Career Moves
Cheating

Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...

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Passive vs. Active in Applications and Hiring

In the HR community, you’ll hear a lot about passive vs. active candidates. What does this mean, exactly? Active Candidates are those who are currently actively pursuing a new position – these candidates are both employ...

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Beating the Online Application Machine

We’ve all done it. You’ve read the job description, you’ve clicked on the “Apply Now” button, and you sigh a huge annoying sigh. Ugh. An online application system. Sure, you can upload your resume....


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What Every Interviewer Wonders….But Never Asks

In front of them are a list of questions they’ve pre-determined to ask every candidate. They’re avoiding any traditionally inappropriate questions and working hard to get as much information as they can in 60 minute...

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Spot a Toxic Work Environment BEFORE You Take the Job

Recently, Women & Co. by Citi published an article on toxic work environments – namely, how to know if you’re in one. And though their advice was spot on, I thought to myself, “who cares about identifying a t...

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Negotiating: How Far Can I Go?

One of the questions asked most often when it comes to interviewing and negotiating isn’t how to negotiate or how to determine your worth – it’s how to make the right counter-offer. It’s rare that any negoti...


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Recover from Rejection in Your Career

If I had to name my top two fears, they would be failure and rejection. Obviously, if I let these fears completely overtake me, I would probably miss out on some amazing experiences — in personal relationships and in my c...

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At Interviews, Even the Waiting Room Counts

Career Girl Network featured an article in June 2011 about the “Most Important Person in Your Company” — the receptionist. And as important as a receptionist can be in the image a company puts forward, that sa...

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The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself

I recently combed through the statistics in this article in Harvard Business Review — “The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself.” In the studies it references, managers were asked to compare candidates for j...


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What Job Seekers Should — And Shouldn’t — Post on Social Media

When you’re job searching, what you post on social media is more important than ever. Big Brother is watching! Thanks to OnlineClasses.org for their awesome infographic on what you should–and shoudn’t–po...