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What Job Switchers Want

The latest chapter in the ongoing book on employees and what they really want from their employer finds them pursuing a slightly different Holy Grail than previously reported: challenge.
In a recent global Korn Ferry survey of nearly 2,000 professionals, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) say that if they were to plan on being in the job market this year, it would be because they're looking for a more challenging position while the quest for greater compensation comes in almost dead last as a reason to leave. ...
Mar 27

7 Sneaky Ways to Search For A Job When You Have One

As someone who closed the deal on a new job fairly recently (thanks, Glassdoor!), I can attest firsthand — job seeking when you’re already employed is rough. The last thing you want to do when you get back from a long day at work is plunk down at your laptop to spend hours fine-tuning your resume, cranking out job applications and crafting tailored cover letters. ...
Mar 22

List of Strenghts & Weaknesses: What to Say in Your Interview

As a job candidate, if you're asked the question "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" in an interview, it's important to emphasize what you're good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you're not.
Let's say two candidates—we'll call them Francine and William—have job interviews for a customer service manager position. ...
Mar 3

Why a Little Pessimism Can Help in Your Job Hunt

Let’s say you’ve been job-hunting for a while now. Your significant other is getting impatient, your bank account looks anemic, and you’re feeling pretty blue.
That’s normal, according to longtime career coach Doug Hensch, author of Positively Resilient: 5 ½ Secrets to Beat Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Defeat Anxiety—especially since “in our society, a job is about more than a paycheck. ...
Mar 1

There Are Four Kinds of Job Applicants And Only One Gets the Job

I think I’m a very lucky guy because I often get to interview and hire people.
This might be an unusual perspective because many others dread running a hiring process, but not me. Even if they don’t get the job, candidates I meet during my hiring processes often remark on how much they appreciate the clarity of communication, and the opportunity to share what they did well. ...
Feb 20

21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

2/17/2017 Amy Elisa Jackson 

We have all heard the saying, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume. While many companies use screening software to initially evaluate a candidate’s resume, recruiters are largely the first people you must impress. ...
Feb 17

7 Simple Tips For Beating Job-Search Burnout

Job searching may be at the bottom of your "fun-things-to-do" list—but that might just be because you’ve hit the "job search wall." It happens to the best of us, and it’s pretty common. But it can be reversed!
"Looking for a job is a universal source of anxiety," says Steve Dalton, author of The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. ...
Feb 15

7 Tips to Make Interview Nerves Disappear

You’ve landed an interview for your next big career move – a goal you have been working towards for a long time. You have all the experience required and you know you’d be a great fit but there’s one problem – your interview nerves are setting in. ...
Feb 8

Ask a Resume Writer: How Do I Include Soft Skills on My Resume?

1/18/2017 Anish Majumdar 


“Are soft skills worth highlighting on a resume? And if so, what’s a good way to do it?”
First things first: Yes, soft skills do play an important role in hiring. ...
Jan 18

How Not To (And How To) List Education On Your Resume

1/11/2017 Jennifer Broflowski 



When listing your education provide the institution you attended, degree and your major(s). If you have multiple degrees, you should start with your most advanced degree then work your way down (Master’s – Bachelor’s – Associate’s). ...
Jan 11

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