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  • The Mistakes That Are Killing Your First Impression
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 18, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone are the mos...
  • Don't Make This Mistake Assessing Job Candidates
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 8, 2017
    Strong GPA. Check. Impressive internship. Check. The right technical certifications. Check. Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers say these can be challenging to screen for. Here are some tips to h...
  • Handling Behavioral Interview Questions
    by Debra Wheatman - August 3, 2017
    There is a pervasive myth out there among job candidates that the interview is about you. It should be easy to go in and talk about yourself, your achievements, your vision. Make no mistake. The interview isn’t about you at all. It’s about the business pain that the hiring manager and company have. The hiring manager doesn’t want to listen to your life’s story or a rehashing of every project on which y...
  • Are All Job Interviews Useless?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 2, 2017
    When you line up and go through job interviews, are you wasting your time? This is not an easy question for most of us to answer, although you might have an opinion based on your experience as a candidate (good or bad). Recently I came across an article indicating that companies themselves tend to place more emphasis on the value of in-person interviews than on objective assessment, even though it’s often not justifie...
  • Got A Job Offer? Don't Blow It Now!
    by Thea Kelley - July 18, 2017
    In the job interview process, getting the offer may seem like 'the easy part. But mishandling this big moment can cost you thousands in lost salary – or even the job. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins This post is based on chapter 17 of my book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview. The Big Moment: Getting the Job O...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - June 29, 2017
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...
  • Why the Uselessness of Job Interviews is Utter Nonsense
    by Lisa Rangel - June 29, 2017
    On April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews. The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie. I had 14 people contact me and ask me what I thought about the article. I don...
  • What To Do When A Job Recruiter Calls You
    by Michelle Dumas - June 21, 2017
    Job searching can feel like a never-ending quest. The seemingly unending polish of your resume and cover letter, and relentless searching for position postings that match most (if not all) of your career must-haves. It can be exasperating to not hear back from the companies you originally thought would call you within minutes of your submission. So when a job recruiter calls you, it can be tempting to simply ask “wher...
  • The Most Important Interview Prep You're Probably Not Doing - But Should Be
    by Lindsey Pollak - June 19, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. What kinds of interviews yield the best candidates? According to research from Glassdoor Economic Research, more difficult interviews lead to more satisfied employees. And that can be daunting if you’re the candidate — whether you’re a recent college grad, trying to score an internship, or looking for a big career leap. Chances are you’ve probably put...
  • Self-Respect & Integrity In Your Job Search
    by Georgia Adamson - June 15, 2017
    Wouldn’t it be great if job searching were a “piece of cake,” with no real challenges or speed-bumps to get past? Theoretically, that would mean you wouldn’t face any serious tests of your self-respect and integrity during the job search. Is that likely to happen in practice? Maybe not. Even the best-planned and -executed job search campaign can encounter obstacles. The list of possible obstructions...