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  • Got A Job Offer? Don't Blow It Now!
    by Thea Kelley - July 18, 2017
    In the job interview process, getting the offer may seem like 'the easy part. But mishandling this big moment can cost you thousands in lost salary – or even the job. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins This post is based on chapter 17 of my book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview. The Big Moment: Getting the Job O...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - June 29, 2017
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...
  • Why the Uselessness of Job Interviews is Utter Nonsense
    by Lisa Rangel - June 29, 2017
    On April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.” The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews. The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie. I had 14 people contact me and ask me what I thought about the article. I don...
  • What To Do When A Job Recruiter Calls You
    by Michelle Dumas - June 21, 2017
    Job searching can feel like a never-ending quest. The seemingly unending polish of your resume and cover letter, and relentless searching for position postings that match most (if not all) of your career must-haves. It can be exasperating to not hear back from the companies you originally thought would call you within minutes of your submission. So when a job recruiter calls you, it can be tempting to simply ask “wher...
  • The Most Important Interview Prep You're Probably Not Doing - But Should Be
    by Lindsey Pollak - June 19, 2017
    What kinds of interviews yield the best candidates? According to research from Glassdoor Economic Research, more difficult interviews lead to more satisfied employees. And that can be daunting if you’re the candidate — whether you’re a recent college grad, trying to score an internship, or looking for a big career leap. Chances are you’ve probably put most of your effort into practicing responses to...
  • Self-Respect & Integrity In Your Job Search
    by Georgia Adamson - June 15, 2017
    Wouldn’t it be great if job searching were a “piece of cake,” with no real challenges or speed-bumps to get past? Theoretically, that would mean you wouldn’t face any serious tests of your self-respect and integrity during the job search. Is that likely to happen in practice? Maybe not. Even the best-planned and -executed job search campaign can encounter obstacles. The list of possible obstructions...
  • Unconscious Biases in the Hiring Process
    by Debra Wheatman - June 12, 2017
    Although most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased, and that we can make objective assessments to reach fair and rational conclusions, this is nearly impossible. Scientists postulate that when the brain is overloaded with information, it creates shortcuts to process that information, and uses past experiences to draw assumptions. Hidden, or unconscious, biases are part of the human condition. Even the most open-mind...
  • 3 Signs You Might Be Accepting the Wrong Job
    by Lisa Rangel - June 6, 2017
    Almost nothing is worse than accepting a job that you were excited about, only to come to realize months later that you hate it. And to make matters worse, when you really think about it, the reasons why you hate it were right in front of you during the interview process. But you ignored them. If you are currently in the interview process, then make note of these 3 signs to avoid taking a job you will eventually hate:...
  • How My New Assistant Landed the Job
    by Stacey Lane - June 6, 2017
    I recently hired an assistant—someone to work remotely with me on projects, social media and client management. Even though this person won’t be working out of my office in Portland, Oregon, I decided to advertise the position locally. I know that there’s a lot of talent in this city, and given the flexible hours and OK-ish pay, I thought I’d have a pretty good chance at finding a fit. I was blown away...
  • Be Prepared To Demonstrate The Things That Employers Value
    by Bob Roth - June 2, 2017
    As college graduates enter to world of work, employers will be watching them and evaluating their job performance. New employees are expected to accept the culture, fit in and prove that they belong. Employers want new employees to hit the ground running, perform at a high level and impress everyone they work with or encounter. In other words, recent grads must earn their way into the company by making solid contributions....