Top 3 Reasons Why You Probably Didn’t Get the Job

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Let’s say you’ve just interviewed for a position which, objectively, you are “perfect” for: You have all the required skills, plus some skills the employer prefers. You have the proper educational background. You’ve previous experience in doing most of the tasks associated with the position. You have great references. But you didn’t get the job…. Read more »

How to Hurt Your Career in 6 Easy Steps

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Looking to hurt your career? It’s easier than you may think. Want some tips on how to do so? Read below for some tips (some will work more quickly than others, but they all work). Go ahead, post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter while at work. You think your boss doesn’t look at your… Read more »

Tips for Practicing for Your Job Interview

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The headline above is not a mistake: We did say “practicing for your job interview.” In other words, never should you just “wing it” when it comes to a job interview. Instead, you should practice, rehearse, train, prepare, run through – whatever term you feel is best – for your job interview well ahead of… Read more »

6 Cover Letter Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

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To paraphrase Mark Twain (when it was reported in the New York Journal that he’d died): “The report of the cover letter’s death are exaggerated.” In fact, a well-written cover letter can go a long way to helping a job seeker over 50 help an employer see how your career accomplishments, educational background and skills… Read more »

No, You Can’t Do It All

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Working in human resources or management, it may often seem that there are not enough hours in a work day to get done all that you need to. And the demands on your time seem only to grow. How can you get everything done that you need to and still have a life? To try… Read more »

Microvolunteering

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Companies are now moving to a new kind of volunteerism as part of their community relations programs, one that allows more flexibility for workers. It appears to be growing in popularity, and might be something for human resources departments to investigate. It is called microvolunteering, where employees use small increments of their free time to… Read more »

Job Applicants and Company Culture

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Sometimes during the hiring process, those doing the interviewing focus almost exclusively on a candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience. These are all important, naturally. But they ignore another very important aspect of making a good hire – how well the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture. This is a little bit more difficult… Read more »

Selling Your Company to Top Job Candidates

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When a company interviews job candidates, hiring managers have certain requirements in mind for the job opening. Their focus is on finding out whether the job candidate is going to meet their requirements. This attitude, according to business executive Anthony Tjan, is in many respects looking at things backwards. Yes, it is important to determine… Read more »

Self-Esteem and Success

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In our society, self-esteem is something we believe to be very important to achieve success. We won’t find that job, we are told, or have success in business if we are not supremely confident in our abilities. But the problem with self-esteem is that it is difficult to maintain in the face of reality. We… Read more »

When an Employer Gives You a “Thumbs Down” on Social Media

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Social media can be a great way to get your name in front of an employer. It can even be a great way to actually talk to an employer! (LinkedIn’s “in mail,” for example allows you to send an e-mail to a hiring manager even if he or she is not in your “network.”) But… Read more »