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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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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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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...

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It’s OK, You’re Just Getting Bad Advice

A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a friend while she happened to be reading through some cover letter and resume submissions. She was brutal to these candidates. Address the letter “To Whom It May Concern” and sh...

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Why a Potential Employer Doesn’t Call

You’ve probably had this happen at some point in your career: you e-mail in a job application and you never hear anything back. Maybe you’ll get a standard e-mail response letter, but for the most part, you just hear silenc...


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The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...