Why You Should Update Your Resume

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Even if you are not currently engaged in a job search, you never know when something more appealing might come along. You may be happy with your job now, but you may see a job notice, or hear about a job through your network, or be contacted by a recruiter about a position that intrigues… Read more »

A Key Question for the Hiring Manager

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When you go for a job interview, you should have questions for the hiring manager about the job. In fact, it doesn’t look good if you have none. But if you are really interested in the position, you naturally will want to know as much about it and the company as you can. There is… Read more »

How to Enhance Your Interviewing Abilities

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A job interview is a performance. You are selling yourself, attempting to persuade a hiring manager why you are the best person for the job. To do that effectively, you need to hone your interviewing skills. Preparation and practice are key. Here are a few ways to sharpen your interviewing skills. 1. Work with an… Read more »

The Many Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Career

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If you are engaged in a job search, you probably know about volunteering and how it can help give you a leg up in getting a job. But, while many job seekers may see volunteer work as something nice to have on the resume, they may not realize how important it is and how much… Read more »

Doing Telephone Interviews

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As part of the hiring process, many companies use interviews over the telephone to help screen job candidates. It helps to pare down the number of applicants more quickly and cheaply. Because they are preliminary screening measures, phone interviews naturally are not as in-depth as face-to-face encounters. The hiring manager is just trying to get… Read more »

How to Jump Start Your Career

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You may have hit a point in your career where things have become stale, where you no longer feel fulfilled or challenged. This may prompt thoughts of change, such as getting another degree, making a move within your company or even looking for a new job. But sometimes, you don’t have to make a big… Read more »

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 »