Are You Making the Wrong Impression in Your Interview?

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When you are developing your professional chops and working toward getting your foot in the door, you want to seize your opportunity. It’s perfectly natural to be nervous, but it’s essential to keep your cool and show you’re the best possible candidate. Not Knowing Your Stuff No matter what position you may be interviewing for,… Read more »

New Ways to Look for a Job When You’ve Tried Everything

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Exasperated with aimless job searches and few responses from potential employers? Feel like you’ve done everything to get a position that suits your interests and abilities? Don’t despair, because you may be missing some viable options to hunt down your dream job. Time to think outside the box, with the help of some expert advice… Read more »

Want More Money? Negotiate Like a Professional

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Congratulations, you did it! You had a terrific interview, provided solid references, and they think you’re a great fit. However, the salary they shared simply seems too low. Can you afford to ask for more than they’re offering? Sure! It just takes some research and a little confidence. Talking money is intimidating. You know you’re worth more… Read more »

The Glass is Half Full: What to Take Away From a Bad Interview

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Sometimes it happens – you leave the interview feeling foolish, frustrated, defeated. You just blew your interview. Beating yourself up about a misstep or a poor performance won’t help you succeed in the future. As disheartening as it may be sometimes, keep your focused on your future and center yourself. Here is some advice for job seekers… Read more »

It’s Okay if You’re Not The Right Fit for This Company

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There’s a big emphasis on “fit” and the importance of being in sync with everyone in the office. But, maybe there are more important aspects to the job than how well you fit into it. You don’t want to dread getting to your job every day, but if you don’t quite feel at home, who’s… Read more »

What Failure Teaches Us

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Most people take failure personally. They don’t want people to know they have failed because they think it makes them look less successful. In reality, failure is an important part of your personal and professional growth. Failure teaches us things that we wouldn’t be able to learn any other way. What Not to Do Failure… Read more »

These Common LinkedIn Mistakes Scream “Unprofessional”

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When you are searching for a new position, your LinkedIn profile speaks volumes to potential employers. You need to make sure that when you craft your profile it makes a good first impression. Avoid these mistakes that will make your profile scream “Unprofessional” to everyone who sees it. Turning Your Headline into a Sales Pitch… Read more »

When a “Thank You” Note Can Hurt You

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When you are looking for a new position, you need to find ways to set yourself apart from other candidates. One way to do this is to send a “Thank You” note to a hiring manager after a job interview. If you choose to send a note to a potential employer, however, you need to… Read more »

How to Be Memorable to a Recruiter

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Many businesses use recruiting agencies in order to fill open permanent and temporary positions. This often means that in order to get the job you want, you need to learn how to work with a recruiter. Follow these tips to become memorable to a recruiter in order to land your dream job. Include Your Contact… Read more »

Common Mistakes First-Time Job Seekers Make

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If you are a first time job seeker, the entire job search process may seem intimidating to you. How do you find the right positions to apply for? How do you write a resume that stands out? What do you do during an interview? And in your haste to secure employment, you may end up… Read more »