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How to Have a Systematic Job Search

Whether you’re employed or unemployed, looking for full or part-time employment, in the hunt for consulting or freelance work, or even if you’re not interested in changing jobs right now, taking a systematic approach to your job search is one of the most effective ways to grow your network and prepare for unexpected changes.

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5 Ways to Upset a Hiring Manager

Whether you like it or not, the hiring manager is key for how you advance in your job hunt. What you think is being helpful and demonstrating ambition might actually be extremely annoying! Let’s review some of the top mistakes that drive hiring managers crazy so that you can avoid these mishaps at all costs. Ignoring…

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Tips for Successfully Interviewing Across Cultures

Your wanderlust has inspired you to apply for jobs around the world and you’ve got a few interviews scheduled in some really exciting locations. You know that to ace an interview you need to prepare; however, this becomes difficult when you aren’t familiar with the culture. Cultural differences can play a role in interview expectations. From…

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Video Interview Tips: Making a Positive Impression for the Camera

Hiring managers are using video interviewing more frequently than ever before. For candidates, interviewing via video conference comes with numerous unique concerns that can cause plenty of anxiety. To avoid pitfalls and make a great professional impression, it’s important to prepare. Two video interview methods Candidates may experience two different types of video interviews. The first…

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Find the Work-Life Culture of Your Dreams

You’ve snagged an interview for a new position you think you might like. The job description seems like it was written just for you, and you can also see new challenges and opportunities for growth ahead. As a bonus, the commute won’t be too bad. Congratulations! Those are all important factors in whether you’ll ultimately be satisfied in a new position. But something crucial is left out: culture fit. People are talking a lot about culture these days, and with good reason. Whether your potential new workplace is a good fit for you is vital to your day-to-day well-being, happiness, and life balance…

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3 Tips to Deal With Gender Bias During Interviews

When you interview for a job, you assume the hiring company will select the best candidate for the position. This could mean a combination of factors like skill set, education, work ethic, and cultural fit. What it shouldn’t include is your gender. But unfortunately there often is a gender bias during interviews, and it’s a bias held by both females and males…

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New Year, New Dreams, New Opportunities

Did you know the period immediately following New Year’s Day is typically the busiest hiring time of the calendar year?

That’s because many companies are scrambling to fill jobs budgeted from the previous year, and because as new budgets take effect, companies are gearing up to hire.

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Technical Interview Tips and Developer Testing Advice

Software developers are in high demand, but to get a job, they first must master the technical interview. Often packed with confusing questions and excruciating tests, it can feel like a lot just to get a job offer. However, if you make it through and impress your future employers, you’ll not only get the offer, but you’ll have a lot of negotiating power because their desire to hire you will be through the roof…

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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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How to Turn That Rejection Into a Job Offer

No one relishes the idea of being rejected, personally or professionally. While you can’t do much (and probably shouldn’t) to convince a person who declined a date that you’re a real catch, it is possible to change the mind of a rejection-inclined hiring manager. What’s more, turning a rejection into a job offer can benefit…

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Dress to Impress: Expert Thoughts on Dressing for Interviews and Networking Events

Today’s business world is evolving on countless levels. With casual Fridays implemented throughout many industries, and a steady stream of articles featuring pictures of CEOs in T-shirts and hoodies (a la classic Mark Zuckerberg style), it may seem like suits and ties are going the way of dinosaurs. However, this simply isn’t reality. The truth…

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