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    How to Interview: Tips and Questions

    How to Interview: Tips and Questions
    These tips provide some basic guidelines on how to conduct a legal and successful candidate job interviews. Finding out if a candidate can do the job is easier to determine than whether he or she will do the job. The interview process has to determine both. Your interview objective is to find out about the candidate: “Can-Do” Skills: Verify their experience ...
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    MediaBuzz's Guide to 'Massaging' Your Resume

    MediaBuzz's Guide to 'Massaging' Your Resume
    Have you been unemployed awhile? No experience? In today’s economy, you need to carefully present yourself to potential employers to avoid being seen as unstable. Competition will be tough so you will need to start strategizing about how to promote yourself. Whatever your story is...you have strengths to capitalize on. Here is a guide to crafting your resume to sell yourself ...
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    Top Five Lies Told by Job Candidates

    Top Five Lies Told by Job Candidates
    It pays to know about the five most common (and costly) lies that job applicants are likely to include on their resume. In the business world, every employee has the potential to impact your company’s performance, culture and bottom line. That makes it crucial to avoid hiring the wrong candidate, which could result in a costly and even critical mistake. A ...
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    By Kim Isaacs | Monster Contributing Writer You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. - you might fall victim to discrimination, even ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience

    Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience
    It's a catch-22: You want a job to gain experience, but you can't find a job because previous experience is required. Don't be discouraged. You can still put your best foot forward and have a shot at the job. Follow these steps to create a winning resume: h4. Select the Right Format The two most effective resume formats for entry-level workers ...
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    9 Ways to Ruin Your Ad Agency Interview

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we're trying to reveal, especially in a tense or nerve-wracking situation like a first job interview. In some cases, we might not even realize that our brow is furrowed or that we're repeatedly tapping our toes much to the annoyance of a future employer. A recent survey of hundreds of different ...
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    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions

    Ace the 10 Most Common Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence. 1. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing ...
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb
    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on not looking stupid. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or resume ...
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    The 6 Species of Interviewers

    TYPE 1: The Absentee His Style: Sometimes an interviewer isn't mentally in the room. Maybe his boss dropped a big project on him earlier that day, or maybe he's completely unprepared. How to spot it: •He comes in late. •There is a lag between when you stop speaking and he responds. •His body language says distraction; he plays with his pen, ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry and, if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Job, 5 Tips
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone interview, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
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    What Not to Say During an Interview

    The truth is most people sabotage their own interviews. Instead of putting their best foot forward, they put off the interviewer by acting cocky, unsure of their talent, having bad manners, or by simply acting weird. HRPeople has interviewed several recruitment experts to bring you unbelievable true stories of what actually happens behind interview doors. If you want to land ...
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    Job Experts: How to Stand Apart

    Job Experts: How to Stand Apart
    Just ask any job seeker these days: It's crowded out there. Two new books, "Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0" (Wiley) and "The Job Hunter's Survival Guide" (Ten Speed Press), aim to help the jobless stand apart . Job Front talked last week with the respective authors, David Perry of Canadian-based executive search firm Perry-Martel International and Bay Area resident Richard ...
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    Tap Your Network to Ace the Interview

    1. Get Started “Before reaching out to your network, define the industry, the company or perhaps individuals you would like information about,” suggests Luna Zuniga, a senior technical recruiter with Bluware, an IT consulting company in Houston. Then think carefully about what you need to know about corporate culture, the job’s expectations, the boss, tidbits about the interviewer, etc. Are you ...
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. Grieving Time Before you ...