3 Ways to Take the Scary Out of Interviewing

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Yes, job interviews can be scary. It’s your one chance to make a good first impression on your potential employer. You whole, entire career rests with an interviewer who will decide in the first few minutes whether or not they like you. Okay, maybe that’s a big dramatic. But it’s still a stressful experience for… Read more »

Honesty Is the Best Policy When It Comes to Discussing How You Got Fired

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If you’ve been fired in the past—even if it was unjust—then job interviews are probably a little more stressful than they need to be. You’re dreading that question: why did you leave your last job? It’s a fair question, and it’s a common, so you know it’s coming. But it’s still uncomfortable. But it’s totally… Read more »

Public Speaking Tips That Can Help You at Work

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The fear of public speaking is really common. And in extreme cases, it’s paralyzing. Some people completely freeze up, unable to remember anything they were supposed to say. But if you’re comfortable doing it, it can be a really valuable skill. Many employers are looking for effective public speakers, especially in leadership positions. Here are… Read more »

Why Preparation Should be Your Job Search Weapon of Choice

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Finding a job is never easy. But if you go about it the right way, you can find something suited for you—a job you’re qualified for, that challenges you, and that helps you achieve your long-term goals. And the best thing you can do, before you do anything else, is to prepare. Here’s why preparation… Read more »

Millennial Month: How to Plant the Seeds For a Fruitful Career

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So you’re just starting out in your career and you need to make sure you get off on the right foot. And if you lay the right groundwork, you absolutely will. In fact, there are a lot of things you can do right now that will pay off later on. Here’s how you can plant… Read more »

How Do You Know Your Interview Went Well?

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You know that feeling—you bounce out of the interview room with confidence! You know it went well, though you can’t quite put your finger on why. You just feel good about the whole job interview and you’re pretty sure you got the job. Or that you at least impressed them. But there’s always that doubt… Read more »

4 Ways to Hurdle Job Search Barriers

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Every job search is bound to have it’s barriers and setbacks. After all, it’s an ambitious endeavor and if it were easy, people would be switching jobs all the time, every time they got frustrated at work. And the best ways to get your application and resume noticed is by taking the more challenging route,… Read more »

You Do Not Need To Spend 20 Minutes On a Job Application

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Filling out job applications can be frustrating! There’s no guarantee that you’ll hear back, and sometimes it doesn’t seem worth the effort. You might fill out several dozen applications only to land one or two interviews. In fact, you might not hear back from several of them at all and you wonder whether the online… Read more »

Who Can I Use as a Job Reference?

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Excellent question. A job reference is not something to take lightly. It’s tempting to put your best friend since grade school on there because you know they’ll say glowing things. Or that best friend’s mom—you’ve always been her favorite. But chances are they won’t be able to say much that’s really useful for a hiring… Read more »

What Skilled Jobs Are Hiring?

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Baby boomers have filled a lot of our country’s skilled trade jobs for decades. But as that generation retires, those jobs need to be filled. In fact, 62% of companies are currently struggling to fill important skilled trade positions and almost three-fourths of those companies predict that they’ll have a significant shortfall of those workers… Read more »