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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 ...

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Projects Are the New Job Interview

The process of job applications is changing significantly. In this job market, employers are increasingly realizing that making a hiring decision based on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills might not be enough to d...

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The Importance of Tracking in Your Job Search

In a job search, if you’re pouring the right amount of time into your search, you may apply for countless jobs each week. The difficulty then becomes, how do you keep track of everything you’re applying for? You may...


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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...