Explaining Your Work History

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It’s nearly impossible to know how you’ll fare in a role if hired, so interviewers try to learn as much as they can about your past performance. Typically viewed as the best indicator of future behavior, digging into your work history helps hiring managers gauge your skills and cultural fit for the job. Prior to… Read more »

Five Questions to Ask an Interviewer

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 More than just a way for the hiring manager to gauge your fit for the job, an interview is your chance to decide if the position is right for you. Prior to the meeting, spend time preparing responses to common interview questions; however, don’t forget to make a list of your own. As a talented… Read more »

Overqualified? How to Prepare to Discuss During an Interview

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A job search is rarely without obstacles, so if you’re pursuing opportunities you’re overqualified for, be prepared to explain yourself. In theory, it seems like it would be easier to land a job you’re more than equipped to handle, but this makes many employers suspicious. No one wants to hire a candidate who seems amazing,… Read more »

How to Stand out as a Job Seeker

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Finding a job you’re truly excited about that perfectly fits your career path is hard work, but that’s nothing compared to the challenge of actually getting hired. On average, each corporate job opening receives 250 resumes, according to a 2013 survey conducted by ERE Media. Obviously, only one person can fill each position, so if… Read more »

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile That Stands Out

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Chances are, you’re one of the more than 467 million people with a LinkedIn account. Since it’s official launch in 2003, the social networking site has become a leading platform for professionals to network with others in more than 200 countries and territories. Of course, if your profile is only partially complete and your presence… Read more »

Tips to Help You Work Effectively With a Recruiter

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Partnering with a recruiter is an excellent way to make your job search a success, but that doesn’t mean you can sit back and wait for an outstanding opportunity to present itself. If you want to make your search a success, you need to roll up your sleeves and work right alongside your recruiter. Having… Read more »

Experienced Job Seeker? Be Sure to Avoid These Common Mistakes

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The job search process used to intimidate you, but many years and multiple jobs later, you’re cool as a cucumber. Knowing the ropes of the search process is certainly reassuring, but that doesn’t mean you’re immune to mistakes. In fact, when you lower your guard too much, you become vulnerable to common errors that will… Read more »

Managing Your LinkedIn Profile

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LinkedIn is an invaluable networking resource, so if it’s been awhile since your last login, it’s time to give this platform the attention it deserves. Serving as a method to connect with more than 433 million people in over 200 countries and territories, the site can be an incredible way to make connections with people… Read more »

How to Connect With an Interviewer

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As an experienced candidate, you know the importance of being prepared for an interview, so you have your best suit ready, you’ve practiced responses to common questions, and you’ve already taken a trip to scope out the parking situation near the office. Now that you have all the technical aspects under control, it’s time to… Read more »

Do You Undervalue Cover Letters?

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For decades, the cover letter has been a staple of the candidate selection process, and despite many common misconceptions, it absolutely has not gone out of style. This key document is your chance to introduce yourself to the hiring manager and explain why you’re the best fit for the job, so if you’re serious about… Read more »