How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

How to Succeed in a Phone Interview

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice
Initially, you may be happy that your interview is over the phone instead of in person. While you may only have to take a call for this form of interview, it's more difficult to make a good impression. A phone interview is also typically used as a way to thin out the candidate pool before moving on to in person interviews. This makes it all the more important that you take the proper preparations before sitting down for the phone call. We'll discuss the pros and cons of phone interviews, and then get into specific things you should do to prepare. (more…)
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Why You Need a Job Search Plan

Why You Need a Job Search Plan

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Once you've actually decided to sit down to start your job search, you may notice something. It's not easy to jump right in. It's very much like writer's block. For many writers, the first paragraph is the most challenging portion. Just like to many job seekers, the first step is the hardest to take. This is why it's incredibly important to have a job search plan. A well thought out plan can make it easier to dive in, and apply to the jobs that you truly want and have a shot at. We'll help you build the beginning of that plan in the paragraphs below.  (more…)
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7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

7 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever had to find a job before, you know it can be exhausting. So why not have a recruiter help you along with that search? There are many incorrect perceptions about recruiters among job seekers. A recruiter can actually be a great resource for you during your job search. Today we list some of the best benefits you get from working with a recruiter. (more…)
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Link Roundup 12/29/16: Job Seeker Resolutions & Career Rules

Link Roundup 12/29/16: Job Seeker Resolutions & Career Rules

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
With the New Year only a day away, many people will be making New Years's resolutions in an attempt to make positive change in 2017. While you may have personal health or social goals, you should also consider your career. Therefore, this week's links start off with some great ways for you to shape your career into something you're proud of. (more…)
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Link Roundup 11/23/16: Staying on Track in Your Career

Link Roundup 11/23/16: Staying on Track in Your Career

How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
19 Easy Ways to Slowly Destroy Your Career As you may have guessed from the title, this is a list NOT to follow. Unless you're looking to destroy your career. This is a great resource for anyone who is hoping to avoid simple mistakes in their career. It's important not to allow all of these small mistakes to turn into a large career-ending dog pile. Avoid these mistakes and you'll find yourself on a strong career path. (more…)
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Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Interview Q: Describe Yourself in One Word

Acing the Interview
Going into an interview, you can anticipate the purpose of most questions being asked. They are trying to discover if you will be a good fit for the position. They also want to know if you're a hard worker and a good fit with company culture. However, some questions simply want to discover what kind of person you are. When you are asked to describe yourself in one word, this is what they are trying to uncover. We'll explain how you should frame your answer after the break. (more…)
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Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Link Roundup 11/4/16: Talking Political at Work

Acing the Interview, How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
We're only a few days away from election day, and it's almost impossible to avoid political conversations at work. This week one of our links will help you talk politics without damaging your work relationships. We're also sharing an article about what qualities every job seeker should have. However, that's enough of me talking about it, read on to see the links for yourself! (more…)
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Interview Q: How Long Will It Take You to Make a Contribution?

Interview Q: How Long Will It Take You to Make a Contribution?

Acing the Interview
If you work in business, or almost any other profession, you've likely heard of ROI. Many companies depend on measuring it internally to determine success. It can also be used in terms of whether a new hire was successful. Companies want to know how long after hiring someone can they expect to see a return on investment. Signing a salaried contract is no small decision, and companies want to judge how long it will take for you to make a change. This is why the ask: "How long will it take for you to make a significant contribution?" We'll discuss giving a proper answer. (more…)
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