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9 Ways to Make the Wrong Impression on Your First Day

Career Realism

We humans are judgmental beings, and we judge fast. How fast? Interviewers “know” within 10 seconds whether a candidate is right for the job. Annoying?

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Search Engines Every College Student Needs

Resume Bear

That’s where these niche search engines come in handy. Research. Use these great search engines to aid in your research for papers, projects and more.

How to Cover Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Career Realism

At some time in our careers, we will all have a gap in our employment history—maybe a few weeks or months, maybe a few years.

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13 Best HR Metrics Formula Examples


Best HR Metrics for Human Capital Management . Strategic HR Metrics Examples. Revenue per Employee = total revenue / total number of employees.

3 Doors Down: Where Do People Like Keith Olbermann Go After a 3rd Firing?

HR Capitalist

Talented people who don't suffer fools well in your organization. Eventually, you have to fire them. They got voted off the island.

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Why You’re Not Called When You’re The “Perfect” Candidate


If you've ever been frustrated that you weren't called (or emailed) when you were "perfect" for a job. there's probably a reason you weren't called. Learn why employers and recruiters don't see your perfect fit. Continued at [link].

5 Qualities Every Interviewer Looks For in Candidates

Boomers Next Step

Getting in various companies is all perfect, but there is no guarantee that you will be given the chance to get job. The truth is that securing a job interview is just part of the process, and though you may have won a battle, there is still some effort required if you are to win [.]. Careers Interviewing

“Does an employee have a right to privacy about performance reviews and performance improvement plans?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Hi, Alan. A co-worker of mine named Mary is on a Performance Improvement Plan. Her former manager, Lisa, has left the company, but is sharing the fact of Mary’s Performance Improvement Plan with other people, both inside and outside the company. Mary has asked HR to intervene, but they have not done so. Bill H. San Jose, California.

Get Comfortable with Interviewing: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

Hiring managers and recruiters are just like you, people too. As the old saying goes, “they put their pants on one leg at a time,” just like you do.

Ear Contact: The Power of Listening


I sat in a dark theater not too long ago, listening to the pre-show announcements. What do you make of this? The Power of Listening. No, really.

How to Prepare for a Salary Negotiation

Position Ignition

Do you think that you deserve higher pay? Have you been meaning to ask for a pay rise but aren't quite sure how best to go about it?

Job Search Fizzling? Maybe It’s Your Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

He does this for hours at a time, every day. Whatever the reason, he’s getting nowhere. But he keeps banging against that window, day after day.

First Things First – Before Writing a Resume

Resume to Referral

The job market is tough these days. Really tough. And the bad news is that it’s not likely to get a whole lot easier any time soon. As a job seeker (or future job seeker), where does that leave you? In an ideal world, you could count on one of your personal connections or past

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How to Know if a Career in the Medical Field Is Right for You


Motivation. Choose Your Career career medical field medical jobs

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5 Reasons Why All Job Seekers Need to Have a Work Portfolio

The Undercover Recruiter

Let’s face it: the old way of job searching is a thing of the past. Answering a job ad won’t get us a solid career anymore. Here’s why: 1. Not many.

Marketing and your resume

Guerrilla Job Hunting

I subscribe to several e-newsletters. One perennial favorite is Dan Kennedy's. Dan is a professional marketer like my co-author Jay Levinson. " The two main reasons businesses of any kind fail are: 1. They don't market and advertise. Sadly most new business owners spend their money and their time on everything other than marketing.

Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking


Companies conduct background checks in order to try to paint an accurate picture of who you really are and to avoid negligent hiring.

Risky Business: The 7 Most Dangerous Jobs in the US

Career Alley

“ An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ” – Oscar Wilde. Roofers. Farmers and ranchers.

3 Skills Job Seekers Need in 2012

Career Realism

In the video above, I provide a clear explanation of why adopting this mindset is vital to job seeker success.). They are: Likeability. Aptitude.

employee keeps tagging along on my smoke breaks

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am a manager of a mid-size team. The team has smokers and non-smokers, and unfortunately I am one of the smokers. I do make an effort to smoke less and my goal is to quit someday, but it has proven to be very difficult for me. One of my employees has the habit of tagging along to my smoke breaks. good management

Advice for the new recruit: don’t undervalue the first days


10, 20 years ago, you would do a job interview and then you had the job and that was that. Today, things have changed. Today, when you ace a job interview you’re really only being granted the opportunity to interview for the job with pay for a little while. This means that those first few days on the new job are very, very important.

Absolute Trust

Resume to Referral

Years ago, a great teacher explained to me that “Absolute Trust” was the most liberating and invigorating means for achieving success and happiness. He also told me that “Absolute Trust” in no way guaranteed success; but that “Absolute Trust” was the most liberating and invigorating means for achieving peace and happiness in the wake of

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What is ‘Job Swooshing’?

Career Realism

Last week on JT on Jobs , I shared how we are seeing more “job swooshing” taking place. Watch the video above to learn why.). Your Turn.