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

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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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What Are the Top 5 Job Interview Mistakes?

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Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others.

You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now…   

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After the Interview: What Does the Recruiter Really Think of You?

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During the interview, you do your best to make a good impression. When your job interview is over, there you are… stuck in the old waiting game wondering what the recruiter really thinks of you…

Did I do as well as I could have? Did I make a good impression? Could I have answered my interview questions better?   

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3 Things You’re Getting Really Wrong About Job Interviews

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I spent a Sunday afternoon coaching Jeff to get ready for an interview he had the next day. It was a company he really wanted to work for. He didn’t want to leave disappointed one more time.

And the day would be grueling. He had 5 one-on-one interviews – each an hour long. In between all that there was a lunch with a few of the team members.

To be successful in this interview, I knew he would need to change up his strategy completely.

While working with him, I saw beliefs about the interview I see in many new grad job seekers.   

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3 Job Interview Assumptions You Should Never Make

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Many job seekers feel they’re not very experienced at interviewing. They feel like the employer has the upper hand. The truth is… most interviewers don’t know how to interview either.

Don’t be discouraged by that! Check out the following interview situations. Expect them to arise and, knowing they might happen, you’ll be prepared.   

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