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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Even if they’re only employed for a short period of time, engineers and IT professionals can have a major impact on your company–especially in the automotive industry. Consequently, hiring decisions need to be taken very seriously — even for contract employees. During their tenure at your business, contractors represent your organization and work alongside your… Read more »

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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 »

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When you’re short-staffed and desperate for talent, it’s easy to give in and hire the first moderately qualified candidate, just to fill your roster. However, this tactic doesn’t equal lasting success. If you want to take your company to the top and stay there, you need to hire with the future in mind. Oftentimes, the… Read more »

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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 »

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It’s only natural to want the best possible candidates to fill open positions on your roster, but if you’re filtering out those with a less-than-perfect track record, you’re missing out. On the surface, it may seem best to hire only the most polished professionals, but these people don’t have what it takes to push your… Read more »