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Have you ever tried to have a conversation in an elevator? How long did it last? Did you get an opportunity to truly connect with the person you spoke with? Think about it: the average elevator ride lasts for a very short time. Now imagine you have a job interview in that same elevator. You… Read more »

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As you look for work, whether for a new career move, an attempt to get out of an unsatisfying current job, or an ongoing search after losing your previous position, the frustration mounts when, after taking the time to put together a resume and cover letter, you get nothing but crickets as a response. On… Read more »

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As you look for a job, know that companies prefer to hire employees based on referrals. Employers like to hire people who have good recommendations from someone they can trust. So when you connect with a recruiter, you are connecting with someone who can also tell an employer about your experience and your skills. A… Read more »

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As you get ready for an interview, you know it’s a good idea to prepare so you give a good first impression. You should look up information on the company by going to its website, looking on the web for articles about the company, and carefully studying the job description so you can see how… Read more »

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When you finally get that interview, admit it: Part of you begins to map out your route to work and figures out which pictures to display on your desk. If you’ve had a long dry spell, the very fact that you have an interview feels like a victory (and it is). So if you don’t… Read more »

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When looking for a position for yourself, you may think permanent is the way to go — you want something steady, right? But don’t count out the idea of a contract position, either. There are plusses to contract positions that may change your mind. At a time when companies are trying to cut down on… Read more »

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In your quest to find a new job, you have a number of options to help you with your search. Perhaps you check sites such as Monster or Indeed every day, or you’ve found ones that focus specifically on your field. Maybe you’ve teamed up with your school’s alumni website online to see if anyone in… Read more »

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Many of us fear the common job interview questions, “What are your greatest strengths? What are your greatest weaknesses?” While you can prepare for this sort of question, the approach can change: Do I focus on my strengths, or will that make me look too arrogant? Do I talk about my weakness as a strength,… Read more »

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Congratulations, you got your first interview with a new employer! Here you’ll read how to successfully plan for the interview to minimize nervousness and help you look like the best person for the job. After sending out many resumes and talking to anyone who can help, you’ve finally made it: You got an interview with an… Read more »

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Employers and the unemployed all understand that in this market, sometimes finding a job doesn’t happen easily and can take some time. You may try your best, but maybe the job doesn’t pay enough for you to support your family or the company hired someone else instead of you. The time between jobs can look… Read more »

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