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 »

Looking for a Place to Land? How to Turn a Temporary Assignment into a Full Time One

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You’re enjoying your job assignment, you like your superiors, and life would be just about perfect if you could make the position last longer than the six months you’ve been hired for. So what magic can you weave to turn that temporary position into a full time one? For those who don’t have a wand,… Read more »

A Final Job Search Hurdle: Choosing Professional References

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You’ve passed through the HR Resume Black Hole, you’ve even secured an interview and done well. What other hurdle do you have to clear? An important one — the reference check. Be assured that employers definitely do check your references, so make sure you have them prepared, professional, and as positive as possible. Here are… Read more »

Phone Interview? Don’t forget to ask these seven key questions.

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If you’ve gotten to the phone interview portion of the process, pat yourself on the back: It’s sometimes just one step away from an in-person interview, or at least a next phone interview with more top brass. Now, while you may certainly partake in the phone interview in your comfiest jammies or a suit to… Read more »

Personal Branding: The Importance of Controlling Your Online Presence

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Questions: 1) How exactly does one define personal branding, and 2) How important is it to your job search? Answers: 1) Consider that with every job application and interview, you’re marketing yourself: your skills, your experience, your personality. And your professional identity in this digital world needs to occur on the Internet — trust without… Read more »