The Importance of Asking Questions at a Job Interview

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When preparing for a job interview, candidates focus on how they are going to answer questions from the hiring manager, which is what they should do. However, many neglect the other side of the equation – questions they need to ask themselves. Most people have heard the common advice of having questions for the interviewer…. Read more »

The Benefits of Meditation for Work

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Meditation is an activity that is gaining a good deal of attention. It has migrated from a fringe exercise associated with New Age spiritualism to a more mainstream phenomenon practiced by a broad range of people in business and industry. And there are good reasons for its increasing popularity. Research has shown that it helps… Read more »

How to Sharpen Your Concentration

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One of the most important work skills a person needs is knowing how to focus, how to block out all distractions, no matter what they may be – issues at work or personal problems – and concentrate completely on the work that needs to be done. Being able to focus is an essential skill because… Read more »

Making Connections at a Job Interview

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When looking at job candidates, employers naturally want people with the technical skills and knowledge for a particular job. But that is not all that companies are looking for. They also want to make sure the job candidate is a good fit for the company, that he or she can work well with others and… Read more »

How to Get Results at a Job Fair

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Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers, to learn information and make connections in ways you cannot do just on a website. You have many companies all in one place, which is a unique opportunity. But to get the most out of a job fair, you need to come prepared, and you… Read more »

Habits for Success

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Our habits in many ways define who we are. They are the activities we do every day, the things we do almost instinctively because they have become ingrained in our minds and ways of thinking. So, if you want to be successful at work, it is important to develop good habits, Here are a few… Read more »

How to Streamline the Job Search

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Looking for a job can be stressful and time consuming. It takes a lot of effort and stamina. But there are things you can do to streamline the process, to help you save time and energy and work more efficiently. Here are a few tips to help. 1. Work with a recruiter Good recruiters can… Read more »

How to Handle Unconventional Interviews

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Companies these days are getting a little more creative in the way they interview job candidates. Firms are interviewing people in different settings and situations – over a meal, for example, or drinks, or even outdoors. The intent is to get a better idea of what candidates are really like, to see how they handle… Read more »

Is It Time for a New Job?

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Years ago, people would stay with one company for their entire career, but, as is well known, that is no longer the case. People today change jobs often. Workers today are more focused on career growth than company loyalty. But the economy itself is a driver of job change. As technology advances, companies themselves, especially… Read more »

What to Avoid on a Resume

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Your resume is basically a sales pitch. You are selling yourself to an employer. So, everything on your resume should be focused toward that end. Like a machine, all of the parts perform their function to allow the machine to operate properly. That means you need to avoid superfluous information or anything that can distract… Read more »