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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 almost 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    How to Impress Your Interviewer

    How to Impress Your Interviewer
    If you’re job searching you know it’s tough out there—currently there are 4.6 unemployed Americans for every available job. That means you’re bound to have a lot of competition. Even interviews are hard to come by. With odds like that, you need to make an impression. It’s work, but it can be worth it if it gets you the job. Think ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview

    A Follow-Up Phone Call Wins the Entry-Level Interview
    You've sent your entry-level resume to three (or 16 or 110) prospective employers, so you've done your part. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the phone to ring. But why is nothing happening? [widget:list_of_quizzes] We've got news for you: Your phone will never ring. The fact you sent your resume in response to job postings ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    5 Tips to Get Great References

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +7
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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 almost 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +6
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    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview

    First Impression Guide: How to Master the Opening Moments of the Entry-Level Interview
    According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the "Three Vs": visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +8
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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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +11
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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 about 5 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 4 years ago | Rated: +7