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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +53
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    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation

    4 Ways to Get Killer Letters of Recommendation
    For many, attempting to get someone to write a letter of recommendation for school or a new job can be an extremely intimidating experience. Especially for those who fear rejection, don't easily accept compliments, or just don't like tooting their own horn. However, like filling out an application or writing a resume, getting someone to write a letter of recommendation is ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Top HR Resume Keywords

    Top HR Resume Keywords
    You'd think getting a job in Human Resources would be easier since you’re an HR pro. You already know the tricks and tips to getting an interview, you’re an ace at answering questions and you know how to schmooze with the best of them. Unfortunately, the stakes are higher because of your professional background — which is why making your resume ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    8 Entry Level HR Positions Available Now

    Thinking about breaking into the exciting field of Human Resources? We've put together a list of entry level HR positions available NOW. All you have to do is apply! So polish your resume, get those business cards out, and start! Next Job: Go >> [page] 1. HR Analyst (Junior Level) Experience: 0 to 4 years Location: Various Company: Sparta, Inc. ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be as time-consuming as actually having a job! It can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job. So it's no surprise how easy it is to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember &mdash you're not alone and we're here to help! HRPeople comes to your rescue with the ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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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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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 about 9 years ago | Rated: +19
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! HRPeople has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    As Human Resources professionals (or aspiring ones!), we all know that showing up late to an interview or dressing sloppily can ruin your chances for a job offer. But what about the more easily-overlooked things that could acreate an interview gone wrong? Don’t let it happen to you! Keep in mind these 10 common subconscious mistakes that you probably don’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 almost 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The 35 Best Places to Launch Your Career

    The 35 Best Places to Launch Your Career
    We all know the U.S. economy isn't doing so hot, but that fact isn't monolithic: Some industries are hiring and thriving despite the overall slowdown. Check out Business Week's list of great places to launch a career, and the essential information on landing a job at the top 35 companies. [widget:297] Browse through this slide show to learn about what kind ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #1: San Francisco, CA
    A popular tourist destination resting on a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a diversified city with a dense population and beautiful Victorian architecture. With many historical sites and a burgeoning downtown, San Francisco hosts a population coming from a variety of different backgrounds, political perspectives, and classes. [widget:worst_workplace_distractions] Quick Facts Population: 751,682 High School Graduates: 64.4% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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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 almost 10 years ago | Rated: +28
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    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory

    HRPeople's Resume Laboratory
    Ahh, the resume. It can be the key to employment if it's well written, but also a nightmare if it's riddled with mistakes. Let us help you get your resume in tip-top shape as you dive into the competitive job market. We know all there is to know about resume writing and can't wait to share it all with you. To ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate

    6 Ways Finding a Dream Job Is Like Finding Your Soul Mate
    The idea of what makes a dream job changes over time, as does what a person looks for in their soul mate. In the past, one simply wanted steady work to provide food and shelter for his or her family. People also didn't live as long, and as a result didn't have the flexibility to date a wide variety of people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #2: New York City, NY
    Officially the largest city in the United States, New York City has over 8.2 million residents. New York City is incredibly diverse, and usually considered the cultural hot-spot of the entire United States of America. [widget:resume_questions] Quick Facts Population: 8,250,567 High School Graduates: 47.2% Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.4% Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes): 40.0 Homeownership Rate: 30.2% Best ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA

    Best Cities for HR Professionals #3: Boston, MA
    Home to the esteemed Harvard College and center point of the American Revolution, Boston is one of the most historic cities in New England. Although the cost of inner-city living is on the rise, Boston is a bastion of New England’s unique assortment of attitudes, accents, and weather patterns. [widget:bored_at_work] Quick Facts Population: 581, 616 High School Graduates: 51.2% Bachelor's Degree ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rated: +1

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