Category Archive for: Job Search

Four tips for an
award-winning interview

Preparing for an interview? Fear not, as a leading careers author gives you her top tips… Never is personal branding more important than when you’re going for a job interview, particularly if it’s a job you really want. Yet most of us go into an interview feeling nervous and powerless. With that mindset, it’s hard…

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Why you should never
accept a counteroffer!

You have just accepted a position with another company and are in the process of turning in your notice. It was a difficult decision, and you thought long and hard about what path you would take. But you have decided to leave. In your resignation meeting, you tell your employer you have decided to leave…

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Top 5 Interview Tips

If you’re counting down the days till your next job interview, these helpful hints will help you get in the right mood so you can leave a lasting impression on the interviewers… #1 Do your research Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company,…

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Costly mistakes to avoid
in your cover letter

By Terri Williams, Source: Yahoo It’s been said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And if you submit a bad cover letter, you won’t get a chance to make that first impression on employers. “People who read cover letters and resumes can be very picky – they have that…

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35 Costly Job Search Mistakes
You Might Still Be Making

It’s always fun to hear about the big mistakes job applicants make—like showing up in sweatpants or falling asleep during the interview. (And yes, both of those things have happened.) It’s less fun to hear about the smaller mistakes—like someone showing up five minutes late or having a typo on the first line of a…

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Rev up your job search
during Christmas time

Many people believe the myth that companies stop hiring during the whirlwind of winter holidays. Although hiring does taper in December, hiring activity never really stops — something to consider if you’re considering ramping up the job hunt in the new year. This is the time when companies finalize their budgets for the coming year…

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9 candidates who made a major
impression on hiring manangers

In the current job market, any way you can stand above the crowd is a welcome boost. So to find out what bright-eyed candidates could do to prove themselves, we asked nine entrepreneurs from YEC what interviewees had done in the past–or, well, what they wish candidates had done–to differentiate themselves and land the job.…

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Interview Tips

Here are 10 tips for interview success.   1. First impressions count Greet your interviewer with a smile and firm handshake. Give eye contact. Try to make small talk during the walk from the reception area to the interview room. Liz Anderson, a human resources manager says, “You have to sell yourself before you can…

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Choosing Between Job Offers

With the job market so competitive, it may be unusual to have two job offers to choose from. In an article in Chronicle, Emma Thornton explored the dilemma she faced. As Emma indicated, the decisions you make can have long-term ramifications for your career and your future happiness. This article explores some of the questions to…

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Top 5 CV pitfalls to avoid

In today’s competitive jobs market, it’s more important than ever to make a good first impression. This can often be your CV, so it needs to be putting across the right messages, with the right presentation, and no mistakes. The most important thing is to take your time over your CV – make sure it’s…

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