Overcoming Fear

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5 Steps for Answering Difficult Interview Questions With Ease

You're interviewing for a job you're really excited about. You've researched the company's history and products, and prepared answers to all the typical interview questions. After you sit down with the hiring manager, you're hit with an unexpected question that stops you dead in your tracks. What do you do next? Preparing for an interview is...

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Turning Age into Advantage: Tips for Job Searching for Professionals 55-plus

Aging workers looking for new jobs face a slew of challenges. You'd think with age and experience, finding a fresh position would come easy. But at some point the scales tip and your age seems to change from being a welcome advantage to a negative characteristic. Age discrimination is illegal, but that doesn't stop it from...

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Perception Is Not Always Reality: Older Workers Have a Lot to Offer

There is a widespread perception among job hunters that companies are only interested in hiring young people who they can pay less than more senior applicants. In many of GetFive's small-group strategy sessions, our more senior-level members point to three main reasons they think employers are passing them over for younger but less experienced professionals: They...

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Single Opportunity

Jenna Galgano worked in the entertainment and event marketing industry. When her company had a shift in personnel, she lost her job. "Hey, it happens," she said. "There's nothing you can do about it but pick up and keep moving." She maintained a positive outlook and it made a huge difference. She worked hard alongside her...

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Avoiding the Proverbial “Black Hole”

If you ever read about how companies, as well as some of the big job boards such as Monster Worldwide and CareerBuilder, are making their applicant tracking systems more sophisticated in attracting job applicants, you would think the world of job hunting is becoming a lot like the world of online dating. While human resources...

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Expert Job Search Advice for Introverts

Shy. Awkward. Dislikes people. Indifferent. Being an introvert comes with a lot of negative connotations. Introversion is commonly misunderstood, particularly by those who are not introverts. Extroverts are energized by being busy with high-intensity activities. They thrive having a full professional and social calendar. For introverts, these situations drain energy, rather than fuel it. While...

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From Career Setback to Opportunity: How to Make The Most Of Being Let Go

P. Smith had an experience similar to many others in 2009: She was laid off at the height of the recession. Determined not to let her situation define her, she quickly started her job search. "I immediately engaged a career counselor at my local employment center," says Smith. "I also visited several centers, re-engaged associates through...