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    How to Overcome Objections in Your Job Search

    How to Overcome Objections in Your Job Search
    Tough questions on a job interview - those which you are reluctant to answer or flat out make you cringe - often reveal an objection the interviewer has about your qualifications as a job candidate. A successful response to a tough interview question must address the interviewer's uneasiness and assure them that, despite the objection, you are the right candidate. Preparing ...
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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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    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience

    Combat Job Search Rejection with Resilience
    Resilience. Stick-to-itiveness. Takes a lickin’, keeps on tickin’. Just a few thoughts that stay top of mind as I ride the ups and downs of the quest for a new job. Admittedly, it takes a pretty tough coating on your ego to handle the repeated rejections. Not all rejections are an outright, “No, we are not offering you the position.” Rather, ...
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    How to Ask for a Reference Letter Part II

    How to Ask for a Reference Letter Part II
    Last week, I wrote a post on How to Ask for a Reference Letter which gave three steps for asking for (and getting!) a great letter of recommendation.   The second, and arguably most important step, is to provide a template for your reviewer of what you’d like included in the letter. Recently, an elementary school teacher told me that her former ...
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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 my ...
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    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit

    Google Algorithm Can Tell if You're About to Quit
    'New algorithm can help Google answer complex staffing questions and identify employees most likely to quit.' Google is the cream of the internet search and advertising crop and got to its top spot on the backs of a large group of dedicated and talented employees. Some of the very same employees that helped Google get where it is today are now ...
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    Your Health: Key to Your Job Search

    Your Health: Key to Your Job Search
    As the economy continues its deep downward spiral our collective emotional stress level is spiraling upward, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll out this week. The report is believed to be the most extensive report to date on how the health of the economy impacts our emotional health. The report encompassed nearly all of last year, includes more than 350,000 participants, and ...
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    15 Companies Hiring Despite the Recession

    Are you looking for a job, but think you can't find one because there just aren't any opportunities out there? Think again. There are a few companies that are still growing and thriving despite, or maybe because of, the economic downturn. Excelle did the research for you and compiled a list of 15 workplaces that aren't laying people off, and that ...
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    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

    Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search
    So while I am conquering my anxieties with positive action steps in my job hunt, I've received some rather amusing bits of advice. I've managed to always graciously smile and say thank you outwardly, while inwardly wondering what is occurring in people's minds as they share these bits of advice. #1: Take the Summer Off So my top piece of bad ...
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    Six Interview Tips for Career Changers

    Six Interview Tips for Career Changers
    It takes courage to interview for a lateral career change, whether you’re a journalist moving into marketing communications or a CPA internal auditor making the transition to financial planning. After all, you’ve got to hard-sell your transferable skills while showing that if you get the job, you’ll know how to go about filling your gaps in professional experience. So we’d like ...
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    Is Money Your Motivation for a Career Change?

    Is Money Your Motivation for a Career Change?
    Money. A dirty word for some, a motivator for most. If you think money is a dirty word, you’re probably reading the wrong blog. Despite the ongoing debate about money being the root of all evil, it can also be the root of opportunities, education, living debt-free and helping others. Is Money Your Motivation for Career change? Consider the following questions ...
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    Six Jobs You Should Have on Your Resume

    Six Jobs You Should Have on Your Resume
    Time was, your first job after high school or college was likely to be the only one you ever had. Then, in 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that younger baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) held an average of 10.8 jobs over the course of their lifetime, and that between the ages of eighteen and forty-two, 23 ...
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    The World's 20 Worst Places to Work

    Hardship Posts These days few workers feel confident enough to make demands of their employers. With the global economy enduring the worst downturn in decades, lots of workers in the U.S. and other countries are happy to have a job, any job. There are places, though, where it's so tough to live that employees can still get companies to pay them ...
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    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?

    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?
    Prospective clients often ask this question: "I have an idea and I want to start a business, but where do I go from here?" Depending on their background, their proposed industry and what they have accomplished at the time the question is asked, my answer varies. However, one component of my answer never changes: I always advise clients to do some ...
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    How to Handle Your Anger After a Layoff

    How to Handle Your Anger After a Layoff
    Let’s start with this simple truism — Layoffs suck! It sucks to get laid off, and many of you out there are pissed off about it. I don’t blame you. It’s natural to be angry. Many of you have told me what bothered you most was that it just “wasn’t fair” that your manager would boot you out after so many ...
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    Don’t Get Burned by Hot-Jobs List Mania

    Don’t Get Burned by Hot-Jobs List Mania
    Every where you turn these days there’s yet another hot-jobs list taunting you. It’s not a coincidence. Almost every editor, online or traditional media, asks writers to come up with such a list every January. They figure it’s a great way for readers to kick off the New Year. It makes sense, especially in a bad economy. Lots of people are ...
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    Quick Tips to Use Twitter for Your Job Search

    Quick Tips to Use Twitter for Your Job Search
    by Michelle Dumas Do you Tweet? If not, maybe you should. Perhaps it would be misleading to say that as a job searcher you MUST be on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or other social and business networking sites. But, assuming that you use social media in appropriate and professional ways, being connected and networking in these ways can only help. And, ...
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    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert

    How to Network--Even if You're an Introvert
    Let me start by saying that I'm not an extrovert. Every personality assessment I've ever taken spits out results that say I'm "in my head" or a "thinker." In other words, an introvert. And I've built my career on networking. It's opened doors for me, given me critical advice and, when I became an entrepreneur, developed millions of dollars in business ...
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    8 Interview Tips for a Rocky Economy

    8 Interview Tips for a Rocky Economy
    You can never underestimate the benefits of having an outstanding job interview, but in this economy, it is crucial you are on top of your game. I spoke with a hiring manager just two weeks ago who said when she posts a new job, she is flooded with twice as many resumes as normal. With those ratios, it is not even ...
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    Job-Hunting Truths: What 'No' Really Means

    Job-Hunting Truths: What 'No' Really Means
    Don't be demoralized when an employer turns you down. The reasons behind a rejection usually have more to do with the company than with you. 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 ...
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