking for a job. Today we’re going to discuss how it can be a big disadvantage if you don’t control your […]

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The Negotiation Process Step 3: Discuss

Monday, November 3, 2014

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We’ve dedicated the last several posts to helping you become a better negotiator, and now we’ve reached the final stage: the discussion itself. Following is an outline of how to proceed, along with some tips and tricks for achieving your desired outcome. The Opening Both sides make an opening statement which introduces the main issues […]

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Find Your Negotiating Style for Employment Success

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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You might think that negotiation skills are only useful for securing a good starting salary or pay raise. But that’s just the beginning. How about when you are looking to be awarded that plum assignment, brokering a compromise in a workplace dispute or trying to impress by winning a valuable contract with a new client? […]

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Procrastination and Feeling Overwhelmed

Monday, September 29, 2014

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In our last few posts we have been looking at the issue of procrastination and some of the fears or feelings which might be causing you to delay some or all of your job search activities. This time we will address what to do if starting a job search feels totally overwhelming. The prospect of […]

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Understanding: the Key to Overcoming Procrastination

Monday, September 15, 2014

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In our last post, we talked about how underlying fears can lead to procrastination in your job search, and how procrastination can turn those fearful thoughts into self-fulfilling prophecies. Now we will explore how you can you push past the fear and stop such thoughts as “I’m going to let my family down” or “I’m […]

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Fear: the Root of All Procrastination

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Has your job search stalled or perhaps never even got going properly in the first place? Are you beating yourself up for being “lazy?” It may well be that laziness is not your problem at all. In most cases, what lies behind procrastination is really fear. Why, you might ask, should a job search be […]

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What’s Missing from Your Resume?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Midlife Career Change: Planning for Success

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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There are many reasons why people who have pursued the same career for 30 years might want to completely change direction. Some were never really happy or fulfilled in the field they “just fell into” when they left school. Others feel that it’s time to give back and make a positive difference in the world. […]

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Know Your Figures When Job Hunting

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Think fast – if the hiring department of the company of your dreams asked you what you’ve done for other employers, what would you say?  Would you say that you helped them out or could you cite specific figures?  If you don’t have numbers to back up your job skills, you may want to start […]

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