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5 Job Search Tips For 2012

5 Job Search Tips For 2012

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Ships of all sizes are built with one thing in mind: floating. Even if their hulls are breached, ships have a unique construction feature that allows them to continue floating. They are made of many compartments that can be sealed off in the event of an accident, to isolate what... Read More »

Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

Job Seekers: Don't Let HR Drop The Ball

By Donna Fuscaldo Human resource departments across the country are dropping the ball, creating a "talent crisis" in finance, information technology, procurement and other business areas, according to a new report by The Hackett Group, the business advisory company. Through its research The Hackett Group... Read More »

Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

Unemployed? Don't Bother With A Career Coach

I'm sorry to say that I've developed a skeptical attitude toward career coaches and interview counselors and, in general, toward the profusion of job search advice I find everywhere on the Internet. A whole industry seems to have sprung up to serve the needs of unemployed people. While I'm sure this is good... Read More »

10 Unusual Interview Mistakes, And 6 That Are All-Too-Common

10 Unusual Interview Mistakes, And 6 That Are All-Too-Common

By Kaitlin Madden Most of us can recall an embarrassing moment in our lives that was caused by nerves. Whether it was drawing a blank at a crucial time, spilling a drink on a first date or stuttering through a presentation at work, at one point or another, anxiety has gotten the best of all of us. Read More »

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

'Why Have You Been Out Of Work For So Long?'

How to handle another tough interview question This question always has you scrambling for an answer, it touches a raw spot and can be humiliating, but you can turn it around by facing and using the facts of the matter. Read More »

Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

Dealing With The 'F' Word During A Job Interview

By Rochelle Kaplan Being fired from a job can happen to anyone and can occur for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you had a personality conflict with your immediate supervisor and your supervisor prevailed. Or, the job description was completely different from the one given to you during the interview and it... Read More »

Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

Job Interview: You Will be Judged By Your Questions

There are plenty of obvious ways to screw up a job interview: show up late; take a call mid-interview; unload about your old boss; steal the interviewer's pen (booze on the breath or dog poop on the shoes also can lead to a less-than-desirable outcome). But there is a more subtle job interview killer out... Read More »

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

How To Ace The World's Toughest Interview Question

I've been writing about job interviews, from both sides of the desk, for twenty-five years and without a doubt, the toughest interview question going the rounds in 2012 is, "Your job exists to help your employer achieve and maintain profitability. How do your efforts support these goals?" Read More »

Look and Feel Good Series:  Five Solutions For Pre-Interview Jitters

Look and Feel Good Series: Five Solutions For Pre-Interview Jitters

Preparing to enter the job market can be an exciting experience, but can also bring on nervousness and stress. Calm your pre-interview jitters and get "the edge" with the following helpful tips: Read More »

Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

If you are in your fifties or sixties, I don't have to tell you that you have an uphill battle when it comes to finding a job. Believe it or not, I am helping more and more job seekeres in this age group, and they consistently tell me that they don't feel valued. They say that companies seem to want younger... Read More »

Interviewing 101: Tell Your Story

Interviewing 101: Tell Your Story

Most first interviews are now behavior interviews, or sometimes called "structural interviews." This is commonplace now. You want to know why? Because those making the hiring decisions generally believe that past behavior and performance are great indicators of future behavior and performance; a lot of the... Read More »

16 Job Search Errors You're Probably Making

16 Job Search Errors You're Probably Making

By Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder Over the years, hiring managers have born witness to every hiring, interviewing, résumé, cover letter and negotiation mistake there is. You know what these blunders are. We've told you several times. Yet you (and hundreds of other job seekers) continue... Read More »

Should You Ever Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

Should You Ever Bring Up Salary in an Interview?

Rachel Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder They liked your résumé, you wowed them with your cover letter and now it's time for the interview. You've answered all of the tough questions but there's one area that remains to be discussed: salary. Should you bring it up? In short: no. There are... Read More »

Are You Sure You Want This Job?

Are You Sure You Want This Job?

As much as candidates SAY they want the job, there are some who don't give off the impression that they really want it. And as I've noted many times before, it is critical you convey your excitement and strong qualifications for the opportunity you are pursuing. Job seekers I've worked with recently have... Read More »

'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek'? Questions You Just Might Hear in the Interview

'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek'? Questions You Just Might Hear in the Interview

As someone who doesn't know a Klingon from a Jedi, I've watched in bewilderment as friends have debated which franchise is superior: 'Star Wars' or 'Star Trek.' Normally, I feign interest for a few minutes and then tune out when someone begins to imitate Yoda. The next time I'm in this situation, I might... Read More »

How to Interview Effectively with Any Hiring Manager

How to Interview Effectively with Any Hiring Manager

When you are asked the most common -- and perhaps the toughest -- interview question, "Tell me about yourself," your answer can make or break you as a candidate. Usually job seekers will respond with their "30-second commercial," and then elaborate on their background. Many people do poorly in their job... Read More »

Interview Confidence to the Edge of Cockiness

Interview Confidence to the Edge of Cockiness

Time and time again, I remind job seekers that your attitude in the interview can make or break your chances of getting the job. Keep in mind though that, "attitude" covers a lot of ground. Job seekers are reminded to keep a positive demeanor on interviews and never to speak ill of past employers. But there... Read More »

Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

Your Nonverbal Communication Can Wreck Your Interview

by Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Giving a limp handshake, letting your eyes wander and fidgeting are just a few of the subtle blunders that can botch your success in a job interview. Although you may have been unaware you were doing these things, interviewers who pick up on negative nonverbal communication... Read More »

You're Only Human ... and so Are Interviewers

You're Only Human ... and so Are Interviewers

You likely have heard that interviewing is like dating. Or interviewing is a complex dance with lots of steps. The translation: Interviewing is a unique conversation where there seem to be many rules and traps that could lead to failure. You can interview almost perfectly and still not get the job. Like... Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing

The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing

Most jobs interviews are meant to be a conversation, not a test. But no matter the style of the interviewer, there are keys to making the right impression. The primary goal of an interview is to determine if you are the most qualified candidate for the job. But a secondary goal is to determine whether you are... Read More »

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