Author Archives: CareerBliss

Value Propositions: The Answer to the “Why Should I Hire You” Question

Sell Yourself

Value propositions are used in business all the time. A business’s value proposition would be a summary of what a customer could expect to gain from using the business.

For job seekers, a value proposition takes a similar tone… it states exactly what a company can expect to gain by hiring you…   

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Getting Personal During a Job Interview: Can They Ask Me That?


Picture this: you’re at a job interview for your dream position. Everything is going swimmingly until the HR manager smilingly asks you what year you graduated.

You answer. Her smile becomes fixed; her eyes get glassy. Within minutes she’s cut your interview short and practically shoves you out the door…   

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The 3 Most Important Building Blocks of Your Personal Brand

Building a wall from blocks

In the Social Age, your personal brand – both online and off – is your reputation. You either have a favorable one or not, based on the promises you keep. When you keep your commitments and over-deliver on your promises, you build trust. You set yourself apart from the competition and create a lasting impression. It used to be that you could walk into a room – a job interview, a networking meeting, and much more – and leave your mark. Today, your brand precedes you; your customers see you well before you see them. Think of recruiters and hiring managers as   

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5 Epic Fails from the Worst Job Interviews Ever

Epic Fail

Failing to bring copies of your résumé? Forgetting the recruiter’s name? Needing a do-over when answering the “Why should I hire you? question?

Not great perfect, but not epic job interview fails like these from the worst interviews ever…   

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6 Ways Your Job Search Is Being Suffocated

Job Search Suffocating

As recent graduates have learned this summer, the job market is still a hot mess. Not enough jobs, too many applicants, and HR departments that move slower than anyone ever expected.

And then there are the issues job seekers bring on themselves; the mistakes that cost them interviews – and jobs…   

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Which Social Media Trends Will Help Your Job Search Most?


Social media changes rapidly; there are constantly new ways of leveraging it in your job search. Social media trends in 2014 include a focus on visual content, new tools for LinkedIn users, and a need for all employees to possess social media skills.

To maintain your relevance in the workforce, apply these three current social media trends to your job search…   

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