Tag Archive | "Interview Skills"

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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Don’t Have Experience? Still Looking for a Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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The eternal Catch-22: you want a certain job, but you need to have experience.  And you can’t get that experience unless you can get that job.  To anyone who’s looking for a job, this can become a nightmare.  You feel like you’re stuck between a resume and a hard place.  While you continue to send [...]

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Be Specific on Your Resume

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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When you’re looking for a job, it might be tempting to just send off as many of your resumes as possible.  After all, the more you send, the most chances you get, right?  While that’s certainly true, you’re going to catch more hiring departments, not with honey, but with specific words and details on your [...]

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Make the Time for a Job Hunt

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Whether you’re out of a job or you’re considering making a career switch, the one thing that might stand in the way of your success is you.  No, it’s not that you’re not a catch for any employer, but if you’re not making the time for your job hunt, you probably won’t see the results [...]

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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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Why Alternative Jobs are Rising Today

Saturday, December 31, 2011

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While it seems that every day the job market is changing, this doesn’t have to be a scary time.  In fact, with all of the changes occurring, you might find that jobs are different than they were before, which means you need to look at job hunting in a new way as well.  Instead of [...]

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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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Brand Yourself and Make Hiring Departments Remember You

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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When you think about certain brands that you buy, you remember one special thing about them.  Think about the Golden Arches and McDonald’s or ‘Just Do It’ and Nike.  Branding is what makes companies memorable, and you can use this same idea to brand yourself in the eyes of an employer.  If you can show [...]

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