Category Archives: Job Search

10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview

Prepared versus Unprepared

I’ve worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process – assumptions which ended up biting them in the (well, you know).

These ten steps will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear…   

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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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7 Reasons You are NOT Impressing a Recruiter

Not impressed

In today’s highly competitive job market, recruiters are always looking for that “something special” that gives one candidate an edge over all others. Personally, I really appreciate someone who goes the extra mile when looking for a job. All recruiters do. And yet, it’s not easy to knock my socks off.

In fact, they seem to go out of their way to remove themselves from consideration…   

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Here’s Exactly How to Decode Those Confusing Job Titles

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“Accounting Ninja.” “Conversation Architect.” “Social Media Unicorn.”

What are employers thinking with these job titles? The reality is that employers are getting more creative with their hiring processes. Whether it’s asking job seekers to jump through hoops during the application process or   

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10 Ways Social Media Shows You Are the Perfect Candidate

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Many job seekers want to keep their private lives private. But what if you could improve your chances of being the selected candidate by using social media? Consider this: A June CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals revealed that 43% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates. While the report discusses the negative repercussions of social media, it also illustrates how a positive online impression can sway employers: “One third (33 percent) of employers who research candidates on social networking sites say they’ve found content that made them more likely to   

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