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6 Tips for Common Interview Mistakes

By Joey Trebif

Interviewing is a two way street and your success will depend on your ability to answer the questions asked and asking the right questions. You need to listen to what the interviewer is saying and respond with answers that will convince them that you are the right person for the job. Facial expressions, eye contact and keywords that match the job description are all very important in the interview...

8 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress During December

By Jeana Quigley

December is a stressful time for HR. Not only are you having to deal with the stress of the upcoming holidays, you are trying to keep your employees focused and productive, all while putting the final touches on the company holiday party. Here are some simple things you can do (and encourage your employees to do) during this stressful time of year: 1. Just breathe. When you’re starting to fe...

Benefits of Providing Feedback to Rejected Job Candidates

By Molly Moseley

Does this scenario sound familiar? You apply for a job. You go through three rounds of interviews and think your skills are a perfect match for the open position. You anxiously await a phone call with an offer, but one never comes. Then you receive a generic letter of rejection and wonder what went wrong. Were you under-qualified or over-qualified? Was it something you said during the interview? O...

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well." This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to whether you want to work for this company. Here are some rules and basic questio...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email p...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about it. Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean. Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go about their job-hunt: resumes, ...

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Two-minute crash course on interviews

By Richard Bolles

In his book, "Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut," author David Shenk argues (cogently) that whereas information was once something we just couldn't get enough of, now we are all drowning in too much information. Of course, David isn't the first to make this point. That honor belongs to Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: "Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness o...

The three secrets of successful job-hunting

By Richard Bolles

We are all destined to go job-hunting again. The only question is how soon. The job-hunt now occurs some 5–9 times in most people's lives, with two or three career-changes thrown in, somewhere along the way, just to keep things interesting. So the job-hunt always awaits us (unless we are retired or semi-retired). For most of us, this frequency of the hunt is not good news. Job-...

Tips to streamline your transition back into the workforce

By Robin Ryan

Admit it, you may not be sure how to start your job search, or what are the most effective job search techniques. Sometimes you aren't even sure exactly what career or job you want to do now. Many women want to restart a career after beginning a family, but with years out of the workforce they question their own worth and whether anyone would hire them. The job search process seems downright scary...