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  • When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    When Looking for a Job, Put Your Dating Cap On

    Everyone is pretty familiar with the rules of dating. They go something like this: 1. Play up your positive features: nice car, great figure, fun job, likes to travel 2. Downplay your shortcomings: scary without makeup, regularly wears SPANX, embarrassing amount of credit card debt, has a tendency to stalk exes

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  • Interviewing Strategies for Women

    Interviewing Strategies for Women

    Women make up approximately 47 percent of the labor market; a great economic contribution to the workforce. Currently about 8.1 percent remain unemployed. While this is below the national average, women of all ages and job titles have been deeply...

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  • What Not to Wear For a Job Interview

    What Not to Wear For a Job Interview

    As much as we may not like it, it is hard to change a first impression. This philosophy can apply to many situations, especially during your first interview with a prospective employer. Weve all had them wardrobe malfunctions...

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  • Top Interviewing Tips for Veterans

    Top Interviewing Tips for Veterans

    Transitioning from a military to a civilian career can be challenging for veterans, and like other job seekers, many are concerned about proper interviewing techniques. Like military training, interview preparation is essential. It not only demonstrates your skills...

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  • Things Interviewers Won't Tell You, but You Need to Know

    Things Interviewers Won't Tell You, but You Need to Know

    For many, interviewing can be one of the most stressful parts of the job search process. What to wear, what questions to ask and what is the appropriate follow-up post-interview are areas that may cross your mind. But there is also something else you should consider...

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  • The Interview's Three Big Questions

    The Interview's Three Big Questions

    When you interview for a job, it's natural to wonder about the impression you make on the interviewer. You want to dress right, show respect and prove you're qualified for the position.You can't prepare a canned answer for every potential interview question - there are just too many possibilities...

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  • How To Explain Your Weaknesses

    How To Explain Your Weaknesses

    At some point during your job search, probably during the interview, you will likely be asked about your weaknesses. Employers normally ask this to see how you approach a difficult question,whether or not you recognize your weaknesses, what you're doing about them...

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  • Make A Great First Impression and Land the Interview

    Make A Great First Impression and Land the Interview

    While many career experts will harp on resume content all day long, I believe there is one element of your resume that is more critical than the content. Don't get me wrong-you need strong, compelling content to reel the hiring manager in and land the interview, but creating a memorable first impression is even more important.

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  • How Well Do You Know the Interview Process? Interview Basics

    How Well Do You Know the Interview Process? Interview Basics

    Last week we wrote a lot about how and why to write a compelling cover letter. This week we're going to focus on the interview process. After all, writing a great resume and cover letter only gets you partly through the hiring process. Understanding how companies are currently interviewing can help you succeed at that stage of the game as well.

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  • Informational Interviewing for New Grads

    Informational Interviewing for New Grads

    Many job seekers find the networking part of a job search the most intimidating aspect. Never is this truer than for recent college grads, who often get to know new contacts by becoming their Facebook friends.

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  • Interviewing Tips for Bilingual Professionals

    Interviewing Tips for Bilingual Professionals

    If you're a bilingual job seeker, in some cases you may have a competitive advantage over other job seekers. Not only are job opportunities more plentiful for bilingual professionals, but workers can command a higher salary, often 5-20 percent more than...

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  • Interviewing Strategies for College Grads and Other Entry Level Workers

    Interviewing Strategies for College Grads and Other Entry Level Workers

    First-time job interviews can be daunting. You have limited experience. You will be tackling some tough questions. And you need to understand the basic protocol of interviewing itself. While this...

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  • Questions to Ask When Negotiating Your Salary

    Questions to Ask When Negotiating Your Salary

    Salary negotiations are one of the most intimidating parts of the job search process. Even those that are confident through every phase of interviewing can sometimes be stumped about how to approach salary discussions. How you approach salary negotiations...

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  • Interviewing Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Interviewing Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Sometime during a job search, many people ask me whether they should consider a change of career. Before I answer, I always ask, "Why are you considering a change?"...

