Interviewing 101

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There is a great deal of information out there on how to interview for a job. Some of it is very specific, such as how to employ insights from psychology to make a good impression. But no matter how arcane the advice may be, it all rests on a foundation of some basic things every… Read more »

How to Improve Your Decision Making

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We all have to make decisions at work. People do this in different ways – some do a comparison of pros and cons, others are more apt to go with their gut, while still others like to solicit opinions from various colleagues. We all want to make the best decision possible. And we all like… Read more »

How to Talk about Work History Gaps at a Job Interview

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Gaps in work history are more common these days. People move around more. Companies are quicker to lay people off. The days when a person spent his or her entire career at one company are pretty much gone. And yet, the attitudes of that time are more difficult to eradicate. Gaps in work history still… Read more »

How to Use Social Media in the Job Search

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Social media can be a very effective tool to aid in a job search. Recruiters scour sites like LinkedIn looking for job candidates. Social media is also a good place to find out about job opportunities as well. Here are a few tips on optimizing your job search on social media. 1. A professional looking… Read more »

How to Make More of Your Time

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We all want more time. We all want to get more done. There are 24 hours in a day, and that is not going to change. What you can change is how you use those hours. Here are a few tips on getting more done. 1. Rising earlier For many, the day begins when the… Read more »

How to Handle Rejection in the Job Search

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Rejection is always hard to take, especially when it involves a job offer from a place where you really want to work. You labor as hard as you can, preparing a great resume, cover letter and LinkedIn site. You practice for the interview. Your hopes are high. And then you find out someone else got… Read more »

How to Fix a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes. We all make them, and we make them at work. Screwing up on the job happens to everybody, so, just as it is important to avoid making mistakes, it is equally important to learn how to recover after messing up. The key here, as with many other things, is being proactive. If you make… Read more »

How to Deal with Fear of Failure

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Fear of failure is something that blocks many people from achieving their goals. They imagine how horrible it would be if they fail, and this sometimes prevents them from even trying or not giving 100 percent effort. Here are a few tips on overcoming the fear of failure. 1. Change how you view failure Your… Read more »

Reaching Your Goals

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We all have goals for our lives. They may be goals at work, connected to our career, or personal goals. Often, however, we have trouble reaching these goals. We never seem to be making the progress we would like to make. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to take a… Read more »

Tips for a New Year Job Search – Resumes and Interviews

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Recent surveys show that when it comes to the job search, traditional resumes work best, and timing is important for job interviews. A survey of business leaders revealed that most of them – 8 out of 10 – prefer traditional resumes in a Word or PDF format. Very few wanted to see online profiles, video… Read more »