6 Common Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Interview

by Guest Author, Sandra Dawes-Chatha Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially when you feel the job perfectly fits your skills and career goals. You should be aware of a few things that can sabotage your chances of making a good impression on the hiring manager. The following list includes actions you should avoid and what…

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7 Best Job Interview Tips for Older Candidates

by Guest Author, Gabrielle Olya Being a mid-career or advanced-career job candidate means you have plenty of years of experience under your belt, which should be an advantage during the interview process. Unfortunately, studies have shown that ageism is rampant when it comes to hiring. For example, a recent study conducted by Generation found that 63% of job…

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These 7 Job Interview Tips Will Help You Get Hired

by Guest Author, Stuart Gentle Are you looking for your first job or hoping to change careers? Whether a seasoned pro or a total novice, nailing the job interview is key to landing the desired position. If you’re looking for a job, you know that the interview process can be nerve-wracking. You want to make…

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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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Are You Using Any of These Patronizing Phrases?

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How many of these patronizing phrases have you used? It happens. Even if we don’t mean it to. Sometimes the words and phrases we use convey an insult that we don’t intend. It’s easier to spot condescending speech when it is direct toward us. But it might not be so easy to identify if we…

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How to Answer the “Desired Salary” Question

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Ah, the dreaded “what is your desired salary” question. Of course you want to earn more than you are currently earning. However, you don’t want to price yourself out of being considered. What to do? What to do? Do your research before an interview to get a good idea of the fair market value of…

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How Much Can Your References Influence a Job Offer?


Have you checked in with your references lately? Do you know what your former bosses and co-workers are saying about you? If you thought you were a shoe-in for a job offer, after going through the entire process, to find out you didn’t get it–check your references! Don’t get duped into believing that employers don’t…

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