How Do You Discuss Negative Work Experience in an Interview?

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Discussing work history during an interview can sometimes seem like a rather complicated dance – or a walk through a field of landmines. You want to be careful to avoid saying anything negative about your previous employers. Find a way to truthfully talk about past experiences without bad-mouthing anyone involved – speaking negatively actually reflects… Read more »

Employers Often Take a Hard Line with Soft Skills

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Of course every employer wants to know your quantifiable, hard skills, and you’ve got them prominently listed on your resume: Experienced in using Microsoft and Mac systems. Increased sales by five percent last quarter. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. But what about the soft skills, the way you interact with others,… Read more »

Want to Impress An Employer? Show Your Loyalty.

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From the highest paid executive to the lowest paid employee (and outside the workplace as well), everyone values the quality of loyalty. It’s a concept everyone can understand — there’s a reason why the stereotypical dog name is “Fido,” meaning “faithful” or “loyal.” And as a potential employee, you want to demonstrate company loyalty to… Read more »

Don’t Make These Mobile Application Mistakes!

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To use an old phrase, the one constant is change, and that rings true for how to apply for a job as well. As of 2013, companies who had mobile-friendly application processes had 1 in 5 applications coming from mobile devices. 77% of job seekers used mobile job search apps as of 2011 (24.8% of… Read more »

Kick-start Your Job Search in the New Year

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With a new year often comes new resolve–and in this case, some of you may want to focus that resolve on finding a job in 2015. If combing the want ads and job websites while sending out cover letters and resumes hasn’t yielded the results you’d like, perhaps it’s time to step things up a… Read more »

How to Showcase Your Interview Personality

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When you go in for an interview, it’s time to cover up the tattoos and put on your interview game face – keep answers to the point, avoid bringing up anything controversial, and remember to present the best possible version of yourself. For some of us, we think that frankly means, “Don’t be yourself.” But… Read more »

How to Create Networking Opportunities

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Whether you’ve worked for two years or twenty, networking stands as an integral part of business. And it’s not about collecting business cards to maybe pull out later; it’s about making connections that will benefit both sides. Many articles focus on networking for the candidates – as they try to find work, it helps to… Read more »

Holiday Job Stress? What a Staffing Agency Can Do

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The leaves have begun to turn and drop, and before we know it, the holidays will arrive with all of the craziness and stress that tend to go hand-in-hand with the celebration of togetherness and thankfulness. If finding seasonal work tops your list, that doesn’t have to add to your worries, especially if you use… Read more »

Three Types of Interviewers and How to Deal With Each One

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Remember in school how every time you changed English teachers, you had to handle a different set of expectations and rules? What worked for one person didn’t always work for another. The same idea applies with interviewers: Each one may be slightly different, and it benefits you if you can adjust to their styles and… Read more »

How to Ace the Interview With Your Actions

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As stated from our post discussing how to interpret nonverbal communication, anywhere from 55 percent to 93 percent of communication is actually non-verbal. So as you go into your next interview, consider not just your words you’ve so carefully rehearsed while researching “common interview questions,” but also how you say them and how you present… Read more »