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5 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 5 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview

5 Great Questions to Ask During an Interview

When preparing for an interview, most people focus on preparing answers for questions they might be asked. Equally important is preparing questions that you plan to ask the interviewer. Asking the right questions will make you seem interested and engaged. Here’s a look at five great questions to ask in an interview. Do you think this position will evolve at all over the next three years, and if so, how? Asking this question shows that you’re planning ahead for the long-term. How did you get your start in this business? The answer to this question may spark a conversation that...

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Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Successfully Customize Your Resume With These 5 Tips

Managers look through resumes quickly, deciding whether to push yours to the side or call you in for an interview in only a few split seconds. If you want to grab an employer’s attention, you need to have a resume that not only sums up your skills and experience, but also does so in a unique and customized way. Follow these tips to customize your resume. If you have a long and varied employment history, consider having a “specialized skills” section at the top of your resume, in which you highlight 2 or 3 skills that are most relevant to the specific position to which...

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How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

How Hiring Authorities Whiff on the Best Candidates for the Job

The resume is perfect, references are stellar, and the skills match the job requirements like a tailored glove. So, why doesn’t the company offer the best candidate the job? You might be surprised, but it’s not always the best candidate for the job who gets hired, or that’s how it may seem. The truth is, people looking for new jobs are rarely, if ever, looking for a lateral movement. They are more likely to be looking for ways to advance their career and move up to the next level. Because of this, it could be a time waster considering only candidates whose resumes reflect...

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6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

6 Habits to Make You a More Confident Person

One of the most common job hunting tips given to candidates is to “act confident.” Acting confident is a lot easier when you really, truly feel confident. Practice these 6 habits, and you’ll find your confidence levels soaring. Push yourself outside your comfort zone. When you try new things, you become more trusting of your ability to excel at unfamiliar endeavors. Minimize your negative talk, and speak positively about all situations. Looking on the bright side helps you see yourself more positively, too. Take responsibility when you achieve something, rather than...

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4 Traits That Predict Job Success

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 4 Traits That Predict Job Success

4 Traits That Predict Job Success

Companies try to hire candidates who know will excel on the job. To evaluate your chances of excellence, they tend to assess several key traits. If you’re on the hunt for a new job or looking to move up in your field, focusing on cultivating these four traits will help get you noticed by interviewers: Intelligence: Make sure your resume demonstrates the skills and abilities that your employer is seeking, and that you can speak at length about these skills. This shows mastery of your subject matter. Energy: Employers are looking for employees who are curious, motivated and energetic....

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How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

How a Handshake Can Make or Break Your Interview

Two job candidates can have similar qualifications, both give good interviews, and both make great first impressions, but if one begins and ends the interview with a better handshake, he or she may be more likely to get the job. Your handshake says a lot about you, so follow these handshake tips to ensure yours conveys a positive message. Stand up to shake hands. If you’re still sitting when the interviewer approaches you, stand up! You don’t want to appear that you need help out of a chair or have low energy. Offer a firm grip. A weak, limp handshake may suggest to your employer...

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