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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    You're a professional, you probably know that showing up late to an interview or dressing like a slob can ensure you don't get hired. But what about the more subtle ways you could be sabotaging your job interview? Watch out! Double-check these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you might not even know you’re making. NEXT | NOT SHAKING INTERVIEWER'S HAND ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ

    Five Ways to Increase Your Hireability EQ
    You may have done all your research. You may have the best experience. You may be prepared for every question thrown at you. None of that will matter if you fail the personality test that happens in every interview. This is not a "test" like the SATs. It is given over the course of an interview as your personal demeanor or ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Beat Your Quarterlife Crisis

    Welcome to the Quarterlife crisis. In bad news, you are already 25% of your way to 100-years-old. In good news, you are about to have a lot more freedom and money and a lot less homework than you did when you were a little kid. Odds are you haven’t really prepared for this transitional period of your life. Maybe you ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills

    10 Tips to Boost Your Interview Skills
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills. 1. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. For February 2009, the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Laid Off? Five Tips to Bounce Back

    Laid Off? Five Tips to Bounce Back
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. 1. Grieving Time Before ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Tips for Writing Powerful Thank-You Notes

    Writing powerful thank-you letters is not just a formality. Thank-you letters are marketing tools that can have tremendous value in moving your candidacy forward and positioning you above the competition. Although much of what you include in your thank-you letter may have already been communicated during your interview, there is nothing more effective than the written word to etch those ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    What Not to Do After an Interview

     In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to hire you — or at least bring you back for ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How to Dress For Your Interview - And Get a Job - (For Men Version)

    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. —Mark Twain We hate to admit it, because we personally feel that clothes shouldn’t matter. Especially in IT. In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on their performance. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. How you choose to dress each ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs

    Five Laws That Protect You During Layoffs
    Being laid off is an emotional event that can leave you feeling wronged. Knowing the difference between an illegal layoff and an unfair layoff can help you decide whether to fight or move on. “It’s difficult for employees to see layoffs from an objective perspective,” says Marilyn Conyer, vice president of Accord Human Resources, an Oklahoma City HR consulting firm. “Many ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    The Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional. Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address and your address. Even if you're ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Seven Self-Marketing Tips for IT Pros

    Photo: mugley/Flickr (CC) During the boom, techies with in-demand skills might have been offered a job after a perfunctory interview. Now employers are increasingly selective, so technology professionals - even those with years of experience - must face facts. To get hired you need to become a pro not just at coding Java or .Net, but at selling yourself to ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    10 Worst IT Job Hunting Mistakes

    10 Worst IT Job Hunting Mistakes
    Whether you're a first-time job seeker or a veteran IT professional, finding a tech-savvy job is tough work. With so many things to keep in mind, it's easy for you get off track in your job hunt. Today's IT companies are looking for the best of the best, which means one typo on your resume or cover letter is guaranteed to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Even though you're in the IT field, you still need to know how to string a grammatically correct sentence together! These days, it seems like even college graduates aren't learning composition basics. Of course, not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain. But it doesn't hurt to write well, even if you are in IT. Sure, some clients, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Questions to Expect at an Engineering Job Interview

     When Jeanne Knight’s husband was recently interviewing for a mechanical engineering job, he was asked what the letters “E” and “I” stood for in a bending equation for a structural beam. Once he correctly replied “modulus of elasticity” (E) and “moment of inertia” (I), he then had to explain what each of the concepts meant. “Hiring managers will ask these ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your resumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Seven Steps to Refresh Your Resume

    A resume refresher doesn't need to be painful. And your efforts could pay off with big dividends. Arm yourself with an updated, high-octane resume, and 2010 could be the year that you land a better job. Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Let these ideas guide you. reddit_url = ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Creative Ways to Cope with Unemployment, Recession

    Creative Ways to Cope with Unemployment, Recession
    When Erik Moser was laid off from his job in January 2009, he improvised to keep his finances afloat. He scaled back on eating out. He picked up a few odd jobs, like babysitting for his sister and dog walking for friends. He even got out of the lease on his Chicago apartment and moved back in with his parents. “Is ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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