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How to Answer Three of the Trickiest Interview Questions

When you embark on a job search, there are many challenges, but preparing for an interview can be downright nerve-wracking. If you are like most people, you are not accustomed to selling yourself and telling total strangers why you are great, which is basically what an interview demands. I joke to candidates that interviewing is one of those things you get better at with practice; you just hope you don’t have to practice too much!

Five Reasons Why Knowing a Foreign Language Will Help Your Career

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Mandarin, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

Five Popular Lies Recruiters Hear Every Day and Why You Should Avoid Them

Your recruiter should be your trusted advisor, your partner in your job search and your advocate. We do this best when our candidates are honest with us about the facts concerning their careers and job searches. Here are five of the most common “untruths” recruiters commonly hear and why it’s important to avoid them!

Interviewing at a Startup – How is it Different?

Startups are exciting, often cutting edge and have much to offer creatively and intellectually - but they aren’t for everyone. As a candidate, it’s crucial to start with a self-evaluation to determine if a startup environment is right for you. Check out some top attributes of successful startup employees to see if your personality and work style are a match.

Unique Lessons I Learned Going from Contractor to Recruiter

As a current recruiter and a former contractor, I have a unique perspective on the candidate/recruiter relationship and what it takes to build a partnership. And, that’s exactly what it is, a partnership. Looking back on my contracting career, I can see some of the mistakes I made and how having a different approach with my recruiter would have made a big difference.

Five Reasons Why a Combination of Public Accounting and Private Industry Experience Makes You More Marketable

Making the jump from public accounting to private industry rounds out your resume and makes you more marketable. If your long-term goal is to land a senior level finance or accounting position, having a background in both public accounting and private industry can be the difference maker.

Why Everyone Should Have a (Good) Recruiter

The benefits of having a trusted career advisor in your network can have a profound positive effect over the course of your career. Here are three ways a recruiter can help you throughout your professional life.

Six Things Recruiters Might Not Explain to their Candidates – But Should!

Recruiters work hard to make lasting matches between job seekers and companies. The process can be complex and requires exceptional clarity with expectation setting, follow-through, and communication. To make sure you are informed and prepared before working with a recruiter, check out these six things they (we) should be discussing with you first.

The New LinkedIn – Three Crucial Tips for Job Seekers

Job searching is consuming enough on its own - don’t let the new LinkedIn user interface add to your stress. Check out the key areas to look out for when you're ready to start your search. 

Passed Over Again: How to Determine Why You’re Not Landing the Job

You're being called in for interviews and invited back for follow-ups, but you aren't receiving the offer. What should you be doing differently? Three WinterWyman recruiting experts share their ideas for helping you get the new position you desire.

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