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10 Questions You Should NEVER Ask in a Job Interview

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You’ve spent the last 45 minutes sitting in a job interview; the hiring manager is about to wrap up. And right then, the hiring manager asks:

“Do you have any questions for me?”

You were prepared. But you lock up! In an effort to think on your feet, you blurt out, “How much does this position pay?” Once you see the expression on the hiring manager’s face, you know: you messed up…   

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The Sad Tales of Entitled Job Seekers

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We all know people who feel entitled.

This is especially true of recruiters. We meet them at networking events and meet-ups. We listen to their stories; we hear all about their unsuccessful job search efforts. We empathize. We want to help…   

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8 Traits More Important Than Your Resume [Infographic]

8 Traits that Trump a Resume

No matter how many versions are written, there are certain things a resume just can’t say about you. Which means that your cover letter, online presence, and LinkedIn profile must demonstrate the traits that employers covet most: things like grace under pressure, integrity, charisma and – perhaps most important – a positive attitude.

This infographic provides a great summary of the traits job seekers must make obvious in their personal branding…   

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Can Your Resume Pass the All-Important LinkedIn Comparison Test?

Does Your Resume Match Your LinkedIn Profile

Everyone knows LinkedIn is a great way to grow your personal network and meet influential people. But did you know employers use LinkedIn for another reason? To validate your resume and the information provided in your application? To make sure you are… who you say you are?

Why do many recruiters now consider this a “must-do” aspect of their hiring process?   

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11 Stealthy Job Search Tactics You Need to Know

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Asking questions in an interview is a good way to learn more about a company. The purpose of this activity is to find out if you want to work there, too.

But to be really prepared, you need to go a lot deeper than this. You need to employ stealthy job search tactics…   

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7 Can’t Lose Questions for Your Next Job Interview

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In almost every interview, your turn to ask questions has the potential to create that approving nod we all crave, or that big yawn that makes us all cringe.

So while it’s important to prepare your answers for the job interview, it’s also valuable to plan out your questions…   

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