On Careers

September 2011


8 Danger Signs When You’re Job Searching

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As a job seeker, it can be hard to see danger signs when you’re interviewing. When you really want a job, it’s all too easy to ignore signals that a company might turn into the workplace of your nightmares. But if you don’t want to end up in a job that regularly leaves you in tears, it’s important ...

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How to Answer Behavioral Interview Questions

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More and more often, job interviewers are jettisoning traditional interview questions in favor of behavioral questions. Job seekers who aren’t prepared for these questions will often flub the interview entirely, so it’s crucial to know that they’re coming and to be prepared to answer them.

But let’s ...

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10 Tweeple to Follow During Your Job Search

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Twitter is a great resource during your job search. There’s a multitude of helpful people who are active on the platform, and many of those individuals regularly share and produce content relevant to today’s job search.

Who should you follow during your job search? Here’s a list (in no particular ...

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Career Achievement

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I don’t know you, but there is one thing about you that I am 99.99% certain of, and that is that you have mind-bogglingly huge potential,  both in what you can achieve in your career (and life) and the difference you can make in the world. Why do I think that? Because we all do.

And if you’re ...

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Resources for Struggling Job Seekers

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Hiring for Hope (hiringforhope.org) is a grassroots movement and a national 501(c)3 organization focused on reshaping the way people and organizations think, talk, act, and interact with each other about career and family issues.

Hiring for Hope is the home of the Job Angels movement founded by Mark ...

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Reasons Why Your Awful Coworker Still Has a Job

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It’s the great workplace mystery:  How does your slacker coworker who does almost nothing at the office still have a job when you know tons of great people who are out of work?

There’s a simple answer: Your manager is too lazy or too scared to do her job. And she’s not alone—many managers allow ...

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3 Reasons to Organize Your Workstation

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Do you have piles of papers on your desk at work? How do you think this mess is impacting your career? In a recent CareerBuilder study about office hoarding, 2,662 hiring managers and 4,912 workers were surveyed. The study revealed the following reasons to organize your workstation:

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Tips For Creating Your Custom Resume

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For most people, the assumption is that one resume fits all, which is exactly why you should be customizing your resume to the job you’re applying for. Your resume should stand out from the rest, and when you have tailored it to the position you’re applying for, your chances of being called in for ...

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How to Find a Job in a “Jobless Economy”

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Job seekers may be very surprised to learn that human resources pros and recruiters attend conferences to talk about “the war for talent.”

Ironically, when so many people are looking for work, many hiring managers still have a difficult time connecting with the right candidates. They pay consulting ...

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Work Interrupted: How to Limit Distractions

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Seventy-nine. That's how many times I was interrupted at work the other day. Even keeping the tally was a distraction, but the research was for a good cause.

In the modern workplace, where we wear so many hats that our hats are wearing hats, interruptions are commonplace. From people stalking us ...

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Labor Day Weekend: Jumpstart Your Job Search

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Labor Day was created to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. According to the United States Department of Labor, “It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

So, where ...

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5 Questions to Ask the Hiring Manager

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Your qualifications and interviewing skills are the ultimate deciding factors in whether or not you are offered a position. While you must sell yourself to be considered a serious contender for the job, it’s just as important to find out if the position aligns with your long-term goals and your ...

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