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Long Term Unemployment and Resume Gaps

The good news for job seekers is that the unemployment rate – at least as published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, is gradually trending down. According to the January 2012 Employment Situation Report, the official … Continue reading

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How Can I Turn an Interview into a Job Offer?

In today’s tight employment market, it’s easy to get so focused on securing the next job that you lose sight of the big picture. But an employee/employer relationship is a two-way street. The employer does not want to have to … Continue reading

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Yes, There is Such a Thing as Over-Preparing for Interviews

Most of the information you’ll read on the web about improving your interview skills tells you about how to prepare for an interview – but there is such a thing as over preparation. That can do you damage as well. … Continue reading

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How to Impress Your Future Boss during a Video Interview

There are times when the boss cannot meet you personally. However, he or she can find some time to see you through a video interview. Because there is technology involved, the requirements are different compared to in-person interviews. Just in … Continue reading

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The One Question Job Seekers Struggle To Answer

Today’s post comes from Tim’s Strategy, written by Tim Tyrell-Smith, blog’s founder, Career and Life coach and Consumer Marketing Executive. It baffles me. How such a simple question throws off so many. And then it doesn’t baffle me. Because I’ve … Continue reading

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The How’s During a Phone Interview

A lot of companies these days use phone interviews. With just a simple phone call, they can save time by eliminating the not-so good candidates. For the applicants, though, this is going to be a make-or-break step. To breeze through … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Grueling Panel Interview

Of all the phases of the hiring process, the scariest would definitely be the panel interview. For one, it seldom happens. Thus, not a lot of people can really teach you what to do or say. Moreover, a panel interview … Continue reading

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Job Interview Etiquette: Mind Your Ps and Qs

Here’s another good article that comes from The Undercover Recruiter written by Jimmy Sweeney, the president of CareerJimmy and author of the “Secret Career Document” job landing system. Manners are not only important at the dinner table (use your napkin, … Continue reading

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Old School Job Search Tips You Ought To Use

Another great guest post comes from The Undercover Recruiter, written by Kevin Donlin, Career Coach and Columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Some of the best employment advice you can get is as true today as it was back in … Continue reading

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5 Hot Interview Preparation Tips

Going for an interview is stressful as it is, don’t make it any harder on yourself by not preparing properly. The preparation is not just about coming up with clever answers to potential questions, but also to make sure you … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Informal Interviews

With today’s intense competition for esteemed corporate positions, it is no wonder why many companies opt for more creative methods of hiring potential employees. Other than the classic formal interview, companies conduct informal interviews to job applicants. But why do … Continue reading

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9 Steps to Ace the Job Interview

The clothes are not enough and so is your educational background. When you are in an interview, it is very important that you show the right package. You need to look, sound, and be a professional. Here are tips to … Continue reading

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Interview Panic!

The more you need that job, the more likely that interview panic (worst, interview freeze) may pop up right at the time you need to appear confident, energetic and able to communicate effectively. How do you fight it? First, remember … Continue reading

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Things you should NEVER say during your interview

…during your interviews as a Candidate you should never say: I want this job because you pay more. I want this job because of the location. I want this job because my friend/s work(s) here. I want this job because … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Action: The Video Interview is Here

Cisco has announced that its managers will now conduct job interviews via video. And whatever Cisco does other technology firms are sure to follow. Video interviewing is increasing in popularity among recruiters due to the opportunity to lower costs and … Continue reading

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