Author Archives: Brazen Careerist

The 5 Best Job Interview Questions a Candidate Ever Asked

Raise Your Hand

Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right?

Only one problem, though: Decidedly “me” questions about salary, benefits and work hours (while important details) aren’t appreciated by hiring managers until at least your second interview    

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3 Proven Hacks to Help You Job Search Smarter


You likely began your job search methodically and with purpose.

Over time, though – as you chase down multiple leads, write multiple resumes, and as you make multiple phone calls – both your desk and brain become filled with leads and questions. Soon, you feel like you can’t neglect even the smallest task…   

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5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

Internship to job

This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over… or maybe that temp contract is about to expire.

This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation…   

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5 Things Employers Want to See When They Google You

Google Search

You know the basics of keeping your social media profiles “clean” when applying for work; you understand the necessary strategies for job hunters in the digital age.

But this alone is not enough to make you hirable. Because when employers search online, they want your digital presence to give them more than a person free of red flags. Employers want to get a sense of – buzzword warning – your authentic self…   

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4 Reasons You Should Obsessively Track Career Achievements


Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work?

You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…   

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These 10 Old School Networking Tips Are Still Important Today

Old School Networking

We live in an age of ceaseless self-promotion, but that doesn’t mean your every exhale needs to contain a horn-tooting statement; every keystroke need not be a mini press release. To many, though, this is exactly what the word “networking” implies: an all-out firestorm of meeting and greeting, everything delicately iced with your signature brand of modest self-congratulation. Who wants to deal with all that pressure? Who wants to read all the self-promoting spam? No wonder networking makes so many so uncomfortable. Well, done right, networking needn’t be this stressful or feel this sleazy. Instead, take a cue from good   

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