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 »

Advice from the Experts: How to Stand Out

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We’ve all heard the stories of the cover letter or résumé that wowed the employers because of its unique tone or the fact that the candidate went out on a limb and wrote something completely off the beaten path. But those stand as outliers, and trying to imitate them may not end the way you… Read more »

It’s Time to Revolutionize Email

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The scenario: You’ve had a wonderful week off on vacation, and you’ve just come back to work. You turn on the computer, open up Microsoft Outlook (or your chosen email platform) … and immediately get inundated with hundreds of emails. Think about it: How many of those simply get deleted? And how many rate as… Read more »

Overcome Your Interview Jitters!

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Remember the first interview you had? How you wanted to make sure you wore the right outfit, said the right things, had enough copies of your resume, got there on time…. Did you have a stomach filled with nervous knots, like many of us did (and do) before walking in? Have those worries and feelings… Read more »

Resume Summaries That Leave You on the Bottom of the Pile

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For something as short as a resume, it can take hours to craft just the right one. And yet, on average, most resumes don’t get more than ten seconds of perusal by the HR person reading them. When one position gets applications in the hundreds, you have to find a way to make that initial… Read more »

Did You Make These Mistakes?

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Discusses the value of learning from an interview experience where you didn’t get the job and use key takeaways to help improve your interview skills moving forward. A friend recounted an English teaching interview in which they asked her the last book she read, and she couldn’t think of a single one. She stumbled around… Read more »

The Gift of Employment: Successful Job Searching During the Holidays

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If you’re looking to get a job during the holidays, trust that you have very good chances of finding one at such a busy time of year. Consider a few points and stay on top of your search, and you may get yourself the best gift of all: a new job. Take advantage of the… Read more »

Jobs are More Than Just Money: How to Ask About Other Work Perks

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Of course part of having a job includes the desire for a steady paycheck, but it’s perfectly acceptable (and right) to look for more than just money in your employment search. In fact, according to a survey from AfterCollege, a website designed to help businesses recruit recent college grads, the top three considerations during a… Read more »