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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to think it's ...
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    Assessing Your Skill Set

    Assessing Your Skill Set
    Gina had recently been laid off after working as a marketing manager in a high tech company for the past five years. She was distracted as she walked through the aisles of the supermarket. She was thinking about ways to market herself into a new job. She stood in front of the cereal selection, overwhelmed by the number of brands to ...
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    15 Most Ridiculous Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    How to Lose a Customer and a Few More!

    How to Lose a Customer and a Few More!
    Do you find that people are passing calls and e-mails from person to person, getting the client more and more frustrated? Do you feel that you could be helping the client even if you don't know the answer to their issue right away? This happens so often within large corporations, since most of them care only about the bottom line - ...
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    Customer Service: What Comes Around, Goes Around

    Customer Service: What Comes Around, Goes Around
    Do you find that when you contact a vendor because of a problem with your order of some sort that you get the dreaded automated messaging system, where you get lost with dialing all of the different numbers just to be able to get to the proper department or even a live person? Then you finally do reach a live person ...
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format The student's cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address, and no date. The letter screamed "Unprofessional!" What's YOUR Cover Letter IQ? Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient's mailing address, and ...
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    Tips for Finding Your Corporate Voice

    Tips for Finding Your Corporate Voice
    This blog post originally appeared on savetheassistants.com. The first time I had to write a professional work email and sign my boss’ name to it instead of my own, I was totally flummoxed. There was this particular art to that “corporatespeak” voice, and I couldn’t quite get it right. For those of you in similar situations, here are a couple of ...
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    What We Can't Teach You: Pride in Your Work

    What We Can't Teach You:  Pride in Your Work
    As the introduction to our blog series “What We Can’t Teach You” explained, there are a number of traits, characteristics and attributes that will affect your job performance that we can’t, nor anyone else for that matter, teach you. The trait we’re going to take a look at today is your work ethic and having pride in the work you perform. ...
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    Do You Believe in Luck?

    Do You Believe in Luck?
    Do you believe in luck? Do you think you are a lucky or an unlucky person? Is there such a thing as a luck factor and if so where can you get it? Read on... Recently I met up with a participant from one of my training events. She told me that she had just got her doctorate and went on ...
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    Increased Efficiency in 3 Moves

    Increased Efficiency in 3 Moves
    Did you know your productivity decreases 20% to 40% when you switch tasks mid-stream? Pretty astonishing, isn't it? Although it’s hard to believe, it’s true according to a 2001 study conducted by the University of Michigan. The good news is this. You can dramatically increase your productivity simply by staying focused on a single task for longer periods of time. In ...
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
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    Overqualified? 6 Job Hunting Strategies

    Overqualified? 6 Job Hunting Strategies
    You've sent out 800 resumes, done one interview, received zero offers. You find yourself looking lower and lower on the totem pole and occasionally eyeing openings for line managers at the competitor that killed your former employer. It sounds ridiculous, but we all know it's true. You can be overqualified for a job. Why some employers think this way, we'll never ...
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    Overqualified? 6 Job Hunting Strategies

    1. Withhold Your Resume Here's what not to do: Fire off a volley of resumes to human resources departments. "Sending a resume is simply a way to oblivion," says Jeffrey Fox, author of Don't Send a Resume. HR departments must quickly eliminate nearly all of the hundreds of resumes submitted for a single opening. At the first whiff of your extra ...
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    1. Non-Words Filler words such as "um," "ah," "you know," "OK," or "like" tell the interviewer you're not prepared and make you sound like a Valley Girl (or Boy). A better strategy is to think before you speak, taking pauses and breaths when you lose your train of thought. Everybody utters an occasional "um," but don't let it start every sentence. ...
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits

    6 Sloppy Speech Habits
    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, take ...
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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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    Angry Admins - How to Deal

    Angry Admins - How to Deal
    What to do with our angry feelings is a topic that causes us all concern from time to time; it comes up often in my personal coaching sessions. Anger is one of the most primal and complex feelings in the range of human emotions. Although in itself it’s neither good nor bad, its misuse causes a great deal of problems, particularly ...
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    What to Do When Your Boss Is Wrong

    What to Do When Your Boss Is Wrong
    We’ve all been there. You’ve been handling a client, solving a problem, preparing a major presentation, planning a critical marketing meeting, and your boss or supervisor disagrees with your approach. The boss tells you how to do it, and you are convinced that it won’t work. What do you do? Do you cave in and do it his or her way ...
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    3 Important Things You Can Learn from Your Superiors

    3 Important Things You Can Learn from Your Superiors
    When you first start a new job, one of the most important things for you is making all the right decisions and impressing those above you. As you progress through your career, there are many things you can learn from your superiors that will help you when you get promoted or switch jobs. 1. What Type of Manager You Want to ...
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    Trim Your Overworked Day

    Trim Your Overworked Day
    Americans work more hours than anyone in the world, and the workload is taking its toll. Forty% of workers say their job is "very or extremely stressful," according to a study by insurance firm Northwestern National Life. But many of us work more hours than we need to. "Very few managers use their time as effectively as they could," a study ...
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