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    Advanced Interviewing Tactics for the Recent Graduate

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    As a recent college graduate, if you want to interview at a higher level, you must approach your interactions with hiring managers in a methodical, mature manner. Part of this means understanding persuasion techniques as well as changing your pre-interviewing preparation habits.

    Over the course of the next few articles, I’ll discuss some tactics that …

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    How to Be More Persuasive at Work

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    Little is accomplished alone. To achieve complex goals, we often must rely upon the hard work and cooperation from those around us.

    Therefore, our ability to be persuasive will either further our capacity to lead a successful, lucrative career or it will greatly hinder our odds of achieving our full potential.

    By learning how to …

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    Increasing Your Concentration to Improve Interviewing Performance

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    The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue career goals with more vigor and accuracy.

    Attention allows us to retrieve pertinent information from our memory, evaluate an event or hiring manager’s mood, then …

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    Getting Your Foot in the Door: 3 Strategies to Break Into a New Career

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    Most working professionals have considered trying something different as a career. However, many are unable to successfully switch into a new career path because they lack key insight into the tactics that will get them noticed by hiring managers who can facilitate a significant career move.

    Instead of going about their job search as they …

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    Being Persuasive, Personable and Positive During the Interview Process

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    With the economy significantly improving, launching a successful job search has become slightly less labor intensive. Regardless, job seekers who are looking to execute a fruitful employment search in today’s corporate environment ought to become familiar with advanced interviewing, persuasion and positivity strategies. If used properly, these tactics yield a higher salary, heightened confidence and more …

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    Building Confidence by Staying in a Positive State of Mind

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    Any sales professional will tell you that their numbers will significantly decline or raise with their expectations. Much of this has to stem from the fact that individuals who expect negative outcomes will become less resilient, utilize a mere fraction of their creative mindset and will appear less confident in front of a potential buyer.

    Interviewing, …

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    5 Steps for Becoming an Indispensable Leader

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    Indispensable leaders make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.

    They understand that each day of leading is a challenge and embrace the hurdles they encounter rather than circumvent those obstacles.

    These are the individuals who accept full responsibility for the performance of their people. They embrace the …

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    Writing a Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major

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    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “I majored in _______, therefore I feel my career options are limited.”

    That statement is not only illogical, but it couldn’t be further from reality.  Regardless of what it says on your degree, you could and should still relentlessly pursue your …

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    Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View

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    After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary.

    The most common mistake we have seen is that interviewees do not know how to accurately gauge if a company is likely to be amenable to accepting a …

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    How to Become More Influential Around the Office

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    Have you ever noticed that well-respected and influential people around the office walk an emotional and behavioral tightrope?

    Seemingly effortlessly, they exercise the ability to be accommodating when necessary, yet strong and assertive when it counts.

    Since they operate in accordance with a given situation, these individuals are more likely to obtain the status, pay, …

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