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    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question

    Answers to the “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?” Question
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
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    Five New Skills Job Seekers Need

    Five New Skills Job Seekers Need
    Job seekers have had the same list of critical skills to brush up on or acquire for decades -- things like careful follow-up, attention to grammar and punctuation, and great listening abilities. But today's overcrowded job market and the ever-shrinking attention spans of hiring managers are creating brand-new job search requirements. Here are five new must-have skills for job seekers today: ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    5 Best (and Worst!) Things About Moving Back in with Your Parents

    Sweet? Not always... By Juliet Perrachon | Excelle So you’ve just been laid off. Or maybe you're a recent graduate who hasn't found a job yet. As if joblessness weren’t enough of a blow to your self-esteem, you find yourself with no other choice but to move back home – back to the place you thought you'd managed to escape ...
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    Best Fonts for Your Resume

    Best Fonts for Your Resume
    Are you in the middle of creating your resume but are stumped by which fonts to use? Of course, there are hundreds of fonts out there from which to choose, but not all are appropriate for use in a resume. Let’s take a look at the ones that are considered to be the best—and which ones are good to avoid. Serif ...
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    Stand Out! 4 Ways to Ace Your Interview

    Stand Out! 4 Ways to Ace Your Interview
    You’ve got a terrific resume. You’ve crafted the perfect cover letter. Now, you’ve been called in for that all important interview. You know that over 50 people applied for this one position, and they will be interviewing qualified candidates for several days. What can you do to distinguish yourself from the competition? There are many articles about interviewing skills, questions interviewers ...
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    9 Biggest Interviewer Pet Peeves to Avoid

    Sometimes our faces and body language give away more than we'd like to reveal, especially in a nerve-wracking situation like a job interview. In many cases we might not even realize that our brow is furrowed or that we're repeatedly tapping our toes — much to the annoyance of a future employer. A recent survey of hundreds of different employers asked ...
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    Answers to the Grammar Quiz

    Answers to the Grammar Quiz
    Excelle created the grammar quiz to test how good your English language and proofreading skills are. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the grammar quiz yet, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1. Which sentence contains the proper ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Now

    Times are tough. And these days, it seems like everyone is looking for a job. But don't be discouraged by all the depressing news. Work smarter not harder. How? You just need to know where to look. Luckily, Excelle's done the research for you. We've identified fifteen companies that are hiring near you -- even now! Read the descriptions then ...
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    10 Ways to Apply the Law of Attraction to Your Job Search

    10 Ways to Apply the Law of Attraction to Your Job Search
    The Law of Attraction simply states “like attracts like.” According to the theory, this means that our current situation is a result of the thoughts and feelings we have each day. So in other words, that means if you have a lot of debt, it’s probably because you constantly think and worry about your debt rather than focus on becoming wealthy. ...
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    8 Ways to Find Out What Coworkers Earn

    8 Ways to Find Out What Coworkers Earn
    Trying to find out what your peers earn may seem like a morally reprehensible act, but it can also be a defensive move if you suspect your employer of pay discrimination. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that employees need to file discrimination complaints when they first receive lower pay (as opposed to when they finally realize they’re getting lower ...
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    6 Reasons They Didn't Call You Back

    6 Reasons They Didn't Call You Back
    In the best of times, responding to a job listing can feel like sending your resume out to sea in a bottle. But at least you received a call or an email acknowledgement. Now, with the volume of applicants higher than ever, you're more likely to hear nothing. If there is a resounding silence from your queries, keep looking and networking. ...
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    Is More Education Really Worth It?

    Is More Education Really Worth It?
    It’s no surprise that the higher your college degree, the more money you can earn over your lifetime. Excelle has compiled an exclusive, comparative guide to help you understand — and visualize — how significantly degrees impact your earning potential. In the following pages, Excelle has not only answered some common questions, but has also provided you with seven different job ...
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    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search

    The Art of Persuasion in Your Job Search
    Persuasion is a subtle art--brute force doesn't often work well. And this is especially true for a job seeker, who is using interviewing skills and a resume to try to persuade hiring managers and recruiters to hand over something that a lot of people are competing for (that great new job). Here are some persuasion tricks and techniques you can use ...
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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
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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. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, take ...
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    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview

    5 Tips for a Virtual Interview
    Looking for a job has changed a lot in the past ten years. For one thing, there’s less of a need to actually leave your house for a job interview. Inexpensive Web cams and videoconferencing tools like Skype mean that, nowadays, your first interview (or first couple of interviews) with a company may take place in front of your home computer ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give Up to Get a Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough and, sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely to get your dream job ...
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    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview

    How Body Language Can Make (or Break) a Job Interview
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when we communicate with prospective employers --but what about nonverbal communication? "You could be saying how great you are," says image consultant and "Hello Job! How to Psych Up, Suit Up, & Show Up" author Alison Craig, "but your body could be giving your true feelings away." Mark Bowden, the ...
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    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up

    After the Interview: 4 Ways to Follow Up
    You had your interview, and you the way it ended left you hopeful. Now comes what is often the most agonizing part of the job hunt: waiting for the hiring manager to call. But you still have some control over the process. Experts offer the following advice on maximizing your chances for success. Send thank-you notes. Don't stress too much over ...
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