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    Are You Blaming Self for Being Unemployed?

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    Recently, while looking around LinkedIn, I came across an article that intrigued me. It was about a book titled Flawed System/Flawed Self, written by Ofer Sharone, who taught at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he was assistant professor of work and employment research. I ordered the book and found it amazing. The author digs …

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    Get to Know Your Worth… With Tech

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    this is businessman doing his work during a coffee-break

    You may recall a time, not too long ago, when we talked about showing your worth for the betterment of your career. Yet and still, in order to do that, it is necessary to know and understand what you’re worth in the grand scheme of things. …

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    5 Ways to Assess Cultural Fit Before Accepting a Job

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    When you land a job interview, you research the company’s website to see how you’re a good fit for them. You make note of the prospect’s history and accomplishments, prepping yourself to acknowledge the company’s good qualities and figuring out how you’ll sell yourself as a positive contribution to the team in your interview.

    When …

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    What Is My Dream Job?

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    You’ll read hundreds of articles online about how to chase your dream job, but are too scared to chase it. But what if you’ve got no idea what you dream job is?

    Some surveys suggest that as few as 30% of the population work in their dream jobs; often people know they’re not happy in …

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    Why Bother with a Thank-You Letter?

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    Many years ago, in the pre-e-mail era, I snail-mailed my thank-you letter after an interview and was told later by the director of human resources that my thank-you letter was the decisive factor in the company’s offering me the job.

    As a career coach, I frequently guide people through such job seekers’ dilemmas. Many of …

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    My Qualifications Are Perfect But Still No Offer

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    The moment a job seeker gets notified to come in for an interview, the person’s personality, mood, energy level, and enthusiasm change radically. Such changes are common and logical because the first obstacle to being selected has been hurdled. “Oh, what a relief it is,” like the old Alka-Seltzer commercial used to say. But then, …

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    Social Media Mistakes Candidates Make During Job Search

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    Social media can both advance and hinder your career depending on how you use it. Most of the recruiters admit that they look at candidates’ social media profiles before making their decision. Therefore, you have to be careful about how you use social media and who can see your posts. You probably don’t want to …

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    The Foundation of Charismatic Interviewing

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    The most effective interviewees know how to engage a hiring manager or recruiter with candid, interesting conversation. There is a charisma and confidence to them that draws others into their way of thinking.

    Their influential abilities resonate throughout both their professional and personal life. This includes those with whom they interview.

    Specifically, charismatic interviewees are …

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    How to Answer “Why Do You Want To Work Here?”

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    It’s one of the most common interview questions out there (rather unsurprisingly) and is almost universally used as an interview icebreaker. It’s a natural question, of course; hiring managers want to work out whether you’re a good fit.

    It may seem like a fairly straightforward starter, after all you have probably already thought about why …

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    How to Use Personality Tests in Your Job Search

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    Searching for a job — including studying and preparing for a job — can be a difficult task. For every person who has known they wanted to be a fireman or nurse since they were five years old, there are many more who need help honing in on a career. They also need some guidance …

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