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By Robert Half International
There are certain résumé words and phrases that have become so ubiquitous they do little more than induce yawns and eye rolls from hiring managers. Employers are so accustomed to hearing from "team players" and "problem solvers," for example, that those descriptions are now essentially meaningless. To distinguish yourself from your competitors, you'll need to cut the clichés – or at least expand upon them with concrete details that back up your claims.
By: Dr. Robyn Odegaard, June 25 2014
It can get tough when you’re searching for the perfect job to fit your specific career goals.
For everyone who doesn’t understand the picture I chose, that is Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: Next Generation; only not as his normal self… that is the Captain as one of the Borg. The Borg was a race of advanced cybernetic humanoids (robot people) that captured the Captain and made him into one of them; one of the collective.
By Alex Freund
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February 4 2014
What’s the difference between a networking event that inspires and connects versus one that fails?
Networking events are infamously awkward because they can’t seem to consistently generate trusting relationships.
There are exceptions, but often people approach them from the mindset of “How can you help me?”, “Can you get me a job?”, “Want to buy this?”.
The following scene gets enacted in numerous workplaces every day.
Joe enters the cafeteria, and Sally, a senior executive, is standing right in front of him. Sally makes eye contact, smiles and asks Joe how he is doing. At this point, Joe might respond in one of three ways:
How often have you wondered why employers don’t respond to job applications? You read through the job posting. Twice. Your skills and work experience are a perfect match for the responsibilities of the position you’re applying for. You take the time to carefully craft job applications that rivals any Academy Award–winning speeches. You follow the submission process down to the last detail. You hit send and you wait.
Most often, volunteer work appears toward the end of a resume, after work history.
Human Workplace, August 24, 2014
It's a job-interview standard.
The interviewer nearly always asks you "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
We've been hearing this lame question since I was a rugrat watching The Beverly Hillbillies, or longer.
Why do I think "Where do you see yourself in five years?" is a lame interview question? Here are my reasons:
Who knows where they're going to be in five years?
The interview process is like a dance. There is a certain choreography that helps both sides understand if it is worth moving to the next stage. Talking about money too early disrupts the choreography and gives the other side a reason to say no. So it is important to pick the right moment to discuss salary. But when exactly is that moment? Here are three times when it is to your advantage:
By: Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder on April 1, 2013
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We all know the basic interview tips - dress professionally, have a strong handshake, find commonality with your interviewer, yadda, yadda, yadda.
September 01, 2014
I’ve conducted many dozens of job interviews in the past several years. I’ve hired some great folks as a result of these interviews, but my experience rejecting candidates is also pretty extensive. I’ve gained some decent insight into why candidates fail, and it often comes down to some interviewing skills for which all good interviewers expect, regardless if they know it or not.
In today’s society, your resume is the most important document you have to get yourself an interview.
Introverts possess many strengths, many of which are even admired by employers.
By Hannah Morgan April 24, 2013
You may feel pressured to be more outgoing and extroverted, especially during your job search. Don't despair: Introverts possess many strengths, many of which are even admired by employers.
By: Jacquelyn Smith
You finally landed that coveted job interview. Maybe you aced it; perhaps you flopped. Either way, you send a thank you note and check your inbox compulsively for a week, waiting not-so-patiently for some sort of response. But you hear nothing.
This happens far too often.
According to a 2013 CareerBuilder study among 3,991 employees, 60% said they’ve experienced this as a job candidate.
Why is this so common?
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