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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/638-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +12
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    What Your Handshake Says About You

    [photo:6951] Nobody likes a limp handshake, but you probably don't realize just how much you communicate through your hands, says Jacqueline Whitmore, author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work. Here's one handshake to use, one to be careful of, and three to avoid. *Types* p((. • "+The Fail-Safe+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=2 p((. • "+The Rubber Glove+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=3 p((. • "+The Queen's Handshake+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=4 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

    Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent
    The tightening economy has put the brakes on hiring for many employers, but some professions and skill sets remain highly sought after. Some 43% of corporate recruiters anticipate a rise in staff levels in 2008, according to a recent study by career Web site JobFox. Software designers, nurses, and accountants, among many other specialized and technical professions observed in the survey, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search

    Use HRPeople to Improve Your Job Search
    HRPeople's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for HR jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for HR jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget

    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget
    With recession looming—or underway, depending on who you ask—corporate budget managers are battening down the hatches when it comes to expenses. One of the areas where spending is stingiest is employee raises; last year's average increase of 3.5% may look like a bonanza from the perspective of 2008, when many companies are likely to be giving raises of 2% or less. ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    6 Steps to Handling Salary Questions

    6 Steps to Handling Salary Questions
    Everyone wants as much money as an employer is willing to shell out. Yet when it comes to job interviewing, salary questions make most people squirm. One reason is that such questions pressure you to tip your hand during the negotiating game. Winning the salary you want requires some evasive action on your part. Choose your words carefully, and don't be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    10 Career Management Strategies

    10 Career Management Strategies
    Eager to Stay and Ready to Go When it comes to career management, two things continue to amaze me: 1. People that don’t proactively manage their careers until they are looking for a job; 2. Managers who hold it against employees that are proactively managing their careers. How could this be? It’s 2010, not 1970. However, I can’t tell you how ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History

    5 Ways to Explain a Spotty Work History
    Is your employment history the kind we used to call "checkered"? Well, you're not alone, or even in the minority. People bounce around between jobs, industries and locations like crazy these days -- but the result can be that your resume makes you look confused, finicky or otherwise undesirable. Here are five ways to smooth out your career storyline and help ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won't Tell You

    5 Salary Secrets Your Company Won't Tell You
    by Joy Victory, special to PayScale.com It's normal to wonder how and why you get paid the salary you do. After all, most employers are not willing to share inside salary information and salary decision methods, without at least a little prodding. So how are wage increases determined in big companies? And how can you use that salary information to your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot

    How to Start Your New Job on the Right Foot
    Securing a new job is akin to a successful product launching! All the time spent running a well-organized marketing campaign and now the product is in the market. Well … you’ve landed your new job! As in the product launch, you want to continually work on product positioning and posturing for long term success, right? Likewise, you want to do so ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise

    When an Employee Won't Stop Asking for a Raise
    A reader writes: I have an employee who has been with us since 2008 in our small municipality (read: no money) who is constantly dissatisfied with his salary. He has gone to his manager (who is now on maternity leave), his acting manager, and the manager of HR (behind his manager's back) several times about a raise. I'm the HR assistant ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Go From Temp to Permanent Hire

    Go From Temp to Permanent Hire
    Two questions, one answer. The first reader writes: I have been temping for a while and a few months ago landed a temp-to-perm gig at a financial services firm. I love the job and my coworkers and couldn't be happier. The pay is ok - tough for living in New York, but I scrape by. The problem is, I've been living ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What That Job Description Really Means

    What That Job Description Really Means
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, ‘tweaked’ to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary

    10 Expert Tips to Increase Your Salary
    By Kristina Cowan Determined to increase your salary? Follow these tips from Reesa Staten, vice president of communications and director of research at recruiting firm Robert Half International and Anna Ivey, a Boston-based career and admissions counselor, to increase your salary this year: 1. Get comfortable negotiating salary raises."Women fall behind here, because they generally aren't as aggressive and fall farther ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Turn Your Internship into a Job: 15 Success Stories

    [photo:6536] More companies are treating internship programs as extended job interviews for full-time positions. But unlike a straightforward interview, it's not always clear who you have to impress or how the decision maker will evaluate you. To help you figure out how to turn your internship into full-time employment, we asked for advice from former interns at companies on BusinessWeek's list ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Internships: The Best Places to Start

    Internships: The Best Places to Start
    Elana Gerasimova spent the summer of 2006 working as an intern for JPMorgan's emerging markets desk. The University of Pennsylvania senior enjoyed the summer in New York because of the variety of tasks she was given and the executives she had the opportunity to work with. "They really made a point to give us actual projects," says the 22-year-old native of ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Bringing Up Salary Range in the Cover Letter

    Bringing Up Salary Range in the Cover Letter
    A reader writes: I am having trouble including my salary requirements on cover letters from a wording standpoint -- every way I word my desired salary, the sentence looks awkward. I have always experienced writers' block on this segment of a cover letter. How do I include my salary range without making it sound like I simply added up my bills ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Top 5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes
    by Bridget Quigg If you want to make adults squirm like kindergartners, broach the subject of salary negotiation. Talking money makes most workers uncomfortable. And while they want such talks to succeed, they make plenty of blunders. If only they had some basic negotiation guidelines. So what's the best way to avoid stumbling and also boost your confidence? Rebecca Warriner, a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Questions to Ask Yourself When Changing Careers

    Questions to Ask Yourself When Changing Careers
    In the past, people often called Boston career coach Randi Bussin because they were thinking about changing careers. In 2009, most of her clients had to change careers due to layoffs, cutbacks or company closures. With whole sectors shrinking, from financial to automotive, many workers couldn't find another job in their current field and had to tweak their resumes to support ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?