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The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

The Real Reason You Didn't Get That Job

It's all in the feet, researchers say

Researchers at the University of Kansas say people can accurately judge 90 percent of a person's personality by the shoes they wear. Read More »

​The Perfect Interview Outfit For Every Job

​The Perfect Interview Outfit For Every Job

Consider your appearance as another part of the job application

Your appearance is just as important as your resume when you interview. Read More »

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

Don't let your first impression fall flat

Applicants that stand out have the best chance to get hired, so why not let your resume, bio and LinkedIn profile bring you to life? Read More »

Make A Brilliant First Impression In Just 3 Seconds

Make A Brilliant First Impression In Just 3 Seconds

Your appearance and body language speak volumes

Impressing a hiring manager or potential business partner in the first moments of your encounter is crucial. Read More »

Best Of: Conquering The Job Interview

Best Of: Conquering The Job Interview

Get that hand-shaking arm in shape

Prepare for a looming interview with AOL Jobs' comprehensive list encompassing common questions, appearance and other general advice. Read More »

Tattoo? How To Still Get Hired

Tattoo? How To Still Get Hired

Don't let your ink hold you back from career success

Got a tattoo? Here's what you need to know about getting hired. Employers do discriminate against tattoos, but there are things you can do to overcome it. Read More »

8 Things NOT to Do to Make a Good Impression at Work

8 Things NOT to Do to Make a Good Impression at Work

Avoid these behaviors if you want to get ahead

Don't underestimate the importance of a first impression. Here's how to start on the right foot to earn your colleagues' respect. Read More »

6 Snap Judgments Hiring Managers Make

6 Snap Judgments Hiring Managers Make

Don't blow the interview by making a bad first impression. Read More »

First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

First Day On The Job: 9 Ways To Make A Great Impression

Getty Images It's your first day, and you're so thrilled to have finally landed a position that you're ready to let your hair down and relax as you start. Not so fast! In many organizations, the first few months on the job are actually officially a probationary period, so it's your job to impress from Day One in... Read More »

7 Ways To Make A Bad First Impression

7 Ways To Make A Bad First Impression

You may be surprised to learn that the way you respond to the initial inquiry sets the tone and influences employers' impressions before you've even met. Read More »

How To Win Over An Employer In 10 Minutes Or Less

How To Win Over An Employer In 10 Minutes Or Less

People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds... Read More »

10 Smart Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

10 Smart Questions To Ask In A Job Interview

Once you've received the call from an employer inviting you in for an interview, the real preparation begins. Prior to an interview, candidates should research the company so they can not only answer questions, but have questions ready to ask the hiring manager as well. The interview is where the job candidate... Read More »

5 Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You

5 Things Hiring Managers Won't Tell You

Special guest post from Robert Half International Boy, wouldn't the ability to read minds come in handy during the job interview? At the risk of stating the obvious, who wouldn't love to know what hiring managers really think about your qualifications or what they consider the perfect answer to a certain... Read More »

3 Tips To Stand Out In Your Next Job Interview

3 Tips To Stand Out In Your Next Job Interview

What am I going to show that is going to make me memorable from everybody else they're interviewing? Read More »

Why First Impressions Last, for Better or Worse

Why First Impressions Last, for Better or Worse

Second and third impressions which contradict the first impression, are not as pervasive, and only stick in certain situations. Read More »

The First Impression Can Be a Dealbreaker: Six Ways to Make a Good One

The First Impression Can Be a Dealbreaker: Six Ways to Make a Good One

Remember the old adage -- you only get ONE chance to make a good FIRST impression? Well, it's never been truer than today with so many candidates vying for just a few positions. Yet, surprisingly, people still have lots to learn about what to do to catch and hold the eye of a potential new employer. Read More »

25 Resume Tips That Help Make a Great First Impression

25 Resume Tips That Help Make a Great First Impression

Quick tips for creating a resume that makes a great first impression and gets hiring managers to take a second look at you. Read More »

What Your Body Language Says About You

What Your Body Language Says About You

When you walk into a room full of colleagues, bosses, or clients, you might not say a word in the first few minutes -- but your body language has already spoken volumes about the type of person and worker you might be. Well over half of all communication is projected through body language, though we frequently... Read More »

What Your Desk Says About You

What Your Desk Says About You

Decide whether or not your desktop needs a makeover with these examples of what your desk decoration may be saying about you. Read More »

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