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When applying for jobs, you have plenty of options. Hiring managers want to know exactly what interests you about their opening. At first glance, “Why do you want the job?” seems like a relatively simple question, but putting your reasons for applying into an impressive response can be more challenging than you realize. Despite its… Read more »

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Attending a job fair can be a great way to gain exposure to a variety of employers in just a few hours’ time. This is a golden opportunity to meet with recruiters and establish a personal connection while submitting your resume. Of course, all job fairs aren’t created equal, so pay close attention to the… Read more »

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The job search process has changed a lot in the past decade. If you’ve been with the same company — or out of the workforce — for the last 10 years, you need to get up to speed before jumping back in. Technology has largely guided the transformation, causing a shift in everything from the… Read more »

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As an ambitious professional, you’re constantly looking forward. Now that we’re in the second month of 2017, you need to start figuring out what you’ll accomplish in your career this year. Creating a plan now gives you plenty of time to achieve some pretty lofty goals in the next 11 months. Follow these four steps… Read more »

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If you’re like most people, job interviews are always a bit nerve-wracking. Being in the hot seat getting grilled by the hiring manager and other team members can be trying — to say the least — but some questions can easily send you into a tailspin if you’re not properly prepared. Hiring managers want the… Read more »

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Attendance is critical in any job where employees deal with customers. In other words, coming to work when scheduled – and being on time – is essential to all jobs, even if the customers are internal. If you tolerate chronic tardiness on the part of even one team member, the problem will quickly mushroom. Morale… Read more »

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You’ve been out of the workforce for awhile, but now you’re ready to return to the office. As a savvy job seeker, you rearranged your resume into a functional format, which caught the eye of the hiring manager and you’ve been invited for an interview. During the meeting, you will be questioned about your resume… Read more »

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When interviewing candidates, hiring managers take more than each person’s skills and experience into consideration. You might be the candidate most qualified for the job, but if you don’t seem enthused about the work, you won’t get hired. Simply put, skills can be learned, but a passion for the work is innate. Hiring managers think… Read more »

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The hiring process can be very time-consuming, so many employers screen candidates with a first-round phone interview. Much shorter than an in-person interview, those conducted on the phone are a quick way to separate solid contenders from those who just won’t cut it. Many people make the mistake of taking a phone interview too casually…. Read more »

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First things first, Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2017 has arrived already, but now that it’s here, you need to hit the ground running in your quest for a new job. Whether you vowed to finally start looking for new opportunities in January or are continuing what you started back in 2016, this… Read more »