Entries for 2017

Tough Interview Question - How would you describe your ideal job?

How would you describe your ideal job?Similar interview questions:If you didn't have to work, what kind of work would you do?What would you do if you won the lottery?What part of your work do you enjoy the most?Why the interviewer is asking this ques...

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HEAD HUNTERS AREN'T SO SCARY or HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND TRUST THE RECRUITER

Most people don’t know what a recruiter does or why they do it, often to the confusion and dismay of everyone involved. I’ll detail exactly how recruiters operate so they’re not scary anymore and then I’ll give you some tips on how to find and work w...

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4 Reasons Your Job Search Is Dragging On and On

You don’t want to admit it. You don’t want to even think about it. But the reality for some (maybe you) is this:You’ve been looking for a job for so long that you don’t even remember what it feels like to not be looking for a job. Sure, maybe you’re ...

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Be Prepared for the Phone Interview!

You landed a phone screen! What do you do? Is it as important as a face-to-face interview? Actually, it may be more important than the face-to-face interview. Specifically because some employers use the phone screen as a way to eliminate candidates w...

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How to Land YOUR Next Job - 4 Levels of Interviewer Expectations

Imagine that you are about to interview for a job. You want to do well and land the position. You are about to enter the interview room. Now, ask yourself these questions:What is your mindset about the interview?How do you intend to behave?What point...

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6 Clever Ways to Improve Your Job Search Tactics

Since the job marketer continues to get tougher, job seekers need to evolve. Unless you really focus your energies in the right direction, you can never expect to achieve success with your career. You need to be smarter than ever, smart enough to bea...

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Employers need to hire faster and smarter in 2017

Posted in: Industry News

It is often said that the costliest hire is employing the wrong candidate, but what about the one that got away? No, we’re not talking about the employee who quit or even the one who may have been laid off. We’re referring to the candidate who got ti...

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5 Ways to Ace the Spring Job Fair

The final round of on-campus recruiting has begun with spring career fairs. As the economy strengthens, more employers are heading to campus to uncover interns and entry-level talent for their companies. As a college student, how you handle the on-ca...

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How to Address an Incomplete Degree on a Resume

Q: I attended college for 3 years but never finished my degree. Should I still include this on my resume?A: While it depends on the situation, the answer is most likely yes. There are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding how to word the educ...

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10 Workplace Trends You'll See In 2017

Posted in: Industry News

Every year I give my top 10 workplace trend predictions for the upcoming year. You can read my predictions from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 if you missed them. These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with human resource executives and worke...

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