So you landed an interview, it went beautifully, and now you find yourself with a job offer – congratulations! But before you say yes, you should slow down and take a close look at the salary they offer you. Is it what you were hoping for? Is it what you would expect for the position you applied for and the experience you bring? The first offer companies give you is often lower than they expect…

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We’ve posted previously about how prospective employees can improve their interview techniques, but how about some information for those conducting the interviews? Hiring managers aren’t above scrutiny and we could all use a refresher now and then. So enjoy these five tips on what to avoid while speaking with potential candidates, and what you can replace those bad habits with. 1. Don’t make yourself the focus Just as you want your candidate to have direct…

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Anxiousness when you have an interview is expected, but can also be prevented. Here are some ideas on how to combat your nerves so they don’t get out of control and end up sabotaging your chances during the hiring process: Be OK with Being Nervous Remind Yourself You've Done This Before Plan Ahead Practice Speaking About Yourself Listen to Music, the Radio or Podcasts Keep Hydrated Remember: It's Just A Conversation Know The End Result…

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You've got your resume printed up, you're dressed to impress and ready for your next job interview. But there are still plenty of things to keep in mind during the conversation. Here's a list of things to avoid, and what you can do instead. 1) Don't Talk Too Much Yes, the basis of a job interview is to discuss your strengths, history, goals, etc. but it's also meant for you to find out more about…

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Job interviews with potential employers are filled with questions for you about your career, personality, and work ethic. But what should you be asking them in return? Here's a quick list of questions (followed by some more information below!). Questions to Ask Employers During an Interview What will my day-to-day responsibilities include? What expectations are there for someone in this role? What do you feel are the biggest challenges someone in this role would face?…

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Getting a phone interview with a prospective employer is a great first step in landing your next job. Although most phone interviews are fairly short (anywhere from 5-15min is perfectly normal), there is often a lot riding on the call — after all, a phone interview is essentially an audition from an in-person interview, so you want to make sure it goes well. The problem? A lot of people can get nervous for a phone…

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So you’ve drafted a cover letter, put together your resume and have applied to several jobs, with no returned calls or emails for a proper first interview. If you’re wondering what the issue might be, use this checklist (followed by some more information below) to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible odds to showcase yourself in person! You’ve not followed the employer’s directions Your cover letter or resume has errors or formatting issues…

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For most people, finding a new job is both exciting and daunting -- after all, making sure you find the right position for you is a big deal. To help you get that dream job, or, just your next position, here are 20 of the best online job hunting resources. Blogs A great blog can do a lot for your career prospects, as it can give you some important tips or insights, or help provide…

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Writing a cover letter can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A well-crafted cover letter can make the difference between getting an interview or just being passed over, so you want to make sure it is well-written, well-designed, and follows some key best practices. Use these 10 cover letter tips to help you land an interview! 1) Start from a template Writing a cover letter from scratch is hard for…

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