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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: ...

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Resumes Outside the Box

One of the biggest barriers individuals find in jumping into a job search is inevitably the dreaded resume. If you’ve been in your job a few years, maybe a decade even, chances are your resume is gathering dust in a drawe...

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Who’s Interviewing You? Dig Deeper!

You have an interview tomorrow, and all that you know is a list of who’s interviewing you. What do you do? If you’re like most people, you probably jump onto the company’s website to check out the interviewers...


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Humanize Your Brand – Make “Ugly” Desirable

Tell me, friends, have you met TOMS yet? Perhaps you own a pair, or maybe you’ve just seen them on the street. But one thing’s for sure. Whether or not you’ve seen these shoes or tried them on, I can tell you ...