Tag Archive | "interview help"

Should You Negotiate Job Terms During the Interview?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Is this you? You’re so happy that you were invited for an interview; you don’t want to speak up about what salary and benefits you’re looking for. You may even be so eager to land the job that you just sit there quietly and agree to any terms that are offered.   No, no, no. […]

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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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Go Back to School to Find a Job

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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If the thought of going back to school makes you queasy, you’re not alone.  However, you might want to take a deep breath and face the discomfort when you’re looking for a new job.  If you’re alumni, there are services in place that can help you get support during your job hunting process – and […]

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Should You Go to Job Fairs?

Friday, March 2, 2012

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You’re looking high and low for a job when suddenly you see an advertisement for a job fair.  It sounds pretty promising to be lined up with so many prospective employers all at one time.  But you’re hesitant, of course.  Do job fairs give you the winning edge and the winning opportunities you need?  Let’s […]

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The RIGHT Way to Job Hunt

Friday, December 30, 2011

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Let’s face it – searching for a job can be a pain. It’s time-consuming, it’s dull, and, today, it can be frustrating since you may never hear back from most companies.  What you need to know is that there are good ways and bad ways of hunting for a job. And if you want to […]

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The Worst Resume Buzzwords

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Your resume is what speaks up for you and what often will get you the interview with the hiring department.  But since there are so many resumes out there right now, how can you make it stand out?  Many job-hunters think that using buzzwords in their resume will allow them to sound more appealing, but […]

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The One-Page Resume: Is It the Best Choice for You?

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Time is tight for everyone today, especially hiring departments.  Think about how you would feel if you had to read thousands of resumes, just to find a few people to interview.  After a while, you would start to look for anything that might disqualify someone for the next step in the process.  Many times, hiring […]

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Just Keep Trying, in Today’s Job Market

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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It’s no surprise that many people in today’s job market are getting frustrated by the slow responses, no responses, and overall lack of interview callbacks.  You might begin to wonder if you should just settle on any job because you have little or no confidence in the job hunt right now.  With this attitude, you’re […]

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Ask the Right Questions During YOUR Interview

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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When you walk into an interview, you might come prepared to answer all of the normal questions.  You might even spend time thinking about strange questions they might ask you, and have smart and witty answers for those as well.  But many job-hunters get nervous during the last question of the interview: do you have […]

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It’s for You-HOO!

Friday, March 20, 2009

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 As if face-to-face interviews were not enough to think about, employers are increasingly using telephone interviews to narrow down the pool of applicants who are invited to attend personal interviews.  Not only is this technique used to screen candidates in or out, however, but also to reduce the costs when dealing with out-of-town or long […]

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