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    So Tell Me, What Are Your Weaknesses?

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    This is one of the most dreaded interview questions, but if you understand the reason interviewers ask it and what they’re looking to uncover, you’ll see that you can certainly prepare for it.

    The question about your weaknesses comes fairly soon after the interview begins and typically after such a question as, What are your …

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    Telling Good Stories Can Win You the Job!

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    Looking for a workable approach that can effectively set you far apart from other candidates who are vying for the same positions as you and help you become the candidate of choice? Crafting and effectively telling good stories that visually illustrate what is unique, professionally, about you can accomplish precisely that! Why? Because most other …

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    Are You Just Looking for a Job, or Do You have a Campaign Going?

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    No one needs to reiterate that today’s is a difficult job market that is unprecedented in recent times or that regrettably, many people are looking for jobs for extended amounts of time—sometimes for years! As a career coach, I often work with such people, and I notice that they have things in common: None of …

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    Hints for a Successful Job Search

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    This week, I will give you general hints that will expedite your job search process.

    1. Never underestimate the importance of networking (including face-to-face networking and social media networking):

    You should never underestimate the importance of networking, including face-to-face networking and social media networking. Many people get job offers by going to job fairs and information …

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    Pursuing Jobs Where You Are Not A Good Fit

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    Pursuing jobs where you are not a good fit…

    My client was approached about a job where she was not necessarily a good fit. She asked me if she should pursue the position.

    My response was yes! They approached her. Talk is cheap. Plus, it was good practice on multiple levels.

    Resume

    This is a …

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    6 Things to Never Say During an Interview

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    Believe it or not, it only takes one sentence to turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. After 10 years of running a recruiting firm, I can tell you that interviewers actively seek out the negative traits in the job seekers whom they meet.

    Be aware that the following sentences and phrases turn employers off and, thus …

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    Don’t Let Gotcha! Job Interview Questions Getcha!

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    A hiring manager for a Fortune 500 company has just posted a mid-level position she needs to fill. Soon, she can expect the job applications to start rolling in with a vengeance. Hundreds, and perhaps even thousands of them, depending upon the position! Her challenge at that point? To reduce, as quickly and as efficiently as possible, the …

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    How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates, Part 3

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    Cigarette advertising was banned from radio and television in 1971. In addition, while not legislated, many television networks have made it a policy to eliminate advertising of alcoholic beverages… or restrict such advertising based upon the age of program viewership. Both of these actions were intended to eliminate negative influencing of impressionable audiences. With such …

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    Perfect Fit for the Position? Expect to Lose!

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    I was a Perfect Fit for the Position!

    I have heard it over and over about how you are a perfect fit for the position.

    I hate to tell you that, if you are really a perfect fit for the position, you will almost always lose!

    WHAT???

    Let’s start at the beginning of the hiring …

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    Plan for a “Tech Day” when Starting a New Job

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    How fast can you come up to speed? Of course, we all want to say right away and that we’ll hit the ground running.

    This is a question and an idea that is asked and expected of everyone coming into an organization. It is incumbent of the management of the company to make it as …

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