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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!

Fired from Your Last Job? Here’s How to Address This Career Hiccup During the Interview Process

Whether it came as a surprise or was expected, being fired can be unnerving, upsetting and a blow to your confidence. It can also be intimidating to think about how you’ll address the issue during an interview. Know this - it’s okay to have been fired at one point in your career, the key is handling it properly. Here are four tips on how to address this often-difficult topic.

Five Common Resume Lies and How & Why to Avoid Them

Aside from being unethical, lying on your resume is not worth the risk. It may seem tempting to embellish your work history, degrees, or dates of employment, but it’s never a good idea.

The Recruiter’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

One of the more popular New Year’s resolutions is to find a better job, but simply making a resolution won’t accomplish the goal. With positive market conditions, the annual post-holiday uptick in hiring, combined with a commitment to growing your career, 2019 is a great year to turn resolutions into reality. Here are some tips to make it happen.

Office Holiday Party Dos and Don’ts

The office holiday party! No one wants to damage their careers and their reputations with the fall-out from office party don’ts. So here are a few tips to avoid embarrassing yourself, your coworkers and your company at your next holiday gathering.

Five Reasons to Continue Your Job Search During the Holidays

Most people think that job searching during the holidays will be a waste of time. No one is hiring, everyone is on vacation and there won’t be any interview activity – don’t buy into it! The holidays can present a perfect opportunity to land a job.

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

When working with job seekers, the process can be complex and requires exceptional clarity with expectation setting, follow-through and communication. Sometimes when candidates are first working with a recruiter, they may not understand the ways to make the relationship successful. These seven things that will help you start off your recruiter/candidate relationship right.

Love Your Company, Not Your Job? Seven Tips for Changing Roles within Your Organization

If you’re thinking about changing roles within your organization, there are definitely things you can do and things you can avoid to make the experience positive. Here are some points to consider.

Before you Quit Your Job – Ask Yourself These Six Questions

Everyone has had that kind of day – a workday so miserable, no amount of wine, exercise or TV-binge-watching can erase it. But, is quitting really the answer? Maybe, maybe not. Before you write that resignation letter, ask yourself these six questions.

Turning the Tables - Questions for Job Seekers to Ask During an Interview

By asking the right questions, you will hopefully hear the most important question of all, “When can you start?”

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