Posts in "Job Seekers"

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

Be Prepared to Answer in an Interview During any job interview, it’s practically inevitable that you’ll be asked about your last job. The interviewer will want to know why you left, and under what circumstances—usually in order to minimize the risk that you may leave your new job the same way if you’re hired. It’s […]

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In any job, mistakes are inevitable—but some are more avoidable than others. If you want a satisfying, successful career with opportunities for advancement, there are some mistakes you should actively try not to make. Be aware of these five common job mistakes that could hamper your career. DON’T be unavailable At some point you’ll be […]

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There’s nothing like the feeling that you’ve accomplished a lot at the end of the workday. When you’re productive, you get to enjoy lower stress levels and a strong sense of accomplishment—not to mention more time to relax. However, increasing your productivity is easier said than done. Everyone wants to accomplish more in a day, […]

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Use Nonverbal Cues to Ace Your Interview

Most people know that a successful job interview relies on you having great answers to the interview questions an employer asks. If you’re job hunting, you’ve probably taken some time to research potential questions, come up with impressive answers, and even practiced giving them—either by yourself or in a mock interview format. But how much […]

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Tips for Job Searching While Employed

If you’re unhappy in your current job, it’s not easy to keep going. Making the decision to look for a new job while you’re still employed can be difficult and unnerving—and depending on your current employer, you could jeopardize your position. Looking for a new job before you’ve left the old one must be handled […]

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Six Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

Any job interview you attend is going to be filled with questions. Some interviewers will ask you standard questions, some will have random or unusual questions, and others will use a mix of the two. But regardless of what you’re asked, the interviewer is looking for answers to a set of core questions that decide […]

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6 Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

Any job interview you attend is going to be filled with questions. Some interviewers will ask you standard questions, some will have random or unusual questions, and others will use a mix of the two. But regardless of what you’re asked, the interviewer is looking for answers to a set of core questions that decide […]

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Simple Ways to Avoid Looking Unprofessional

There’s a lot of work involved in getting a job. Beyond investing in education and training, leveraging networks, searching through postings, tailoring your resume and cover letter for each application, and all the other hoops to jump through… you think you’d be poised to land something. But in such a competitive market, employers are examining candidates […]

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My friend was happy and nervous when she told me she was moving on to another job: Excited by the idea of a new opportunity, but nervous about acclimating herself to a new environment. She hadn’t really been looking when they contacted her, but the offer came at the right time. Frustrated with her current […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems and Your Resume

Have you been submitting your resume over and over to jobs for which you’re well-qualified, but have yet to hear a peep? It’s possible you’re running up against a technological brick wall in the form of an applicant tracking system (ATS), also sometimes called a talent management system. [two_third_last] ATS is meant to cut down […]

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