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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!

Managing the Anxiety of Starting a New Job and Making a Positive Impression

Managing the Anxiety of Starting a New Job
Starting a new position is a big transition. If you are considering a job change, or about to start a new opportunity, what can you do to make sure you make a positive impression on your new employer? Here are a few things to consider.

Contract to Permanent: Taking the Plunge

Going from contract to permanent can be like a courtship. You need to let your work shine through as you decide if it’s the right place for you. When the timing is right, ask the tough questions and be prepared for any answer you may get.

The Recruiter’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

2018 is looking like a great year to turn your career-related resolutions into a reality. Since there is always an uptick in hiring after the holidays, individuals who are prepared will get access to the best career opportunities. Here are some tips on being ready to find the employment you want in the new year.

Declining a Job Offer – Advice to Do it Right

If you find yourself in the fortunate position to choose from a variety of job offers, don’t forget to give care and attention to the offers you decline.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Change from Public Accounting to Private Industry Now

Most people eventually leave public accounting. Now is the time to see what’s happening in the market and to consider your options.

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.

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