13 Bad Interview Habits That Will Keep You From Being Hired

by Guest Author, Gabrielle Olya Getting called for a job interview — especially now, in an extremely difficult job market — is a major feat in itself. Of course, you want to make it to the next round or, even better, get a call offering you the job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes…

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What Your Job Resume Should Look Like This Year

by Guest Author, Heather Austin Even prior to all the world changes we have seen over the last couple of years, people struggled to perfect their resumes. But in a job market that has been shaken up with new expectations on technological skills, or whether you need to disclose your vaccination status, it has people…

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7 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search

by Guest Author, Emmet Pierce Don’t make a job search tougher by blundering into these mistakes. Hiring the right person for a job is difficult, and there is much at stake for employers. If the company hires the wrong person, it could be stuck for years with an unqualified worker. That’s why everything an applicant…

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Did you know you are a salesperson RIGHT NOW?

Everyone is a salesperson.  When you become a job seeker, you are really a salesperson. You are trying to get people to buy YOU.  Or your resume, or to spend time with you (lunch, etc.).  You are trying to sell yourself into an interview, and then into THE job. Doesn’t it make sense that you…

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What is an Offer Letter? Offer Letters Defined by Paul Gumbinner

What is an offer letter?  Should you leave (resign from) your current job once you get an offer letter? What promises are made? Check out this post by Paul Gumbinner: What Offer Letters Are and Are Not (he posted this on his own blog here). It’s exciting to get a job offer, however if you…

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Please Avoid Job Board Scams!

I think people who prey on job seekers should be imprisoned for life (at a low-cost prison with no goodies).  My wife is much nicer – she says we should just fine them “a lot” and make them do many hours or years of some kind of community service. Nonetheless, preying on job seekers is…

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Millenials: WATCH OUT! The next generation wants your job!

My favorite line from Sandra’s post, titled An Opportunity to Work, is this: So watch out Millenials, while you are worrying about your “personal brand” and fussing about it if you have to work overtime and your company doesn’t give you lunch and facebook at work.  I think i have just seen a generation coming…

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How Will Obamacare’s Ruling Affect the Career Space?

It’s been interesting to see the reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that Obamacare is constitutional, which means it can move forward.  Lot’s of speculation and opinion flying around with religious zeal. On Facebook there’s a picture of a warrior preparing for battle and the caption says something like: “Brace yourself!  Everyone is about to…

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No Fresh Job Search Advice: Why?

Have you noticed when you read job search advice articles and blogs that it all seems to be the same? Why is that? I have my theories.  Before I share them, I’ll lament with you about how lame it is to read the same old thing everywhere.  The worst was what I’d read on the…

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