Author Archives: YouTern

20 Mistakes That Still Kill Your Job Search [Infographic]

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No matter how often we talk about the serial mistakes made by job seekers… they are still being made. And they are still killing the chances of job seekers everywhere.

From spelling errors to that “partyboy420@hotmail.com” email address, and from not matching your resume to not bothering to follow-up, these mistakes – as shown in this infographic from Go Study Australia – must be avoided…   

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Recruiters Are from Mars… Job Seekers from Venus [Infographic]

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For decades, there has been a disconnect between what recruiters (Mars) say and what candidates (Venus) hear.

A recruiter, for example, says “I’ll be in touch if anything comes up…” and a candidate hears, “That went well, they’ll call soon!” This level of miscommunication – often caused by a recruiter saying what they need to say to keep the conversation positive and the candidate hearing what they want to hear – eventually leads to frustration, anger and a much-longer than necessary job search…   

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3 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Mentorship

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Twice a year, a 70-year-old Italian immigrant-turned-millionaire CEO walks into Cortese’s restaurant in Binghamton with his 20-something Haitian mentee and orders the same exact dinner: baked salmon, pork chops, Caesar salad with Italian crumbly and a side of gnocchi. While this scene sounds straight out of the movie “Finding Forrester,” it’s just a typical dinner with my long-standing mentor, Angelo Mastrangelo.   

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4 Winning Tips for a Successful Job Interview [Infographic]

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You worked hard to secure that job interview. And you know: to win the job you must win the interview!

Despite some of the complicated advice you might receive, winning the interview often comes down to four factors…   

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The People’s Perspective: What is the State of Social at Work?

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We keep hearing that social media is infectious at work. In fact, many companies – much to the chagrin of their younger employees – have strict policies against use of handheld devices and social while on the job.

But is social really a big issue at work? Do we dive for our devices every chance we get? These numbers might surprise you…   

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The Digital First Impression: Benefit from Being You [Infographic]

Billions of us are now using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so many more social sites. In the next decade, especially as developing nations become more connected, it is estimated several billion more will join us online.

And what do all of those social networks do for colleges, employers, mentors and influencers? They make you searchable…   

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