Career Tips Your Father Would Approve Of

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Most of us, no matter how old we are, still want the approving nods from our parents as we navigate our careers. After all, they know us better than anyone, want what’s best for us and are armed with wise perspectives that come from a lifetime of experiences. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to… Read more »

Balancing Your Personal Life Can Do Wonders for Your Job Too!

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There is not one definition for life-balance. It seems to be different for everyone. However, if you can achieve contentment in your personal life, that happiness is likely to spill over into your life at work. You can imagine—or perhaps you know from experience—that people with tumultuous or melancholic lives outside of work are likely… Read more »

Tips That Can Help You Change Your Career Without Skipping a Beat

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Switching careers can seem risky and daunting. Other times you don’t have a choice –you’re laid off or you’ve taken too many pay cuts. The average American worker changes jobs five to seven times in a lifetime. Career change is a journey, a continual process that requires a lot of time and energy, patience and… Read more »

Pay Attention to Your Body Language During a Job Interview

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What candidates do in a job interview is often more important than what they say. It’s important to be aware of your body language—even if the interviewer isn’t conscious of it, she is making constant judgments about your attitude and personality as conveyed by your posture, your eye contact and even your hand gestures. In… Read more »

Avoid Adding These Things to Your Resume

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Of course, you’d never include lies or false information on your resume, and you always try your absolute best to avoid making grammatical and spelling mistakes. Those are obvious. Here is a list of other items to omit from your resume. Personal information Don’t include your age, sexual orientation, political views or even hobbies. You… Read more »

3 Communication Skills That Will Help You During Phone Interviews

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Phone interviews are a cost-effective way of screening candidates and determining whether to advance them to the next round of the hiring process. Sometimes these interviews are conducted by an HR representative; sometimes by a whole panel of screeners. They average 20 to 30 minutes in length. Because the entire interview must be completed without… Read more »