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The Questions Good Job Candidates Ask

At the end of every job interview, the potential employer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” This is the part of the job interview I felt the least prepared for after I graduated college. I had spent all of my time p...

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Conquering the Small Town Job Search

Last week, I read the CareerBuilder.com article “How to Approach a Small-Town Job Search.” I give enormous credit to writer Justin Thompson for recognizing the need for advice for those individuals who are living in...

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Hunters

We’ve all met them, and we all hate them (well, I suppose unless you are one of them). They’re the person who, when searching for a job and asked “How’s it going?” say something like, “ItR...


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The Rise of the “Microjob”

You likely have friends who are freelancers – either for a single company or for multiple companies. You also likely know individuals who are consultants, either in-house with a consulting firm or with their own consultin...

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How to Look Good on a Webcam

A while back, we shared with you an article all about “Skyping for Success” – using Skype for networking and the job search. And as Skype and other video chat forms become more popular in the business world, w...

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Beat the Dreaded Computerized Hiring Test

More and more companies are using them, and they could mean the difference between a job offer and a “thanks, but no thanks” response from a potential employer – it’s the dreaded computerized hiring test...


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Bounce Back After a Bad Interview

Everyone has done it – you think you’re prepared, you think you want the job, you think you know what questions they’ll ask – and then something happens that completely derails your job interview and lea...

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Erasing Resume Blunders

Sometimes we all wish our life could come equipped with one big eraser – that those things we’re ashamed of or wish hadn’t happened could all but disappear. Unfortunately, though, all of the erasers in our liv...

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Cruising Through the HR Screening

Interview processes come in all shapes and sizes. From processes that involve multiple visits with what seems like countless interviewers to processes that include a single in-person interview immediately followed by an offer, ...


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“Tell Me About Yourself” and Other Translations to Interview Questions

If you’ve ever been through a job search, you know that every interview question is code for something else. It’s just a matter of figuring out what those questions mean. Here are a few of my favorite translations: ...