On Careers

March 2012


10 Tricks Job Interviewers Use

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With more job candidates coming to interviews with prepared and rehearsed answers, savvy interviewers are developing ways of getting beneath the surface so that they can find out what you're really like.

Here are 10 tricks interviewers often use that can trip you up if you're not careful:

1. Silence.

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10 Things Interviewers Really Want to Know

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When you've been job-hunting for a while, it's easy to become frustrated and wonder what on earth employers are looking for.

In this economy, with more job-seekers than available jobs, it's not enough to just have the basic qualifications. Employers are flooded with resumes, and so they're narrowing ...

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5 Skills Everyone Needs to Have on a Resume

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If your resume feels a little thin or you can't seem to fill up the Skills & Expertise section of your LinkedIn profile, then it's time to do something about it. There are countless free educational tools on the Web that make it easier than ever to teach yourself valuable skills that will help to ...

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7 Goofs to Avoid on a Thank-You Email

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Writing a well-crafted thank-you email following a job interview can give you a positive boost. It shows you're an organized, courteous, eager, and savvy professional.

But failing to send one can be a rookie mistake. Most employers expect a sincere thank you—and the indifferent few will only ...

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How to Handle a Bad Job Reference

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Many job-seekers mistakenly believe that employers aren't allowed to give a negative reference or to do more than confirm dates of employment. But it's perfectly legal for an employer to give a detailed negative reference as long as it's factually accurate. And while it's true that some companies ...

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