Job Seeker

Not Copy and Pasting Yourself into an Interview

InterviewpicAdmit it- how many times were you or a friend stressing about an upcoming interview and the pep-talk given went along the lines of, “Just be yourself and smile!” Well, as cheesy as it sounds, it’s true.

 

So long are the days of systematic and repetitive interview answers. Interviews have evolved into a quick network marketing opportunity, and a key factor is ...

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Avoid Employment Gaps: Temp Job Solutions

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Hate settling for “just any job”?

 

Employee happiness is important to the success of the business as a whole, so settling for “just any job” might not result in workplace satisfaction.

 

So what does one do when waiting for the “right” position to come along?
Is there a way where you can build your current skill sets, brush up on others, as well as ...

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Makeover Your Job Search in One Week

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Maybe you’ll leapfrog into a position that adds another figure to your salary and maybe not, but by overhauling your professional image in the following ways, you’ll surely position yourself for greater things.

Get word-savvy.  What are the buzzwords in your industry?  Pepper your social media profiles and resume with them and recruiters will be more likely to find ...

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How to Know What Your Boss Thinks of You

 

 

For an idea of how your boss might rate your performance, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you collapse under pressure or remain calm?
  • Are you a clock watcher or do you put in the necessary amount of time to do a job well?
  • How much interest do you show in learning and taking on new responsibilities?
  • What do you do to make ...
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4 Tips for Remembering Names

    Say it. As soon as you meet someone, say their name to encourage it to stick in your mind.  Try saying their name three times over the course of your conversation.  People like hearing their name and will like you more if they know you know their name–and you’ll like imprinting  their name in your mind so that you can easily call it up when ...

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    7 Tips For Using Twitter for Your Job Search

    1. If you’re just starting an account, the profile name should be your name or something professional
    2. Link your profile to your LinkedIn profile or other websites you have (you can start your own website to post your resume on for free at sites like wex.com)
    3. Follow people in your field, those you admire, corporate and third party recruiters, hiring managers, and companies that might be interested in you and your work.
    4. Retweet or favorite posts.  This complements those who tweeted and is a ...
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    Questions That Will Make You Look Smart at a Job Interview

    “Let’s say you hire me for this position. It’s a year from now and I’ve done better in this role than anyone you’ve seen.  What have I done?”

    “What are the unwritten rules of this office (is it part of workplace culture that everyone goes to Happy Hour together, is it a given that people eat lunch at their desk, do people bring their children to work, etc.)?”

    “Will I ...

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    10 Cardinal Sins of Cover Letter Writing

    1. Applying for a job when you don’t meet the job requirements. If a job is a good fit, you’ll be able to easily articulate how you’re qualified in the cover letter.
    2. “Dear Hiring Manager….” Yes, there are times when—even after serious sleuthing —you’re unable to locate the name of the person making the hiring decision.  Search  LinkedIn, Google and Facebook…do everything in your power to find out the name of a real person (make sure to spell it and get ...
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