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    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview
    You've made it to the interview stage! But before you step through that door, make sure you know the basic steps of a successful job interview. Preparation Learn about the company and the position. Check their Web site, use online corporate directories such as Hoovers.com or Yahoo Finance, or request information from the company's public relations department. Your school's reference librarian ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +71
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    Not Enough Experience?

    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: Select the Right Format The two most effective resume formats for entry-level workers are ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Beat Out More Experienced Competition

    Beat Out More Experienced Competition
    It's tough enough landing an entry-level job when you're competing against your peers, but what do you do when more-experienced workers are after the same job you are? This predicament is a common one for new grads and workers these days, due in great part to a lagging economy that has led to significant layoffs. In one MonsterTRAK poll, 90 percent ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Ten Tech Interview Errors

    Ten Tech Interview Errors
    You're there on time, the job description is a perfect match and one look at the office tells you this is the job for you. So what could go wrong?Plenty. Everyone makes mistakes. But according to those who do the interviewing, job seekers for tech positions are prone to a number of common interview blunders. To avoid them, you've got to ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Types of Interviews

    Types of Interviews
    An interview is an interview, right? Actually, depending on the size of the company, you could go through many interviews before the decision is made. Ace each one by knowing what to expect. Screening Interview Usually a member of the personnel department or an outside recruiter conducts this interview, which is meant to weed out unqualified candidates. This interview is ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ

    Top Ten Tips to Boost Your Interview IQ
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview IQ. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Interview Preparation for New Grads

    Interview Preparation for New Grads
    The stakes are high during job interviews, especially when you're a college student who is about to compete for your first job — the one that could launch your career. It's no wonder you'll be nervous. But you can minimize your anxiety and put yourself in a position to win the job by preparing for your interviews thoroughly. Here's how: Research ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?

    You WILL Get Googled...Are You Afraid?
    I like to tell my clients they will be Googled just as surely as it will rain in Portland tonight. The latest survey revealed that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Do you know what they will see when they find you? Online reputation management is a critical piece of your job search. There is just no getting around it, no ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Best (and Worst) Summer Jobs

    The Best (and Worst) Summer Jobs
    What is the best summer job? Before you collect an armful of applications from burger joints and clothing stores, try rephrasing the question -- what's the best summer job for you? Ask Yourself: If you foresee yourself logging a lot of hours over the summer, it makes sense to do it in an environment you enjoy. Ask yourself some of these ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students

    Common Job Interview Questions for Returning College Students
    The resume and cover letter were perfect. You look great on paper and you might just be perfect for the job. Time for the next step: The interview. Odds are good that your interviewer will ask you about your experiences as a returning student. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Selling Your Life Experience

    Selling Your Life Experience
    If you're a non-traditional student, the time off you've taken in your formal education can be an asset to prospective employers. Your life experience gives you several advantages – maturity, professional skills, ambition – that traditional students might lack. The key to getting the job you want is to make sure that your prospective employer gets the best impression of you. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    When in Doubt, Apply

    When in Doubt, Apply
    You’ve discovered an exciting internship or entry-level job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don’t have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your resume anyway. Here’s why: A Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal person for the job. They know -- ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search

    Common Courtesy During Your Job Search
    I love the term “common courtesy,” particularly because we use the phrase when we want to note there’s been a lack of it. Nobody mentions common courtesy when it’s there; they lament its absence and from the number of times we use the phrase, it seems courtesy is actually rather elusive. Rules of etiquette can be daunting, particularly for those unaccustomed ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies

    Researching a Company's Diversity Policies
    The interview's set. Now you want to know if the potential employer does more than talk about diversity. Follow these tips to find out if the company has a proven commitment to hiring a wide range of people. Making the Grade Many business and special-interest publications compile regular lists of employers that back up their diversity efforts with proven results. Forbes ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Common Interview Questions (And Answers)

    Common Interview Questions (And Answers)
    The resume and cover letter were perfect. You look great on paper and you might just be perfect for the job. Time for the next step: The interview. While the job interview can be nerve-wracking, there's a lot you can do to prepare. Knowing what to expect and planning your answers can help you make a winning impression. Start by ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    On-Campus Recruitment: Myths and Realities

    On-Campus Recruitment: Myths and Realities
    If your school's career center has a well-established on-campus recruiting program, consider yourself lucky. It's the first and maybe last time prospective employers will seek you out. That's why it's so critical to understand how on-campus recruiting works -- and doesn't. Let's set the record straight on some prevalent myths. Myth: Only business and technology majors benefit from on-campus recruiting. Reality: ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students

    Internship and Mentoring Programs for African-American Students
    Internships and mentor programs are some of the best ways to get hands-on work experience while you are still in college. They provide valuable opportunities to build up your resume and gain marketable skills while networking with professionals in your field. Below are just some of the many programs geared to minority students: INROADSINROADS places talented minority youth in business and ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Land a Great Internship

    Land a Great Internship
    It's one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common - and wise - solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part time or full time. Easy enough. But how do you get ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Internship Interview Tips

    Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +25
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    The Lady Gaga Effect

    The Lady Gaga Effect
    A recent concept appearing on the Harvard Business Review’s HBR Blog Network caught a lot of attention: the value of a candidate’s “weirdness” in job interviews. The article posted discusses the idea that job seekers can benefit from displaying unusual and unique qualities, interests and conversations to distinguish themselves from the job hunt herd. The Lady Gaga Effect Dubbed the “Lady ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +19
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