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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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Looking for a new resume template? You came to the right place! Our team of expert recruiters has collected over 500 of the best resume templates on the internet and created a really easy-to-use library of them. You can check it out here! In the meantime, we've listed out 10 of our personal favorite resume templates for professionals below. Take a look and see what stands out to you!   1) Dark Blue, Grey, Red…

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There are so many social media channels these days but only one that focuses solely on your career: LinkedIn. If you’re on the job hunt but don’t currently use it, here are ten great reasons for being present and active on LinkedIn! LinkedIn’s Popularity It Allows You to Be Easily Google-able Remaining Connected with Co-workers and Contacts You Can Use It to Showcase Your Professionalism LinkedIn Gives Potential Employers and Recruiters Access to You Allows…

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Many of us start out with big career plans at an early age. Be it a pipe dream of dutiful heroism or an ambitious idea to start your own business, all of us have envisioned the ideal career of our future. Life often has other plans in store for us, we can’t all be astronauts or millionaires. Maybe you fell on hard times, maybe you thought you’d move on from that starter job but never…

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So, you’re starting a new job soon — congrats! Whether you are about to begin a temporary/contract position, an internship, or a full-time role, the first day of your new job is always going to give you some degree of nerves, right? As daunting as “Day One” can be for a new employee, it can often be one of the most important days for you moving forward, if things run smoothly. Here’s your (quick) guide…

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While on the job hunt, you likely have seen several postings for seasonal employment. You may have breezed passed them because you’re looking for full-time employment, or maybe because the term “seasonal” automatically makes you think of holiday retail. But seasonal employment isn’t just from November through December. In fact, all seasons -- no matter the weather -- hold the potential for you to find a job, even if it’s temporary, due to demand for…

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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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For those on the job hunt, you know that any advantage you may have over other candidates is huge -- it can even make the difference between starting your dream career and heading back to the drawing board. Some advantages, like work experience and the college you graduated from, are hard to create on demand (you can't suddenly have 5+ years of additional relevant job experience) when looking for a new job. One advantage that…

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