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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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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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Rejoining the Workforce After a Break – by Kimberly Palmer

Heading back into the working world after a break can make even the most self-assured person feel like the new kid on the first day of school. What should you wear? How will you explain where you’ve been? Will you … Continue reading

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For the Sake of the Company

Oftentimes, when I hear a Candidate’s offer of ‘sacrifice’ for the sake of my Company, I feel like getting sick to my stomach. My immediate reaction is: I don’t believe it; and that is the good option. If I were … Continue reading

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The Person at the Door

An interviewer at a Staffing Agency or Employer is a gate-keeper.  That person (or team, but normally one of the interviewers opinion tends to prevail) can change your life. Most interviewers are professionals and do a good job. A minority… … Continue reading

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Victimhood

Believe it or not, some people come to a job interview as victims. Victims of previous bosses, of the last crisis, of luck, of ‘unfair’ promotion practices that left them behind, of colleagues that had no ‘team spirit’, etc. etc. … Continue reading

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Measuring Emotional Intelligence

Measuring the Emotional Quotient (EQ) of potential employees is gaining in popularity, alongside personality assessments. EQ is the social equivalent of IQ, or Intelligence Quotient. Unlike one’s grade reports and personality attributes, asking about EQ has not become commonplace in … 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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