Why Are You the Best Candidate for the Job?

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A hiring manager has a tough job—but so do you, as a job candidate. The hiring manager must fill an open position with a person who is qualified, will do a great job and won’t exit the company after a few months. And you must convince the hiring manager that this person is you—while a… Read more »

How to Tailor Your Resume for a Specific Opportunity

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So, you’ve found a job you’re excited about! That’s wonderful. The next step is to prepare your resume to help you get the attention of the hiring manager. By shaping your resume for this particular job, you can highlight all your skills and experience that specifically apply—simplifying review for the person reading your resume. By… Read more »

Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

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There’s no time to be anything but professional at your interview. You’ve spent countless hours networking, job searching and preparing—so you owe it to yourself to be on your toes and ready to roll come interview time. Still, some may unconsciously make mistakes that will kill their best intentions when meeting with a hiring manager…. Read more »

Preparing for Your First Interview with a Recruiter? What to Expect.

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Do you know how to help your recruiter help you? After all, she will be representing you to a client. The more your recruiter knows about you, the better the employment match she’ll be able to make. So when you meet, you need to be prepared with specific information and answers to common interview questions…. Read more »

The Benefits of Working with a Recruiter

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If you’re in search of a new job, one of your best options is to work with a recruiter. Why? Trying to find a job on your own can be time-consuming and stressful. A recruiter will work with you as a job coach, as well as a reliable source for great job leads. This can… Read more »

Fired? How to Discuss It During an Interview

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If you were let go from a past position, it’s bound to come up during a job interview. That’s OK — it’s not a shot against you and your work ethic, it’s simply part of the screening process. So when you’re asked this question, don’t go into a panic. Remain cool, calm and collected by… Read more »

Benefits of Temporary Employment

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Career growth, valuable experience and possible job options — these are all benefits of a temporary position. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that temporary jobs make up about 20 percent of all new jobs. So if you’re considering temporary employment for your next position, you’re not alone. Many of your colleagues… Read more »

Don’t Lose Motivation in Your Job Search

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As you hunt for a new job, your level of motivation makes a big difference! It will help you stay focused on the task at hand—searching through job openings to find the right match for you. Your motivation will keep you on your toes and prevent you from settling for something you don’t really want,… Read more »

Is it Okay to Quit Without Giving Notice?

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In short, no. You want to establish yourself as a responsible, professional employee, so leaving your job with little-or-no notice can be a strike against your good reputation. Surely you don’t want to damage a professional reputation you’ve worked hard to establish — taking a little extra time to notify your boss before you move… Read more »

Didn’t Get the Job? How to Learn from the Experience

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Getting passed over for a job can be disappointing, to say the least. You’ve gone to a lot of effort to perfect your resume and cover letter, prepare for and deliver a killer interview, follow up with the hiring manager … but sometimes you just don’t get the job. And that’s OK. What’s important is… Read more »