Interview Prep Tips To Help You Relax and Nail It

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Landing an interview can be a thrill – but the days and hours leading up to that interview can be a different story. It is common to be anxious and nervous, but you don’t want your anxiety to get the best of you. If you’re nervous, it will be difficult for the real you to… Read more »

Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts

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Cover letters can be the determining factor in whether or not you receive a call for an interview. They show hiring managers that you’ve read the job posting, they provide a preview of your writing skills and they help hiring managers determine if you’re truly qualified for the position. Here is a list of important… Read more »

How Can You Establish Rapport With An Interviewer Without Seeming Awkward?

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There are some of us who can instantly establish a connection with a new person. And then there are the rest of us. For many people, establishing rapport is a challenge, especially in a setting like a job interview.  Hiring managers offer jobs to people they like and the pressure to establish good rapport can… Read more »

A Job Search is Not Always a Sprint. Here’s Why.

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We all know someone who somehow managed to land an amazing job within days of starting their search. It’s easy to get jealous of these people, but the fact is, most job searches take a long time. This can be frustrating when you’re trying to get out of a bad situation, when you’ve been laid… Read more »

How Do You Finish an Interview Strong?

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No matter how well an interview is going, you have to remember that things can still go sideways during the closing phase of the conversation. If you don’t end on a strong note, the hiring manager won’t remember you favorably, and your chances will be blown. It is critical to close the interview like a… Read more »

5 Ways To Reach Out To Your Contacts When Looking For A Job

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You’ve been told over and over again that your network is an invaluable resource when looking for a job. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to reach out to your contacts to ask for help. Use these strategies to come off as a consummate professional, rather than a pest. One: Ask… Read more »

Does Your Elevator Pitch Work – Ever?

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Working out an elevator pitch can be stressful – and for good reason. Only some of us are natural salespeople who feel comfortable “pitching” to others, the rest of us would rather pass if given the option. Some professionals get so stressed out by elevator pitches, in fact, that many of them justify not creating… Read more »

Your Next Job Might Not Be the Same One You Are Doing Now

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There are numerous reasons why people look for new jobs. They may want to take a step forward in their career. They may be making a lateral move to get out of a poor work environment. They may even be taking a step backward to get their foot in the door of a new organization…. Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Apply For Every Job You See

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If you’ve been laid off, if you’re chomping at the bit to get out of a bad work environment, or if you’ve been at your job search for months with no success, the more likely you are to apply to every job posting you see.  Jobs you’d never apply to under different circumstances suddenly sound… Read more »

The Art of Listening For Job Seekers

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Most people believe themselves to be good listeners but in reality, most of us have a lot of room for improvement. Why? Because listening is inherently difficult. It’s hard to stay completely focused on someone else during a conversation – we simply have too many distractions in our lives today. Even expert communicators fail at… Read more »