Don’t Let Shyness Impact Your Interview

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If you’ve ever heard the phrase, “you’ve got to sell yourself in an interview”, and immediately shivered with fear, you could be one of the 40 percent of people who are typically shy. It’s ok to be an introverted soul, in fact it’s probably why you are good at the type of career you have…. Read more »

Why You Should Job Hunt Proactively and Not Reactively

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It’s been said that there are two ways to find a job – being reactive or proactive. When you are reactive, like many job seekers, you are most likely trying to find a new job because you are either not happy with the one you’ve got (and leaving) or you have recently separated from a… Read more »

Interview Tips to Help Influence Your Body Language Communication

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Did you know that people make an initial impression of you just seconds after they meet you, based on how well you present yourself? It’s true. A Princeton University study proved this, when it studied people’s reactions to seeing someone for the first time. This research indicated that it literally takes people one-tenth of a… Read more »

Four Ways to Avoid Job Burnout

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The best way to avoid job burnout is to recognize that it might be approaching. Are you guilty of working until you are exhausted, failing to take a break, overscheduling, texting or emailing constantly, multitasking, or eating on the run? Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate, states that these activities can cause chronic stress that… Read more »

Are Your Job Hunting Skills Up to Date?

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The recession is over and the economy is gaining momentum. Is your career doing the same? Without up-to-date job hunting skills you are at risk of stagnating despite a vibrant economy. Don’t get left behind in the hunt for more lucrative opportunities. The Economic Forecasting Centre at Georgia State University reports that a gain of… Read more »

Don’t Lose the Job Before Your Interview Begins

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Most job candidates realize the need to prepare for an interview, and many leave that preparation to the last minute. However, what you do before you are even invited to an interview can determine whether or not you will continue in the hiring process. In many cases, employers may conduct a pre-interview screening to determine… Read more »

Decoding Your Interview | What are Interviewers Really Asking You?

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Interview questions are difficult to decipher. According to Business Insider who interviewed Richard N. Bolles, author of “What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014 Edition: A Practical Manual for Job-Su Hunters and Career-Changers” employers are not interested solely in a candidate’s past. Questions that refer to the past are most often posed to predict future behavior. Preparation… Read more »

So…Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

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Most interviewers will ask this question. Your response can make all the difference in your candidacy. A truthful answer is always the best because background and reference checks uncover the truth. Even if your reasons for leaving seem unpalatable from an employer’s perspective, there are ways to explain any situation in a positive light. Certain… Read more »

Interviewing Tips to Help You Succeed and Stand Out

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In addition to selling your worth to the interviewer, finding a way to stand out and make an impression may tip the balance in your favor. However, make sure that you are remembered for the right reasons. Harvard Business Review interviewed Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at Egon Zehnder International, and John Lees, a career… Read more »

Considering a Career Change? Read This First

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Before making the decision to switch careers, consider your motives for doing so. Some are more valid than others. For example, the latest headlines concerning lay-offs and unemployment should not cause you to abandon your current path. The reasons for company lay-offs are varied and not always cause for concern. If these job cuts are… Read more »