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  • Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    Women in the Workforce: Strategies to Finding a Job

    The female presence in the workforce, whether in accounting, the sciences, human resources, developing corporate communications, or assuming executive positions, is increasing in just about every industry. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor...

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  • Staying Positive Throughout Your Job Search

    Staying Positive Throughout Your Job Search

    Keeping an upbeat attitude throughout your job search may seem effortless at first, but if weeks pass without any viable leads, its easy to get discouraged. Stopping your job search completely or accepting any job that comes along out of desperation is tempting...

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  • Interviewing Strategies for Older Workers

    Interviewing Strategies for Older Workers

    If you are an older worker looking for a job, you face many challenges similar to your younger counterparts but also challenges that are distinct to your age group. Seniors are often an overlooked demographic. However, this age group is staying in the work force...

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  • Job Hunt Strategies for Seniors

    Job Hunt Strategies for Seniors

    Like many Americans, the older workforce has been impacted by the implications of the economic downturn. For seniors in or returning to the labor market, the job search process can seem overwhelming and time consuming. Whether looking for a full-time career...

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  • Job Hunt Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    Job Hunt Strategies for Americans with Disabilities

    For the millions of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, like any job seeker, there are strategies you can employ to be most effective in your job search. The Recruiting Experts at America’s Job Exchange, specialists in diversity hiring offer some vital tips...

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  • Professional Networking - A Job Search Must

    Professional Networking - A Job Search Must

    Networking has always been one of the most effective ways of securing a job. Today, professional networking is more critical than ever. With an over-saturated job seeker market, standing out means you need to get out of your house - or cube - and connect...

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  • Are You Overqualified for the Job?

    Are You Overqualified for the Job?

    Have you ever stopped to consider your job qualifications? While some job seekers worry that they are not qualified enough for the position of their dreams, others run the risk of being seen as overqualified...

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  • How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    How to Write a Job Acceptance Letter

    Whether by standard mail or email, if you have accepted a job offer it is always a good idea to send a job acceptance letter. This communique is a way to outline the details of the job, an opportunity to thank those with whom you've met, as well as confirm the start...

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  • Questions to Ask Employers during an Interview

    Questions to Ask Employers during an Interview

    When on a job interview, the question and answer session is the best way for recruiters to determine if you are the best candidate for the job. It is also an opportunity for you to interview prospective employers. By asking them and yourself questions so you can...

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  • Summer Job Search Strategies

    Summer Job Search Strategies

    Summer is almost here. You're hot. You're tired. You want to go to the beach. The winter of your job-search discontent may have past, but with the warm weather it doesn't mean you should put your job search plan on hold. While it may be hard to focus on looking for...

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  • When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    It may sound counter-intuitive in a down job market, but there are instances when it is best to turn down a job offer. This can be a result of many factors, including the job not being a good fit, the responsibilities are not ideal to your career goals and more...

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  • Free Webinar On Professional Portfolio Building

    Free Webinar On Professional Portfolio Building

    Recent screening tests from Automatic Data Processing - a human resources company - found that 54% of job applicants submitted false information on their resumes. In order to verify that this information is correct, many applicants submit professional...

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  • Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Preparing for Your Performance Review

    Stress, anticipation, trepidation, and anxiety: these are all emotions a person feels before an interview. But they are also common during another big event in a persons career the performance review. Many workers get only one or two chances a year to put...

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  • The Accessible Workplace: How to Discuss Your Disability in an Interview

    The Accessible Workplace: How to Discuss Your Disability in an Interview

    Interview preparation is a necessary and sometimes difficult task for many job applicants. Whether you are participating in your first or twenty-fist interview, preparation is a core essential of the...

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  • The Value of an Internship versus a Job

    The Value of an Internship versus a Job

    When you’re faced with the decision of taking a paying job over an unpaid internship in your field, it is worth considering whether the short–term paycheck will be more important than the long–term investment that interning can provide. While some...

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