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What Does Your Body Language Say About You?

There’s a lot more to interviews than just being well-spoken. Having all the right answers might seem like a sure-fire way to land a job, but there’s an equally important element to interviewing: body language. Nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and eye contact, play a large role in the communication process and can help […]

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Resume Missteps: Caught In A Lie

It seems that lying on resumes has become a common occurrence. According to a recent study, nearly half of workers surveyed (46%) said they knew someone who had provided false or misleading information on their resume in hopes of presenting themselves as more credible candidates. That’s a major jump from a similar 2011, which reported […]

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Navigating Phone Interviews

It’s likely that before you get the opportunity to meet an employer face-to-face, you’ll have to pass round one of the interview process: the dreaded phone screen. It has become common practice for hiring managers to screen candidates via phone before an in-person meeting. This is often done to narrow down a large applicant pool […]

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July Jobs Report: Growth Remains Strong

It has been a strong summer for jobs in the United States. In the month of July alone, the US added a 209,000 non-farm jobs, more than the originally expected 183,000. The unemployment rates also dipped to 4.3%, like we previously saw in the month of May. This is the lowest unemployment rate we’ve seen […]

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How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume

Trying to explain a gap in employment history can be a source of anxiety for job seekers. Many aren’t quite sure how to convince hiring managers that despite time gaps between positions, they are still qualified candidates. The good news is that this isn’t necessarily a deal breaker. What matters most is actually how you […]

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5 Lessons You Can Learn From A Bad Interview

Not every interview goes exactly as planned. Ask anyone and they’ll likely have a story about how they went on an interview that totally flopped. Similar to any other skill, job interviews have a learning curve. The first few might be far from perfect, but the more practice you have under your belt the more […]

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June Jobs Report: Here’s What You Need To Know

June’s Employment Situation Summary released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more jobs were added in June than originally expected. In fact, the total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 222,000 in June as opposed to the anticipated 175,000. Interestingly, the US unemployment rate remained roughly the same at 4.4% (as compared to […]

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References: They Can Make Or Break You

While candidates are busy pouring over their resumes to make sure everything is perfect down to the punctuation, there seems to be one part of the job seeking process that people snooze on. Be honest: how much time did you actually spend compiling your reference list? If you had to pause and think, then it’s […]

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Interviewees: What Questions To Ask Your Potential Employer

Your interview is going really well –you’re nailing the questions they throw at you, your qualifications align with the position, and the company seems like a good fit. The end of the interview then approaches and they ask, “Do you have any questions?” This is where people tend to stumble. Even if you rocked that interview, […]

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7 Tips On How To Clean Up Your Social Media [Infographic]

Job seekers, there’s a pretty good chance your potential employers will take a glance at your social media accounts before considering you for a position. In fact, more than 60 percent of hiring managers have admitted to screening candidates online. We wrote an entire blog about that, which you can read here: Is Your Online Presence Hurting […]

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