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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.

Six Reasons to Turn Down a Job Offer

Sometimes a new job opportunity is a perfect match for your skill set and career goals. Other times, a new position might not be the right next step in your career. But how do you avoid making a career misstep? Here are six reasons why you might turn down that job offer.

Underqualified? When Should you Apply and When Should you Skip It

You found the perfect job on paper! It’s the right next step for your career. The responsibilities and most of the skills match your background, but they are asking for requirements beyond what you have. Should you apply? If so, how do you compensate for the missing pieces?

Starting Your First-Ever Job? Here’s What to do in the First Three Months

Congratulations! You’ve worked hard for over a decade and graduation is officially behind you. But, now what? It’s time to enter the workforce. As informative as college may be, no college course can truly prepare you for what to expect during the first few months of your first job out of college. What should you do on your first day? Your first week? Or even your first month? Consider these tips to put yourself on the path to success.

The Top 25 Reasons Job Candidates Get Rejected

We polled our expert recruiters and asked them to share their take on why candidates get rejected. Here are 25 of the most common reasons.

Four Crucial Skills Possessed by the Most Sought-After Job Seekers

Beyond the technical requirements of the job, there are soft skills most employers look for regardless of company size, industry, or position type. These skills are harder to show on a resume, but when they are communicated well on paper or on an interview, they can mean the difference between moving forward in the process, or being told “thanks, but no thanks.”

You Didn’t Get the Job: Ten Ways to Use Negative Feedback to Your Advantage

We’ve all been there. You get home from a killer interview—you clicked well with the hiring manager, answered all of their questions, even got a tour of the office—and you know you nailed it. But a week goes by and you get a call only to find out you have been rejected. Or even worse, you never hear back. What went wrong and what should you do now? 

Watch: 7 Quick and Crucial Tips to Crush Your Next Interview

Do you have an interview coming up? WinterWyman's recruiting pros share their top tips for success in this quick video.

Why Taking Time Off Before Your Job Search is a Bad Idea

Maybe you've received a generous severance package or might be hoping to do a little travel before looking for a job? The temptation to take time for yourself will be strong, but try to resist.

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