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    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you'll be ready to deliver them with confidence. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing your ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +54
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad Answer: "I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogs." Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good Answer: “I've always loved shopping, but ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +53
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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits

    6 Sloppy Speech Habits
    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. Here are six common language mistakes and how to keep them from sabotaging your interview: 1. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +28
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    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off

    10 Signs You Will Be Laid Off
    When massive layoffs rocked the tech sector last year, non-dot-commers looked on with sympathy, then thanked goodness, heavens and their lucky stars they hadn't migrated to a start-up. This year things are different. The sinking economy has just about everyone — new-economy workers and old — looking over their shoulder for that dreaded pink slip. [widget:quiz_how_do_you_look_on_paper] There is no sure-fire way ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    10 Steps to a Killer Resume

    10 Steps to a Killer Resume
    You know the feeling. You spend hours, or even days, creating a resume. You pore over every word of your cover letter and agonize over what to say in your email. Then you hit 'send' and wait. And wait. And wait. No one calls. No one writes. You don't know if anyone even saw your resume. When this happens, it's easy ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +17
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    5 Signs Your Résumé is Passé

    #1: You’ve forced it to fit onto one page. You’ve reduced your font size to eight, eliminated margins altogether and left out key information about yourself, all to conform to that age-old “one page résumé” rule. Big mistake. After all, would a recent college grad really need the same amount of résumé real estate as someone who’s been in the ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Human Resources Virtual Interview

    Human Resources Virtual Interview
    If you work in human resources, you know it's important to practice for interviews. Prepping for an interview can be tough, but it's not impossible. Our Virtual Job Interview will give you instant feedback on your answers to the most likely asked questions and scenarios. How would you do in an interview? Find out now! Start [page] Question number: 1 of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals

    The Ten Best Cities for HR Professionals
    Some cities are known for their unique characteristics. If you are searching for the best place to find some down-home BBQ, take a drive to Kansas City. If you want to hear fantastic live jazz, head down to New Orleans. And if you are looking for the best city for an HR professional, then look no further than this list. Here ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Realities: What 'No' Really Means
    You've probably read plenty of job-hunting articles. And they're all the same. A so-called expert will advise you to develop a plan, broaden your skills, and network. On résumés, they will counsel you to customize, use keywords, and quantify your accomplishments. If you land an interview, they will remind you to mind your body language, ask good questions, and convey confidence ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Common Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • How ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    The 6 Species of Interviewers

    The 6 Species of Interviewers
    Over the years, I've noticed that people who interview job candidates tend to develop a distinct personal style. If you can quickly read an interviewer's style and establish rapport, you will appear more confident and knowledgeable. Here are six common types to know: The Absentee His Style: Sometimes an interviewer isn't mentally in the room. Maybe his boss dropped a big ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +10
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    13 Kinds of Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! Boss #1: The Robot >> [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    10 Awkward Interviews and How to Handle Them

    If you're a hiring manager, you've seen a variety of colorful job candidates and heard many interesting answers, creative excuses and witnessed strange interview behaviors that have left you exhausted and ready to tear your hair out, if you aren't already bald from the stress. As for interviewees, it isn't that much easier for you either. Your lack of success ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +9
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    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    5 Job Hunting Mistakes that Scream "I'm Unprofessional"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That's when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don't cost you a shot at the job. 1. Using a Cutesy ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You're nervous. You're usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It's no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren't going to land you that job. So ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Dress (Successfully) for Work

    How to Dress (Successfully) for Work
    It's the great generational debate in Corporate America: What's O.K. to wear to the office? Tank tops and flip-flops? Or Hillary pantsuits? Must women blend in with the guys to be taken seriously? Or is it all right to show a little skin? Here are the dos and don’ts from a dozen Chicago women of all ages. Take a look, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Simple Steps to Increase Your Hirability

    Simple Steps to Increase Your Hirability
    Although many people working in the HR field have experience recruiting, when it comes to job hunting for themselves, it is amazing how many people hamper their efforts at finding their next position by making easily avoidable mistakes. Here are some do’s and don’ts when submitting your resume via email that will give you the best chance of success at being ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of a social network or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals

    Top Paying Industries for HR Professionals
    Human resources professionals have the ability to change industries without changing careers. Do you dream of working for a fast-paced technology company but you failed math? Try Google HR! As HR becomes increasingly important to the business, more industries are turning to their HR staff to help give them an edge. Want to know how your industry measures up? Ready ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Why New Hires Fail

    Why New Hires Fail
    Forty-six percent of newly-hired employees will fail within 18 months, according to a new study by Leadership IQ. (Failure is being defined as: being terminated, leaving under pressure, receiving disciplinary action, or having significantly negative performance reviews.) But it's not because they don't have the right skills to do the job. Instead, the study found that 26% of new hires fail ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?