Tag Archive | "Job Hunting"

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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What Your Interview Attire Says About Your Work Ethic

Monday, December 22, 2014

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There’s a certain type of job hunter who says, “I’m the most brilliant programmer of the century, so it doesn’t matter how I look or act, any company would be lucky to have me.” Don’t let this be you. Like it or not, the possible future employers who interviewing you will be judging your appearance […]

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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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Procrastination and Lack of Confidence

Monday, September 22, 2014

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In the last post, we discussed the fears that cause procrastination, and the basic human needs that cause the fears. Those needs could range from putting bread on the table, to creating a financial safety net, to gaining the respect of others. When we fear those needs won’t be met, it’s very difficult to develop […]

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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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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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3 Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

Monday, August 11, 2014

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  When people kick off a job search, their spirits are usually high. Even if they were laid off or fired, the initial shock is often replaced by feelings of relief and they are both hopeful and reasonably confident of their ability to find a new position, or perhaps even a better one. But as […]

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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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Showing You’re More Than a Cliché

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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As you begin to think about a new job, you might start to list the things you can do or ways that you can help a customer.  You might think of yourself as: A people person A go-getter A hard worker While these are all good things to be and to have in your skill […]

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Are You Bored of Job Hunting?

Monday, May 6, 2013

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Admit it, you’re tired of looking for work.  Everyone gets to this point and they just want to give up and cross their fingers and win the lottery.  While that might be where you’re at right now, this is the perfect time to start fresh with your job hunt. A new resume – Scrap your […]

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