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    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter

    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter
    Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and…you remember what you DID NOT say and you realize you missed an opportunity to REINFORCE your candidacy. Well, this is why you write a strategic Thank You letter, which will position you back in the “game.” Of course, it all ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Last-Minute Interview Preparation

    Last-Minute Interview Preparation
    Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little interview preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you'll walk into the interview confident you'll be successful. Do Interview Research To prepare for an interview, find out as much as you ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Entry-Level Jobs: Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates

    Entry-Level Jobs:  Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates
    As someone looking for the first job out of college, it is important to remember that there's a lot more to entry-level job satisfaction than simply collecting a paycheck. A workplace's physical and psychological environments are also essential for a happy employment situation. This is even more true for potential targets of discrimination: women, gays/lesbians, older workers, workers with disabilities, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs

     Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write an entry-level resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I've seen many versions ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job

    Network, Hollywood-Style to Get Your First Entry-Level Job
    Whether you're trying to land entry-level jobs your first internship, or make new business contacts, networking can be one of your most fruitful strategies. And if there's one industry in which people know the value of networking, it's entertainment. Although the entertainment industry has something others may not -- like countless events offering opportunities for aspiring stars to schmooze with power ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers

    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers
    The good news for recent college grads is that the job market is finally improving. Many companies are now hiring again. In fact, 28% of U.S. employers plan to hire fulltime, permanent workers during the next 3 months. The bad news? Before you get the job, you have to survive the interview process. Job interviews are never easy. But they’re especially ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview

    5 Ways to Use Networking in an Interview
    Much has been said about using your network to research companies and find out about available positions. But what about employing your connections to ace the interview? Most people don't see the connection. Networking, so the conventional wisdom goes, can help you get an interview, but its benefit stops there. This narrow view of networking could be holding you back. Your ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your resumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer

    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer
    I recently spoke to client who was very frustrated by her last interview. She had done everything she could on her part - researched the company, learned about its business challenges and prepared career success stories to support her strengths. However, her interview did not go smoothly because the person she met was not properly prepared and subjected her to a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers
    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck largely ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume also offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document, because it makes good use of white space, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work

    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work
    One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they've created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview

    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview
    Over the past few months in my job search, several wise hiring-firm insiders have told me that if you are brought in for an on-site interview, it means you are considered to have the skills needed to meet entry-level job requirements. So the interview is mostly about your fit with the company’s culture. That said, almost everyone has once held less-than-glamorous ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    3 Reasons Your Resume is Keeping the Phone from Ringing

    3 Reasons Your Resume is Keeping the Phone from Ringing
    If you know someone who’s looking for a job—and I’m sure you do—then you may have heard them complain about having sent their resume off to hundreds of employers, only to receive absolutely no responses or acknowledgments. I’ve heard this complaint countless times from friends and colleagues. Part of the reason this happens so often is because companies really have become ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?

    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?
    If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you may be feeling a little desperate. But letting that show during your job search can be the kiss of death. So what exactly distinguishes desperate job search behavior from proactive behavior -- and how can you avoid the former? [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] “When candidates are feeling desperate, negative or cynical, the employer can smell it ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Do You Have Any Questions? Entry-Level Interview Advice

    Do You Have Any Questions?  Entry-Level Interview Advice
    Congratulations, your entry-level resume has scored you a job interview. Don't mess this up by coming unprepared with questions. Surprisingly, when an employer asks a potential candidate if they have any questions the most common answer to this question is no. Not only is this the wrong answer, but it's also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3