What You Wish You Had Known BEFORE the Interview [Infographic]

Nearly every time, we leave the job interview wishing we had done something different: provided a better answer to a specific question, researched a critical topic more thoroughly, or ironed the front and back of the shirt so we could take the suit jacket off instead of sitting there sweating.

And sometimes, we leave the job interview thinking, “I had no idea THAT would be a serious issue!” or “Who knew they cared so much about ______?”   

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Key to Career Success: Knowing What You Do Really Well

Focus on Good

There are many reasons you may struggle with being taking credit for what you do really, really well.

Maybe you were taught it isn’t polite to brag when you were a kid. Perhaps it is because most feedback related to performance is based on corrective action; improving what you can work on instead of acknowledging what you’re good at…   

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The 5 Job Seekers You Don’t Want to Become [Infographic]

The 5 Job Seekers You Don

Job searching is difficult at best. And the longer we’re looking for work, the more frustrated – and perhaps desperate – we become.

We can rationalize asking before giving. We start talking in cliches instead of clearly stating our value proposition. And somehow, the bad kind of stalking becomes okay…   

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5 Types of Networkers That Will Never Help Your Career

5 Types of Bad Networkers

I tend to give all networkers, even the “master” networkers, the benefit the doubt. Over time, though, I’ve identified four traits of people who are least likely to be a useful connection.

When you encounter any one of these traits, it’s time to move on to someone else in your network…   

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To Find Your Perfect Job: Go Undercover

Undercover Job Search

John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You’ll Love says: ‘Only about 20 to 30 percent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.’ So to find the perfect job… you may have go undercover.

It sounds illogical: why would employers hide vacancies? The reason is simple: employers want to take as much risk as possible out of the recruitment process…   

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10 Ways to Connect Directly with Hiring Managers

Meet the Hiring Manager

The best way to advance your job search is to talk to the people making the big decisions: the hiring manager.

In fact, to greatly improve your job search results, the number of conversations with these decision makers is the ultimate metric you should be tracking. Not job leads found. Not new connections on social media. Not applications sent.   

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