How to answer, “Why do you want to leave your current job?”

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When you are interviewing, how do you answer those more difficult questions like, “Why do you want to leave your current job?” You can be strategic, thoughtful, and positive with these difficult questions. It is an opportunity to show your skills and ability to frame your experiences in a forward-moving manner. Why Do Employers Ask…

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Have You Tried the LinkedIn Publishing Platform?

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The LinkedIn publishing platform is an effective built-in function of LinkedIn that can increase your reach and engagement with prospective employers.  Relationships are the key to landing that perfect job, and taking the time to create some long-form content within your expertise area is a great way to let people get to know you.  Publishing…

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How to Create the Perfect Email Signature

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Your email signature is part of your professional brand and should reflect positively on your career and job search. Your email sign-off is like handing someone your business card. You want it to be professional and show your personality. Note: If you currently work for a company, check to see if they have guidelines or…

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Three Surprising Places and Ways People Have Blown an Interview

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Hopefully you have never blown an interview as bad as some of these people.  Occasionally, HR reps spill their guts and share some of their weirder experiences with job candidates. You might be surprised by these three surprising places and ways people have blown an interview – and how you might inadvertently do something similar.…

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What’s in a Handshake?


The messages we send when we shake hands are more complex – and more powerful – than many realize. The handshake dates back as far as the 5th century BC and are known to have been exchanged in ancient Greece. They are thought to have roots in peacemaking as a means of showing that the…

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First Impressions: Get it right the first time!

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First impressions happen automatically. We can’t help it. It is crazy how fast our brains work. In the first few seconds of meeting someone you form an opinion about them. It’s hard to undo this opinion. In the professional world, first impressions are crucial. Here are some tips to make sure you get it right!…

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