Four Reasons Why You’re Not Hearing Back After Submitting an Application

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You applied for a position and feel pretty good about your potential for candidacy. A week goes by, then ten days…then two weeks. Why haven’t you heard anything? What does that mean? Did it get lost? Is this their way of saying, “Thanks, but no thanks”? As Tom Petty put it, “The waiting is the… Read more »

Secret Fears of Every Candidate

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You feel ready and set to walk into the interview … and then the nerves strike. What if I can’t think of what to say? What if I don’t come off as myself? What if they ask me a question I don’t know how to answer? What if I accidentally say something that offends the… Read more »

Is It OK to Decline a Job Offer?

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You’ve looked for a job for a while, and your recruiter has been incredibly supportive, helping you find interviews in your industry. Now you have a job offer, and you realize you don’t want it. Do you have the right to feel this way? Shouldn’t you take whatever offer you can find? The job market… Read more »

Busy Workplace? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle.

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You’ve just started a new job at a bustling company, eager to become part of the team. However, similarly to starting that first day at a new school, you feel a little unsure — how should you proceed in terms of where you fit in with your colleagues? Do you speak up right away at… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Strategy Outdated?

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As you search for your next job, you probably use a few tried-and-true methods: scour the online job boards (thank you, Indeed and Monster!), maybe send out tons of unsolicited resumes to places you’d like to work, and apply everywhere — hey, when you play the job lottery, you have to increase your odds, right?… Read more »

Create Positive Buzz: Five Words to Drop from your LinkedIn Profile

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You’ve put together a killer LinkedIn profile that’s sure to land you an interview, if not a job. All jobs are listed with duties, you’ve added your education, and you’ve used the best, most buzzworthy language to put your best foot forward. So why haven’t you gotten any leads? Now that LinkedIn has become a… Read more »

Job Seekers: Is It Time to Rebrand?

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The days of getting a job out of college and working at one or maybe two places until retirement are long gone, and for many job seekers, they left one career path (whether by choice or involuntarily) and began to seek a new one. You’ve worked in a certain field for a while, and for… Read more »

Take Charge of Salary Negotiation

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You’ve had a great interview, and you know you’ve got an excellent chance of landing this job — all signs point to yes. Then you come in for a final interview and lead off with, “So I’d like to discuss salary and when I can start looking to get a raise.” Next thing you know,… Read more »

Job Rejection Blues?

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You found a job you wanted and knew you’d be great for. You prepared as much as you could, polished up your resume, had what you thought was a great interview…and didn’t get the job. Or they never call back. Or you never even get to the interview stage. If you’re reading this, you probably… Read more »

Fired? How to Move Past This Roadblock

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The job interview has gone quite well, and then they ask the dreaded question: “Tell me why you left your last job.” And you have to find a way to explain that you didn’t “leave”; you actually got fired. Your brain goes into overdrive wondering how on earth you can explain this without looking incompetent,… Read more »