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The Likability Factor:  A Complete Guide to Making a Great First Impression and Boosting Your Job Interview Success

The Likability Factor: A Complete Guide to Making a Great First Impression and Boosting Your Job Interview Success

Candidate likability and its influence on hiring decisions, is something recruiters don’t like to talk about, and organizations may flat out deny. But despite the use of objective scoring systems, many hiring decisions are still based on feelings.   Likability and interview success: How likability influences decision making How instant judgments happen What makes a […]

February 7, 2023 | By | Reply More
Show Me the Money! Four Key Things to Know Before Talking About Salary In a Job Interview

Show Me the Money! Four Key Things to Know Before Talking About Salary In a Job Interview

  Are you ready to talk about salary in your next interview? Learn how to prepare yourself for salary negotiations–and win!   When it involves salary, US companies are still lagging behind–and dragging their behinds–on pay transparency. And, when it comes to supporting or enforcing it, lawmakers aren’t moving fast enough, either. No matter how […]

January 25, 2023 | By | Reply More
The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Next Job Interview (Even When You’re Still Employed)

The Ultimate Guide to Acing Your Next Job Interview (Even When You’re Still Employed)

Acing your next interview now means that, should you need (or want) to find a new job tomorrow, you have covered all your bases.   If you’re happily employed, particularly in today’s job market, you have much for which to be grateful. Aside from the obvious reasons, you also have the perfect opportunity to set […]

January 12, 2023 | By | Reply More
Resume Core Competencies — How to Make Them Count!

Resume Core Competencies — How to Make Them Count!

For many professionals, core competencies are just a part of who they are. This can make it difficult to express them on their resumes. . Professionals at mid- and advanced-stages of their careers are expected to have proficiencies relevant to their fields. “Core competencies,” as they’re often called, refer to high levels of proficiencies individuals […]

January 4, 2023 | By | Reply More
11 Bad Remote Work Habits to Kick in 2023

11 Bad Remote Work Habits to Kick in 2023

  Are you letting bad work from home habits ruin what should be a positive work experience for you and your family? Here is expert advice on how to keep them from destroying your productivity and career.   According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 27.6 million people today work from their homes. This […]

January 2, 2023 | By | 1 Reply More
Why do interviewers ask, “What is your greatest weakness?” And how to beat them at their own game.

Why do interviewers ask, “What is your greatest weakness?” And how to beat them at their own game.

“What is your greatest weakness?” It’s a question most candidates dread, and frankly it’s a bit offensive. A complete stranger asking you to reveal a flaw, without reciprocating, and then deciding your fate based partially on your answer. Here’s why they do this and what you can do.   In this article: Is the “Greatest […]

December 28, 2022 | By | Reply More
Professional Side Gigs to Keep Your Skills (and Resume) Sharp

Professional Side Gigs to Keep Your Skills (and Resume) Sharp

Recently laid off and want to keep your skills current and avoid big gaps in your resume? Here are 48 side side gig platforms just for professionals.   When you think about the gig economy, what images come to mind? Drivers racing to deliver groceries or lunches? Or couriers weaving in and out of traffic? […]

December 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
3 Awkward Interview Questions Commonly Asked (And How to Respond)

3 Awkward Interview Questions Commonly Asked (And How to Respond)

Talking about yourself under pressure is enough to make anyone freeze. Here’s help to answer a few of the more difficult interview questions. We’ll probably never enjoy being interviewed for a job. In fact, three questions, in particular, are at the top of the Most Dreaded Job Interview Questions list. To help you ace them, […]

December 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
Do Buzzwords and Cliches Make Your Resume Sound Less Powerful?

Do Buzzwords and Cliches Make Your Resume Sound Less Powerful?

  “Resume buzzwords have two major problems. First, everyone uses them, so they’re not going to help you stand out. More importantly? They’re vague, and don’t really tell hiring managers anything about your qualifications.” SmartRecruiters.com   In today’s job market, you have only a few options that will ensure you land an interview: being born […]

December 7, 2022 | By | Reply More
Yes, You Need a Resume Summary Statement. Here’s Why.

Yes, You Need a Resume Summary Statement. Here’s Why.

Do you really need a resume summary? Yes, you do! Studies have shown over half of recruiter-scanned resumes were disregarded for missing a professional summary statement.   In this post: What is a Resume Summary? How a resume summary helps your interview chances. Why resumes lack professional summary statements. Writing a resume summary. Free resume […]

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