Tag Archive | "Interview Skills"

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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Be a Detective and Track Down More Job Opportunities

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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It’s no accident that the “hidden” job market is so named. The vast majority of jobs available are never advertised and so never seen by many job seekers. To tap into this market, you need to think like an investigator solving a crime or uncovering information for a client. Hunt for clues, follow leads and […]

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Are You Failing to Plan? Then You’re Planning to Fail.

Monday, August 18, 2014

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I’ve mentioned in several previous posts that you should never let your job search tools, from the resume to the professional network, get rusty — no matter how secure you think you are in your current position. Here’s why.   You won’t be taken by surprise. A termination or decision to leave can happen unexpectedly […]

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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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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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What Are Examples of Your Accomplishments?

Monday, June 16, 2014

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This is a question you should be prepared to be asked from every prospective employer who interviews you or looks at your resume. It’s the first thing they’ll judge when deciding whether you’d make a more desirable employee than the other applicants you’re competing with.   You might not think you’ve done anything impressive, but […]

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Body Language: Are You Saying What You Want To Say

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Congrats, you landed that job interview, now you need to shine. You’ve got tons of experience and sharp skills but let’s be honest, one main objective of this interview is for employers to see if they can tolerate you for eight hours a day. Knock off the nervous ticks, gross nail-biting, and irritating gum-smacking. Go […]

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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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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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