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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