Job Interview Hairstyles For Men

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If you’re a man applying for a job, it is easy to overlook hairstyles as part of your preparation, particularly if you have short hair. But whether your hair is long or short, what you do with it wi[...]

Job Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Typical advice to job candidates concerning job interviews often goes along the lines of, “Be honest; just be yourself.” That’s actually terrible advice, however, since many job candidates do no[...]

Dress For Interview Success

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You can be the best job candidate in the world as far as your skills are concerned and still not get a job if you don’t know how to dress right for an interview. First impressions are everything, as[...]

How To Address Salary Requirements In A Cover Letter

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How should you address the issue of salary requirements when you’re submitting a cover letter to a potential employer? In general, the best rule of thumb is … don’t. You actually want to put[...]

Career Planning For Your Lifestyle

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The standard wisdom when it comes to life planning is to choose your career and let your lifestyle follow. The reality however is that not many of us would be happy if we planned our lives this way—[...]

Job Interview Hairstyles For Women

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What you do with your hair during an interview matters. If you’re a woman, how you can style your hair will depend largely on the length of your hair, but some styles are definitely better than othe[...]

Employer Focused Cover Letters

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When you write an employer-focused cover letter, the idea is that you are writing a cover letter with the employer’s needs at the forefront of your mind. Before you get started, think about what the[...]

Secrets To Writing A Great Cover Letter

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Your cover letter can be just as critical as your resume when it comes to landing a job, but most of us have read a lot more advice on how to write a resume than how to write a cover letter. Setting a[...]

Drowning In Job Rejections? You’re Not Alone

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If you’re tired of people telling you things like, “I found a job in two weeks. Why haven’t you found a job in two years? You’re not looking hard enough,” check out some of these stories gra[...]

How Many Versions Of Your Resume Do You Need?

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Job seekers are often discouraged to realize that they can’t prepare just one resume and expect to find a job. Once you find out you need multiple resumes to run an effective job search, your next q[...]

What Generation Y Needs To Know About Getting A Job

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When growing up, the majority of the Gen Y population was told to dream big; that they could accomplish anything that they set their minds to. Fast forward two decades and these bright-eyed, big dream[...]

Costly Resume Mistakes

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Your resume is your foot in the door when you’re applying for a job. If you can’t get that far, you won’t get anywhere. If you can manage to snag an interview opportunity, however, you have a sh[...]

How To Find Unadvertised Jobs

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A lot of job openings are never advertised—studies suggest that these invisible job opportunities may account for as many as 60% of all job openings. Why not advertise openings? Not advertising an o[...]

What Is The Purpose Of A Performance Review?

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Think about the last performance review that you took at work. You probably had to check some boxes, and maybe (but probably not), answer some short questions about your performance and your feelings [...]

Job Interview Attire For Women

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When you attend a job interview, as a general rule you should always dress just slightly more formally than you would expect to on the job. Most job postings will list whether a job is business formal[...]

10 Simple Ways To Protect Your Privacy At Work

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When you spend eight or more hours at the office each day, it can be a challenge to get around to everything else you need to get done—making appointments, attending appointments, running errands, k[...]

Interview Do’s And Don’ts

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Getting ready for your next job interview? Here is a quick list of suggestions for things you should do during an interview and things you should absolutely not do during an interview. It isn’t comp[...]

Tips To Cure A Hangover Before Work

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that applies to your hangover, too. The best way to deal with a hangover is not to get one. We’re guessing that if you’re here, you already do,[...]

Ways To Get Thrown Out Of A Job Interview

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You know what to do at your next job interview to score a job, right? But do you know what not to do? We’re going to share with you a list of mistakes which can throw you out of the running for a jo[...]

How To Know If Your Interview Is Going Well

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When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s easy to feel like everything is going badly, even when it’s going well. This is because so many of us get nervous at job interviews. And some hiring mana[...]

What Does A Good Cover Letter Look Like?

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Many candidates find the idea of a cover letter a bit confusing. It’s common to skip it altogether, or to simply iterate the contents of the resume in the cover letter. Neither are helpful. The cove[...]

5 Steps To A Better Resume

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If you already have a resume, that’s a great start to your job search. But do you have a really great resume? There are probably steps you can take right now to make your resume stronger. Here are f[...]

Keeping Your New Year’s Job Resolutions

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On New Year’s Eve, a lot of us pause and think about our New Year’s resolutions for a while. But how often do you think about them during the year? It’s more than halfway through January now. Ha[...]

How To Avoid Fatigue At Work

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Feeling fatigued at the workplace is such a common problem as to be almost ubiquitous. How many people do you know who aren’t tired at work? Okay, most of us know at least one. That person is always[...]

How Creative Should Your Resume Be?

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No matter what job industry you’re applying for, odds are good you’ll need a resume to do it. The idea of the resume is a classic one, but with so many emerging technologies and markets, some peop[...]

How To Deal With Overqualifications When Job Hunting

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Are you more than qualified for the job you’re applying for? It might sound like an asset, being able to easily do a job with your eyes closed, but in reality, it’s often enough to prevent you fro[...]

Ways You Can Be Happier At Work

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There are plenty of different reasons you might be unhappy at work. Maybe you hate your job—in which case, the best thing you can do is probably find a new one as soon as possible. Or maybe you don[...]

Why Do You Want To Change Jobs?

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While the answer to this question may be simple, it may not be something you want to share truthfully at your next interview. That all depends on what the reason is. This is a tough question to answer[...]

Are You Underappreciated At Work?

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You’ve just finished a huge project which you worked on for months at the office, and it’s been a success. You’ve made the company money and brought recognition to your team—and yet nobody[...]

5 Hot Careers To Watch In 2013

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“What do you want to do for a living?” It’s a question all of us have been asked by friends, families, teachers, and advisors many times, but it’s a tough one to answer. It’s one thing to pi[...]

What Not To Ask In An Interview

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Odds are you’ve put some thought into what questions you should ask at your job interview, but have you taken the time to think about questions you should avoid asking? Asking the wrong questions ca[...]

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Or Not?

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Every workplace has a different policy on BYOD—that’s “bring your own device,” if you don’t already know. Some offices are hard set against the use of personal mobile devices for nonwork app[...]

Benefits Of Getting A Degree From An Online College

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When you apply for a job, you might think that the best kind of degree to have under your belt would be one from a traditional four-year college. In reality, times are changing quickly, and online uni[...]

Is Social Networking Helping Or Hurting Your Job Search?

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There is some disagreement over whether social networking is an indispensible ingredient in a successful job search or an actual hindrance to finding a job. The reality is probably a bit of both—and[...]

How Not To Start Your Cover Letter

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While writing a cover letter, your first instinct is probably (not inappropriately) to start your cover letter like this: “I am applying for the (full time/part time) position of (Job Title) at (Com[...]

Do You Really Need A Degree To Start Your Career?

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A lot of us were raised to believe that the thing to do after high school is get a college degree. In some cases, this makes a great deal of sense. In others, however, it doesn’t make much at all. T[...]