3 Ways to Improve Your Performance, That Won't Cost You a Cent!

So, you're the best of the best, your resume is incredible, you've made all the right strides toward your goals...but...when your "next obvious step" calls your references, somebody let the cat out of the bag. It appears that you were late one too many times, and although nothing was said, something was noticed...These skills are soft skills, and they are some of the most important skills an employer will value. Although they cannot be taught in a meeting, or written on your resume, they are just as crucial to your success as anything else you have on your resume.

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Interview Question: “Tell Me about Yourself”

Many managers are looking to break the ice at the beginning of an interview. The best way to do this is for them to ask an open-ended question. Those types of questions can really get a conversation flowing. The most common and easy one for a manager to ask is, “So, tell me a little bit about yourself”. Believe it or not, managers are nervous too. This question is considered “easy” and useful for getting the conversation going. The shared dialogue creates potential commonalities, and the light-hearted topics can hopefully softens everyone’s nerves.

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Ace Your Second Interview With These Interview Tips

An interview is similar to a blind date.  Neither of you have met, but through the information you have so far, you want the face-to-face meeting.  You are both hoping that together you are a proper fit.  When meeting, focus on being a good listener.  Know what they are looking for, so you can in turn sell your attributes that match.  In both instances, everyone is usually well-mannered and on their best behavior.  Similar to a blind date.  If you are asked back a second time, it means you made a great first impression, and they want to know more about you.

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A Job Seekers Interview Checklist

Everyone can benefit from an interview checklist when the "big day" has our nerves a little rattled. Use these tips to ensure you enter your interview with confidence.

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6 Tips for How to Handle Job Search Rejection

The job search and interview process is both stressful and exciting. After all, the goal is to find a new job you enjoy and advances your career. Those are two exciting targets to keep your eyes focused on while job searching. However, during this process, you may experience some setbacks, and you must be able to handle them to move forward. Perhaps you were overly qualified, or you’re more of an extravert and the team in more introverted. You mustn’t make assumptions. Instead, it is important to take a minute to process the news and begin to develop a plan.

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How to Use Your Resume to Ace Your Interview

An interview is a competition and you are in this to win it.  Your resume took you to step two, the interview.   Here is your chance to project yourself off of the paper, to sell yourself, to provide an in-depth look at who you really are and why you would be an asset to the organization.  You are going to need to nail this interview so the interviewer walks away with memorable moments that won’t fade from memory.  Sounds easy, right?  Well, before you panic, let’s walk through how to get this done.  We have plenty to do.

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13 Common Interview Questions for Tech Professionals

Congratulations, you have an upcoming interview! Not easy to do in this competitive job market, but you have, so here is what you must know in order to seal the deal. There are many variations of interview questions but, over the years, I find these questions to be the most common. The trick is to be prepared, so you can avoid stumbling over your answers and avoid long-winded responses. On the other hand, you don’t want to respond to every question with a rehearsed answer. It is a balance.

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Perfecting Your Interview Body Language

Have you ever been in a situation when people look at you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or nervous? Or, on the reverse side, I am sure you can remember a time that a facial expression lead you to believe that good news was coming your way. An interview is no exception to the nonverbal rules of communication. Understanding how to send the right vibe during an interview can set you apart from other candidates being interviewed. Here are 5 nonverbal tips you need to perfect before an interview.

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Know How to Ace a Technical Interview

Interviews, regardless of whether or not they make you nervous, demand a level of knowledge, preparation and planning to have success. After all, most of us want this stage of the hiring process to end quickly with the end result we desire. Landing your targeted position. 

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How to Properly Prepare Your References

 Let’s face it, the hiring process can take an emotional toll on a job seeker. To lower the stress level, first you need to understand each stage of the job search process. Once you are aware of these various stages (i.e. resume, cover letter, networking, interview), then research all the different tips and tricks recommended for success. By doing so, the odds will increase of achieving the end result for achieving the end result of which you are hoping, the job of your dreams. Great motivation!

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