Posts in "Job Seekers"

No one loves the act of spring cleaning, but everyone enjoys the results. Spring is the time to pull back the curtains, open the windows, and blow the dust off everything—including your resume. Whether you’re currently on the job search path, entering the job market for the first time, considering a career change, or content […]

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As anyone who’s ever looked for a job knows, it’s not always an easy process. Some candidates make the whole thing harder by sabotaging themselves—often without realizing it. Are you one of them? Here are six ways you might be undermining your job search efforts, and how you can turn things around to get from […]

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Can a Career Mentor Help You Get Ahead?

The notion of a career mentor is nothing new. Mentors have been around since before the concept of jobs was defined—from medieval apprentices to today’s gurus and guidance providers. But are career mentors an antiquated idea that belongs back in the Dark Ages, or does modern society need mentors more than ever? Many people don’t […]

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Today’s job seekers are facing several challenges—not the least of which is an avalanche of competition. In order to land a great job, you need to find ways to stand out from the crowd and immediately impress employers. Unfortunately, the right skills on a well-written resume are no longer enough. Here are five ways you […]

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During a job interview, the dreaded weakness question will invariably come up. It may be phrased directly, with the employer asking you to describe your biggest weakness. You may hear an alternate phrasing: What would your boss say is your biggest weakness? What is the biggest mistake you’ve made on a job? Describe a project […]

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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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