Posts Tagged 'job search'

20 Common Interview Questions

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Interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking. Let’s dissect the situation: a stranger, who has the power to hire you and shape your career as well as the ability to determine your financial stability, asks you what seems like a thousand questions about your goals, work habits, work ethic, and employment history. Not scary at all, right? 

A quote by Benjamin Franklin states, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” To avoid feelings of fear and distress before an interview, do ...

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7 Ways to Try on a New Career Before Deciding on It

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Are you unhappy with your career but afraid to make a change because you’re not sure you’ll like it? You may have an idea about what you’d like to do next, but how do you know it’s the right choice? 

We all want to be happy and fulfilled at work. We want something that utilizes skills we like using and feels meaningful to us. 

The Law of attraction tells us that to create what we want; we need to be in vibrational ...

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Strategies for Employee Career Development

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Are you currently at a loss regarding how to develop the techniques to use for career development? Or are you presently feeling trapped and unappreciated within your organization? Do you no longer derive any feeling of meaning or purpose from what you do for a living?  

Within the practice of human resources, we have often observed and counseled, questioned, and helped employees in and similar situations with requisite career advice. Human resource practitioners have developed strategies that can assist employees within ...

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It’s Not About Your Job; It’s About Your Life!

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When it comes to job search and career development, I think 99% of the population has it wrong and “does it backward.” This realization comes from my more than 25 years of experience as a Career Coach and working with thousands of clients. 

Looking back, I believe that this opinion has been developing in my mind for many years. But it was only recently that my thoughts crystallized into a form that I could express in a concise message.  

New clients often ...

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How To Ace Telephone Job Interviews

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Telephone interviews are different than live interviews and require different strategies for the job-seeker to be successful.  When I ask new coaching clients to assess their interview technique, they never distinguish between phone and live interviews.  Many clients don’t even realize that brief phone interactions are mini-interviews. When a long phone call is scheduled, some of my clients refer to it as a “screen.” They say this as if this is something different or even less than an interview.

Make no mistake:  ...

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10 Tips for Finding a Job as a Recent Graduate

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Do not let your job search get the best of you. It is not as hard as it may feel. With a few pointers and a little bit of hard work, you will be on your way to your dream job! Here are our top 10 tips for finding a career as a recent graduate.

1. Career Goals
Plan out your career goals. If you do not already have a general idea of what careers or industries interest you, it is time ...

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So You Finished Your Education, Now What?

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You’ve spent the last few years working hard to earn your educational degree or certificate, and now the pressure is on for you to find work.

You believed that finding a job would be a breeze once you obtained your degree or certificate. However, since you had started your job search nearly a year ago, you’ve come to realize that it’s NOT THAT EASY! You’ve submitted your resume and applications over and over again, only to admit finding a job is ...

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Did I Make the Right Career Choice?

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We often find ourselves at work dreaming of another career.  It’s common to feel like you’ve made the wrong choice.  You aren’t alone.  Know that you don’t have to spend every day just wondering “what if.” Whether it was the right choice at the time, you’re aware of your feelings and know it’s time for a career change. 

Now is the time to do something about it.  Unsure of where to start, register at www.polishingtheprofessional.com.  We can help you figure out ...

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Ways to Spring Clean Your Job Search

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Every year, millions of people set out to spring clean their homes and garages. Spring is also the perfect time to clean your job search image. It’s the time for renewal and clarity.

1. Clean Your Workspace Area
Clear paperwork piles, file paperwork, discard unnecessary paperwork and organize your workspace.

2. Email
Delete or archive old emails.

3. Dust Off Your Resume
Your resume should reflect your current targeted goals and communicates what your “experience” brings to the table. If your resume is more than two ...

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How to Prepare Your Resume

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A good resume is what will help you land an interview for your dream job. If you appropriately tailor your resume, you will hear back from almost every job opportunity. Before you start working on your resume, you need to outline your skills and experiences relevant to the job. Once you have listed all your qualifications, you can prepare your resume for your job application.

Follow These Steps When Drafting Your Resume

1. Choose the correct resume format.
There are three standard resume ...

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