Posts in "Job Seekers"

Questions to Ask a Recruiter to Stand Out

During a job interview, you’re not the only one in the hot seat. At the end of the meeting, the recruiter will turn the tables and let you ask the questions. Inquiring about vacation days and work hours won’t make a good impression. Not only do shallow questions send the message you’re more interested in […]

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Career success doesn’t happen by accident.You need a solid plan to work your way up the ladder, so be honest with yourself about what you want and where you currently stand. Many companies require employees to perform a self-assessment on an annual basis — at minimum — which is often viewed as a taxing formality. […]

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How Can You Address Gaps in Your Resume?

Everyone doesn’t have a job history that flows perfectly from one position to the next, and that’s okay. Employment gaps happen for plenty of reasons — e.g., getting fired or laid off, caring for a family member, tending to an illness, traveling the world — so this is something hiring managers come across on a […]

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Finding a great new job on your own is tough. Whether you’re trying to get back into the workforce or balance your search with a full-time job, knowing exactly what to do and finding the time can be a struggle. Luckily, there’s a recruiter out there who can’t wait to work with you. If this […]

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Searching for a new job has always been nerve-wracking, but the information age brings another obstacle — your digital footprint. Before deciding whether to invite you for an interview, hiring managers will conduct an extensive online search to learn more about you. If any disparaging information is found, you’ll probably be eliminated from the running, […]

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How (and What) to Learn from Job Rejection

When you’re passed up for a job you really wanted, it never feels great. It’s even worse when you really thought the interview went well. You’ll likely be tempted to wallow in self-pity, but that’s not the answer. The best way to handle job rejection is to learn from it and move on. If possible, […]

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Choosing the right candidate for the job is hard work, so hiring managers want to learn as much as possible during the job interview. The best interviewers know questions evoking a “yes” or “no” response reveal minimal information, so they reach below the surface with behavioral interview questions. Often beginning with “Tell me about a […]

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Interviewing for a new job is an incredibly nerve-wracking experience. By now, you’ve probably practiced responses to every common interview question imaginable, but that’s not the only thing that matters. By this part of the process, most — if not all — candidates already have the skills needed to do the job. Therefore, the interviewer […]

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Are You the Right Candidate for the Job?

Preparing for a job interview is hard work. Hiring managers are typically faced with an impressive lineup of qualified candidates, so they have to ask tough questions to find the very best fit. It’s up to you to anticipate what you’ll be asked and build a case that sells you as the right person for […]

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Planning Your Professional References

Starting a search for a new job is exciting. Congratulations on your new adventure! By now, you’ve already decided what you’re looking for in your next position, polished your cover letter and resume, and started attending more networking events to boost your contacts. You’re off to a great start, but one thing you probably haven’t […]

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