Posts Categorized: Job Search and Interview Tips

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10 Things You Should Always Bring to an Interview (And 2 to Leave at Home)

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Ever wonder what you should bring with you to an interview? You want to make sure you don’t show up empty handed, but on the other hand you don’t want to go overboard.  While every situation varies, these 10 items are great to have on hand in pretty much any interview situation.   Directions and…

You have a phone interview, now what?

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Employers commonly use phone interviews as a preliminary way of narrowing down the pool of applicants they would like to interview face-to-face. While you are searching for your next job, it is important to stay prepared for a phone interview at a moment’s notice, because you never know when a recruiter or hiring manager may…

New Year, New Career

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There’s something about a new year – a fresh start and new beginnings – that causes people to start searching for their next career.  Now is a great time to start reflecting on your past experiences, both successes and failures, to plan for the future.  Below are some easy tips that can be used to…

Why Should You Consider a Temp Job?

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Long gone are the days where temporary or contract jobs were only popular in the manufacturing and administrative sectors. Today you can find temporary jobs for a wide variety of skilled positions in industries ranging from engineering and IT to legal and accounting and finance. As a result of these ever-changing economic times, employers are…

Dress for Success: What to Wear to an Interview

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The saying “You can never make a second first impression” is never truer than in an interview.  One of the first impressions you’ll make is through your appearance. You don’t need to spend a fortune, or look like you’ve just stepped off the runway at Fashion Week, just remember to follow a few basic rules…

Do’s and Don’ts for Interview Success

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Congratulations! You’ve landed that all important face-to-face interview that every job seeker is after.  Based on your resume and possibly a phone screen, the interviewer thinks your background and skill set may be a good match for their company.  But now what?  Even the most experienced job seeker gets nervous before an interview because you…

It’s a Good Time to be an Introvert

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It seems like lately everyone’s talking about introverts – it was even the subject of a New York Times bestseller, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.  Our latest issue of Career Club delves into this personality trait to discuss how to overcome shyness at work and…

Social Media Tips for Job Seekers

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It’s become pretty obvious that over the last few years we all have gotten hooked on social media, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Google +, or even LinkedIn. Today social media sites are no longer just for individuals, but companies are jumping on the bandwagon and using them as branding tools, and as a recruiting…

Why You Should Consider a Temporary-to-Hire Position

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When you’re searching for a job, it’s tempting to filter temporary work out of your results and focus only on full-time positions. But this strategy could be making your job search more difficult. Even though the recession may seem like a distant memory now, it still has an impact on hiring today. Many companies are…

Career Rookie? Here’s a Great Guide to Start Your Career

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If you’ve recently graduated from high school or college, trying to start your career can feel intimidating. Constant news reports on unemployment numbers can make it feel even scarier. But everyone has to start somewhere! Here are a few things you can do to help get your career started. Take an honest look at yourself….