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The Best Rule EVER for Following Up: “Promised Plus 1″

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A recent Forbes article offered the same, worn “rules” on what to do if you haven’t heard from the company after an interview.

I have a different rule that applies: It’s called the “Promised Time + One Business Day Rule”. And if applied with confidence, gusto, and a wee little bit of verve, applying this rule should at the very least garner a response from the company.   

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How to Create Job Interview Confidence in Just 2 Minutes

Power Pose Means Confidence

Many people dread social situations… parties, and family gatherings, particularly those with people they don’t know or whom they haven’t seen for a while. It’s perhaps even worse to face these situations during a job search. Elevator pitches, job interviews, networking events can be very stressful; especially so when you don’t feel sure of yourself.

In the past, many of us practiced a theory of confidence-building we called “fake it till you make it.” But, now, research show us that there’s a much easier way and more effective way to build your confidence!   

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5 Job Search Strategies You’ll Hate (But Results You’ll Love)

love hate

The 2014 job search requires you to be a near-expert at many contemporary job search strategies. This includes things that you love (and are easy) to do… and those things that make you more than a bit uncomfortable (in part because they are not easy to do).

And yet, once you sort through those emotions and apply these strategies, you’ll fall in love with the results…   

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How Well Do You Know Your Own Resume?

How Well Can You Speak to Your Resume

Whether you write your own or have your resume written professionally, one thing remains true: You have to be able to speak to what is on your resume! You be able to bring it (and your value) to life.

Why? Because many interviewers do what I call “resume interviews”. They base nearly every question to you off of something they see on your resume…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 24: Learn to Sell Your “Now” Skills

#60Day 24 of 60 Learn to Sell the Now Skills

36 days from now, Amy – the fictitious job seeker helping us with our “skills assessments” these last couple days – is going to be sitting across the table from a recruiter.

This will be her first interview since completing the #60Day Challenge, and she’s anxious to put everything she’s learned to the test…   

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4 Job Interview Questions Designed to Mess You Up

Interview Questions That Mess You Up

Have a big interview coming up? We all know the best way to prepare… is to over-prepare.

Reviewing your resume and being comfortable talking about everything on it; thoroughly understanding the mission of the company, and how you can help are great places to start.

As recruiters work hard to find new ways to differentiate candidates, however, it is also important to know some of the tricky questions they might ask during the interview…    

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