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By Amanda Augustine This dreaded, seemingly trick question will no longer be difficult to answer in job interviews. Most job candidates are familiar with the “What’s your biggest weakness?” interview question, but few feel equipped to answer it with confidence. The next time you’re asked the stress-inducing question in an interview, use these tips to

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After being at your first entry-level job for over a year, you’re ready for change. You feel like you’ve stopped growing in your current position and determined a new job would be the best way to advance your career. One day, you get home from work and turn on your laptop. You pull up the

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A survey conducted by TheLadders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank-you note impacts their decision-making process. [TWEET] However, not every thank-you message will help your candidacy. In fact, when done incorrectly, your thank-you note can cause more harm than good. Below are five ways your interview follow-up could lose you the job

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What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why are you interested in working for this company? Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? Why do you want to leave your current company? Why was there a gap in your employment between [insert date] and [insert date]? What can you offer us that someone else

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Here’s a list of 16 items you can remove from your resume right away that will help your job application avoid the HR or hiring manager’s trash can. Objective We’ve all seen those generic objective statements talk about “[       ] professional looking for opportunities that will allow me to leverage my [      ] skills.” Avoid

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Here’s an easy way to turn dreaded employment networking into deadly effective bonding: When you’re networking, ask for a reference, not a job. Whether you’re doing catch-up drinks or grabbing lunch to reconnect, your primary need is to get an ally, not a tally of job listings. Recruiting a helping hand to your search is

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Many firms have started to place heavier emphasis on the specific skill sets that are needed in the persons they will hire for available jobs. This emphasis has changed some of the questions they will ask in the course of the interview process, as they seek to clearly identify if a candidate has the required

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By Susan Price Job seekers can get so focused on landing a new gig that they may not pay attention to signals that the job, boss or company isn’t all that great. The red flags might be flying during your interview, but you’re so busy talking about how well you work with your team or

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By: Bernard Marr Any job hunter would be wise to seek out common interview questions and think about his answers beforehand, but what about the questions that haven’t made it onto the lists yet? One question I’ve heard asked is some variation of, “Tell me something I wouldn’t know from looking at your CV,” or

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Sound bites.  In today’s information age, lots of communication is created and delivered in sound bites, averaging just a few seconds, roughly, the same time it takes to read a 117 character Twitter message.   Sound bites can also be those memorable lines or slogans that jump out at you during a speech or presentation and

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