Posts Categorized: Job Search and Interview Tips

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How to Ace a Panel Interview

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Like many job seekers, you feel more motivated than ever to kick start your job search now that summer is coming to an end. You updated your resume, applied to various positions, and you finally landed an interview. After quickly freshening up on your interview skills and everything starts to feel familiar, the recruiter calls…

Importance of Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

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“In four years, you’ll have to relearn 30% of your job.” – Mark Niemann-Ross, Lynda.com author. Change is something many people fear and avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, in today’s workforce, ignoring change will eventually make you obsolete, and in some cases, unemployable. If you aren’t constantly pushing yourself forward and learning new skills to…

How to Successfully Work with a Recruiter During Your Job Search

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Looking for a new job? Partnering with a recruiter during your job search is a great way to explore opportunities that may not be posted anywhere else. Here are some tips to help you be as successful as possible when working with a staffing agency. Research Sending your information to every staffing firm will be…

9 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

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Application sent, interview complete, and now the waiting game. Frantically refreshing your inbox for what seems to be the hundredth time this week, the email has finally arrived. To your surprise, you didn’t get the job. Was it something you said? It’s unlikely that you will ever perform perfectly in an interview. Nerves are at…

First Networking Event? No Problem

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If you’re not a people person, attending a networking event is probably the last thing you want to do. However, if you’re in need of a new job, or feel stuck in a current role, networking is one of the many great ways to find new career opportunities. Luckily, we have some tips for you…

When in Doubt, Take the Temporary Position

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When looking for a new position, it’s extremely unlikely that your dream job is going to fall right on your lap the second (week, month, year) you begin your job search. Whether you just graduated college, are trying to re-enter the work force after some personal time off, or just lost your job, sometimes the…

The Low-Down on Phone Interviews

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Phone interviews are used to screen candidates and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for an in-person interview. A bad phone interview = no in-person interview = no job. Anyone who hasn’t already been through a phone interview might think it sounds like a walk in the park. Their initial thought is…

How to Answer: Tell Me About Yourself

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Tell Me About Yourself: A question that is asked in almost every interview that many applicants fear. It seems like such a simple question, but what comes out of the applicant’s mouth on the spot probably isn’t what the interviewer wants to hear. Some job seekers are under the impression that this question is casually…

Creating a Cover Letter as an Entry-Level Applicant

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A cover letter is a supporting document designed to compliment, not restate your resume. In most situations, your cover letter will be the first written contact that you have with a company; explaining your interest in the position/organization and identifying the skills/experience you have that will be beneficial to the organization. A well-written cover letter…

Cleaning up your Social Media Presence Before Graduation

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It’s approaching that time of year again. Soon colleges and universities across the country will be graduating a new crop of individuals ready to enter the job market. It can be a daunting time in your life, full of change and uncertainty. But before you put on that cap and gown, and walk across that…