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5 Ways to Successfully Close an Interview

Close the Interview

If you’ve landed an interview in this tough job market, you should congratulate yourself. You’ve made it through some of the most frustrating parts of the job search process, and now you just need to rely on yourself to excel in this last part to land the job you’ve been after. Although the entire interview [...]

iWork: Should I Listen to Music While At Work?

Music at Work

Music is a stress reliever to many people. It can also be a great way to tune out the distractions around you and keep your focus on the task at hand. Although this might be beneficial when you’re cleaning your house or driving on a road trip, should you listen to music in the workplace? [...]

7 Ways to Instantly Make the Interviewer Reject You

Rejected Job Offer

No one will argue that interviews are a nerve-racking experience. But there are certain things some candidates do that ruin their chances from the start – pretty much making it impossible to recover. Do you do any of the following during a job interview? If so, you might be sabotaging your chances at landing a [...]

Are You Qualified to Write Your Own Resume?

Resume

Recently, Heather Huhman offered insightful advice in her Career Rocketeer article Should You Hire a Resume Writer? and if you’re debating this question internally or with your spouse I suggest you check it out. To take Heather’s expert opinion one step further, I think in a perfect world 90% of today’s job seekers would want [...]

Should You Hire a Resume Writer?

Resume Writer

Many job seekers struggle with one major aspect of the job search: selling themselves. It can feel weird to talk yourself up during an interview—and, to most, it feels like you’re “bragging” about your accomplishments and past experiences, which can feel uncomfortable. But an employer won’t know how you’ll benefit the company unless you tell [...]

5 Types of Irritating Co-Workers and How to Deal

Annoying Coworkers

No matter how much research you do on a potential employment opportunity, there’s always one thing that’s completely out of your control—your co-workers. After you’re hired, you might find yourself in a situation with at least one – if not several – folks that you just don’t get along with. Do any of these types [...]

5 Phone Interview Mistakes You’re Making & How to Avoid Them

Phone Interview Mistakes

The phone interview is an important step in the hiring process—and not something to be blown off or overlooked just because it’s less formal than an in-person interview. This is often your first interaction with an employer, so make it a great first impression by avoiding the following mistakes that job seekers commonly make: Mistake [...]

How to Overcome a Bad Internship or Job Experience

Bad Job Experience

Everyone has had a bad job experience—perhaps your boss was incompetent, your daily assignments were beyond boring, or you didn’t feel comfortable in the environment. In searching for an internship or new job, you don’t always know what you’re walking into. And, unfortunately, some of those new career opportunities don’t turn out to be as [...]

5 Job Hunt Research Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

Job Search Mistakes

Walking into an interview? You better know what the company does and who its competitors are. Thinking of relocating for better career opportunities? You should know where to look for information on companies hiring in the area before moving. Are you using research to your advantage in your job search? Take a look at these [...]

5 Thank You Note Mistakes You’re Making and How to Avoid Them

Follow Up

Once you’ve landed an interview opportunity, you may be breathing a sigh of relief when it’s over. However, you’re not out of the woods just yet—how you treat the post-interview experience is just as important as the interview itself. Have you been properly following-up after an interview? How about sending a thank you note to [...]