Six interview blunders you want to avoid

Posted: March 20, 2017 at 9:00 am

It’s hard for job candidates to get honest feedback about how well they do on job interviews. Here are six frequently mentioned complaints recruiters and hiring managers have voiced over the years about the ways job seekers behave in their interviews. 1. Arriving late. Recruiters and hiring managers are tightly booked with appointments. When you arrive… Read More »

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What’s the Difference?

Posted: March 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

Although most job seekers don’t think about the difference between hard and soft skills,  hiring managers think about it all the time. Hard skills include computer skills like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; bookkeeping and accounting; software development; foreign languages; mathematics and statistics; project management; and data analysis, just to name a few. As you… Read More »

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Rule Number One in Salary Negotiations

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Never be the first person to mention a salary amount. This is rule number one in salary negotiations. Only discuss salary after the employer makes an initial offer. Almost career experts agree on this point. You put yourself at a disadvantage when you tell an employer how much you are looking for or how much… Read More »

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What is an Informational Interview?

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

What’s the difference between an informational interview and a job interview? According to Wikipedia an informational interview is a meeting in which a potential job seeker seeks advice on their career, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace; while an employed professional learns about the job seeker and judges their professional potential… Read More »

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Research Jobs Online Like a Pro

Posted: January 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

These days conducting a successful job search requires that you spend a lot of time online looking at careers, job descriptions and companies. The more efficient you are in your search, the sooner you will be able to find opportunities where your chances of getting hired are high. Start with a good job site. We… Read More »

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How to Explain Why You Left Your Last Job

Posted: December 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

There comes a time in almost every employment interview when the hiring manager asks, “Why did you leave your last job?” It’s often a tough question to answer. People leave jobs because something didn’t work out. They got fired. Or they quit because they were afraid of getting fired. They couldn’t get promoted. Or they… Read More »

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Getting Hired Over 50

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

Let’s face it. Americans are obsessed with youth. All things being equal, most hiring managers tend to choose a younger person instead someone over fifty. There are many fields, like advertising and fashion that target younger buyers, where employers assume

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Why every job seeker should use LinkedIn

Posted: November 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

You don’t have to be a “professional” to to take advantage of LinkedIn, the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” Even if you work as a night stocker, mail clerk, front desk coordinator, housekeeper or any one of the thousands of jobs that are ordinarily not considered professional, you can use LinkedIn to advance your job search. You can use… Read More »

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How to Handle Job Search Rejection

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

It’s hard to handle rejection when you’re looking for a job. And it really stings when you get all the way to the job interview, but then find out that someone else got the job, not you. Here are some strategies to keep your job search on track and keep yourself from getting demoralized by… Read More »

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