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    3 Common Misconceptions Hurting Your Job Search

    3 Common Misconceptions Hurting Your Job Search
    1. “I deserve a job because I worked hard to get my degree." Many college grads on the job hunt believe that they are essentially entitled to employment because they worked long and hard for their degree. It is indeed true that dedication and hard work go a long way – but that tenacity guarantees a graduation date, not a job. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt

    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt
    When I teach or present workshops about networking, interviewing, and other aspects of the job search, I can almost always count on at least one person approaching me privately at the end saying, "But I'm shy and these things make me uncomfortable. Isn't there something else I could do to find a job?" Whether you label it social anxiety, introversion, shyness, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone interview, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You’re nervous. You’re usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It’s no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren’t going to land you that job. So ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Entry-Level Job Advice: How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story

    Entry-Level Job Advice:  How Not to be a Jobseeker Horror Story
    Last time, I talked about how to ace your entry-level phone interview. However, it’s important to be sure you’re getting noticed for the right reasons — the way you interact with people is a great demonstration of your judgment and social wherewithal, and how you might fit in with a company. The first impression might be the only impression you get ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Avoid These Deal Breakers at Your Entry-Level Interview

    
Getting an interview is a really big deal. It means that you have achieved a level of confidence with your resume and cover letter and have made it to the next steps of the hiring equation. This is something that you should be proud of; this is also something you should take very, very seriously. The interview presents a lot ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview

    How to Make a Good First Impression for Your Entry-Level Interview
    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. That’s great advice. But, the truth is: during a job interview or networking opportunity we do often judge a book by its cover. So, while it is important to say all of the right things during your job interview and networking opportunities; your actions and body language often speak much louder. Rather than bemoaning ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours
    Being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. It could be that a friend happens to know that the company they work for is hiring and is willing to put in a good word for you. Sometimes, it is even the long shot opportunity you signed up for months ago, thinking it was worth the try. ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview

    Tips and Tricks for Mastering Your Phone Interview
    Since you’ll almost always have to go through an entry-level job phone interview in order to get in front of actual people in a company, it’s important to nail it. Here are some tips for prepping and carrying out the interview: 1. Use your invisibility! Speaking on the phone carries the huge advantage of the interviewer not being able to see ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!

    Matchmaking 101: Hooking Yourself Up With a Job!
    Here’s the hard-to-swallow truth about searching for a job: you are your own matchmaker. It’s so easy to blame others for an unsuccessful job-hunt, but it isn’t very helpful. Here are some of my favorite excuses: • My career center doesn’t bring ANYONE to campus to recruit! • Employers aren’t hiring in this economy! • I wish I could search for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?

    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?
    How to Diagnose Where You Might Be Going Wrong Your resume has earned you interviews with several employers over the past year. That's impressive, especially in this economy. But none of those interviews has yielded a job offer. You've done the standard interview preparation. You've shown up on time and dressed in appropriate interview attire. But somewhere between the paper credentials ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Entry-Level Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing inappropriately can ruin your chances for a job. But what about the more subtle ways that could make you unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t even know you’re making. NEXT | ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question

    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How You Dress Depends on What Type of Job You Want

    How You Dress Depends on What Type of Job You Want
    Dec. 3--Debbie Jacobson, 56, remembers the '70s when she and other IBM marketing representatives wore black or blue three-piece suits every day. The dress code relaxed somewhat during the 18 years she worked there, but the Germantown mother of three grown children, who is again seeking full-time employment, isn't sure exactly what the business world expects now. [widget:resumeinterview_advice] What should she ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired

    The 4 Communication Tools You Need to Get Hired
    Ah, unwritten rules. With the constant influx of new ways to get in touch with people, we’ve developed all sorts of fine lines as far as what form of contact to use, depending on the level of formality for each particular situation (no Jersey Shore pun intended). When job seeking, it’s especially important to use the right form of contact to ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    5 Foods to Avoid Before Your Interview

    Congratulations, you landed an interview! In a lot of ways, interviews are like first dates. The goal of your interview, like the goal of your date, is to make the other person feel comfortable around you and excited to spend more time together. Obviously, it’s important that you don’t stink. March is National Nutrition Month so it’s a good time ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About

    HR Secrets You Don’t Know About
    Human Resources. A real department of mysteries. Are they your advocate? How do they really decide if you're right for the job? And why can't you ever get a straight answer out of them? A lot goes on behind the closed cubicles of HR. Curious? Take a peek at a few insider secrets about how HR really functions to better understand ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers

    3 Key Traits of Successful Entry-Level Job Seekers
    The current job market is challenging for everyone. Job hunters are finding themselves in a long, grueling job hunt - even people with years of experience and impressive degrees. Yet, many job hunters are finding success. There is no single formula for job search success. However, Daniel Johnson, Jr., host of How I Got My Job, has noticed that successful job ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview

    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview
    Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. Follow these 10 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7