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Category Archives: Job Seekers

Preparing for a Job Interview: Understanding Off-Limits Questions
Category: Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Being well prepared for a job interview means doing your homework on the potential questions an interviewer may ask about your background, your skill set and what you have to offer. But, what do you do if the interview questions stray off course into personal territory? ...
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Want a New Job in 2017? Think Like a Recruiter!
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers, Resume, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, many people will examine their career progress and choices and decide it’s time to make a change. If you plan to be one of the millions of Americans who begins 2017 with a search for a new and/or better job, I have one piece of advice I want you to consider. Rather than thinking like a job seeker ...
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Your Social Profile Is Talking.
Category: #4TechDiversity, Job Search, Job Seekers, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , Comments: 0
Never before has it been easier for those of us on the recruiting side—employers, hiring managers, recruiters, etc.—to get the skinny on those of you on the job seeking side. Social media and all the sharing, tweeting, tagging, posting and tumbling that occurs online have created digital portfolios that employers and recruiters can easily acces ...
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Not All Recruiters Are Created Equal: Five Tips for Working with a Recruiter
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , Comments: 0
I’ve found that many job seekers tend to view recruiters as an unfortunate necessity in the job hunt – regarding them as flaky and unresponsive cogs who don’t truly understand the client or what they are seeking. And, while there are certainly recruiters out there who fit this bill, there are just as many who are quite skilled and professiona ...
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Summer Reading List for Business and Tech Professionals
Category: Career Advice, Employers, General, Holidays, Job Seekers, Summer Vacation Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
As many of us prepare for vacations this summer, much of this travel time may be spent waiting in the airport or sitting in the car watching the miles speed by. What better time to catch up on the latest business- and industry-related news than during those long travel hours? Take advantage of your travel “down” time to brush up on what’s hap ...
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Weighing the Pros and Cons: How to Decide Between Two Job Offers
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I recently received a call from a professional colleague who was seeking some advice. She had been offered not one job – but two – and was having difficulty deciding between the two opportunities. It’s great to feel wanted when multiple offers are tendered. However, I advised her that just because she received these offers, it doesn’t mean ...
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Another Point Of View: Seeing the Job Search from the Other Side
Category: Career Advice, Employers, Hiring Process, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Negotiating a Job Offer, Salary Negotiation Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
While most of us have experienced the job search from a job seeker’s perspective, many of us have not had the experience of being a hiring manager. So, without experiencing both sides, how are you – as either a job seeker or an employer – to understand the mindset and frustrations of the other party? ...
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