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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Problem-Solving: The Solution-Based Method

If you’re like most people, you have no shortage of problems waiting to be solved. And as you try to solve them, you talk, talk, talk about it. There’s something very satisfying about understanding the problem, its causes, and what will fix it. The more we consider, discuss, and come up with ideas on how to solve it, the more we become experts on the problem…

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8 Key Considerations Before Changing Careers

Your alarm goes off and you slowly stretch and blink your eyes open. You turn to the window to see the sun peeking out over the horizon as the birds chirp to greet the morning. You smile momentarily at the prospect of a new day, until it hits you like a sledgehammer. You have to go to work! You cringe and immediately throw the covers back over your head…

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The 8-Word Message: Make Sure Your Bosses Know How Good You Are

You go to work and complete your tasks day in and day out, but have you ever wondered if your boss or manager truly sees your potential? If upper management is ignoring your skills and knowledge, you’ll may begin to feel frustrated or unsatisfied in your position. Make sure your senior knows what you want them to know, and you can improve your chances of getting ahead. Fortunately, doing so can be as simple as an Eight-Word Message strategy.

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How to Develop a Follow-Up Strategy

It’s no secret that GetFive members who land a new position inevitably mention how much of their success was a result of persistent follow-up calls, letters, and emails to the key decision makers. Even for people who see themselves as good conversationalists and who are unafraid of reaching out to people, these follow-ups are not…

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4 Tips to Achieve Phone Interview Success

More and more hiring managers are using phone screenings or interviews as the first step of the hiring process. Many view phone screening as an efficient way to narrow down the applicant pool. Instead of wasting an hour-long interview time slot, they can get the initial information and interaction they need from a brief phone call.

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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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