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Stop Being Nervous in Job Interviews… Here’s Why

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Being nervous during interviews happens to most people. Why? Because we tend to focus too much on what the outcome might be (read: I won’t get the job) that we forget to be in the moment. And that feeds our nervousness. But what we are really doing is becoming our very own saboteur. When you are so distracted by outcomes and not investing your energy into the conversation taking place at that instant, then THAT is actually where you lose control and fail. Instead, try to think about an interview in these terms: Imagine that the interviewer is a celebrity   

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Why Your Generic Branding is Killing Your Job Search

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The issue with the generic self-introduction so common on social media: No one ever knows how he might define fast-learning. And no one ever knows what kind of problems he solved. Yes, employers definitely need people to solve problems, but in today’s job market…

To be impressed, job seekers must provide context, social proof and, most important, focus.    

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

Soon to Be Graduate

I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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5 Signs Your Resume Isn’t Ready for Today’s Job Search

Job Market Today

Insanity is often defined as, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We have another definition: gearing up for your next job or internship search with the same kind of resume you may have created three years ago.

Today’s job market is not what it was even one year ago…   

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7 Ways to Make Hiring Managers Say “Wow!”

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With so many applying for each and every vacancy, many job seekers are finding it difficult to stand out among the crowd.

What you may not realize, though, is that there are some easy (and not so easy) ways to differentiate yourself from 99% of all other candidates – and make the hiring manager sit up and say, “Wow!”   

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How to Create a Unique and Marketable Personal Brand [Infographic]

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You are the verge of carving out a great career… and a great life. You are talented and focused; you know you want to make a difference.

And yet you have a hard time articulating who you are, what you’re good at, and what you stand for. There are many of us in this exact position right now… and with graduation season just ahead of us, many are wondering exactly how to position themselves in the marketplace.

That is why we love this simple infographic, which walks us through how to intentionally create a targeted personal brand…   

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