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4 must do actions to take before applying for a job

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If it has been a while since you’ve been in a job search, it’s tempting to apply to a perfect job posting right away. Tempting, but there is work to do. Before you blast out your resume, take some time to review the basics. Not too long — job postings get removed as fast […].

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4 critical accomplishments needed in your new position

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There are four critical accomplishments you need to have when you start a new position. None of them relate to your job skills and have little to do with your interview. Instead, you need to learn how things get done in your new job. How you can fit into the team. What your manager tells […].

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How to use job descriptions to evaluate your resume

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Here is the frustrating question: “I need to redo my resume because I want a new job. What should I put in it?” ” It’s a frustrating question…because I can’t answer it. So, I ask questions.

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How to really answer a job interview question

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When those customer surveys of executives ask about how hard it is to find talented people for positions, you’re likely to hear that finding good people is pretty darn hard. Or is it? I’ve been doing interviews for my day job and it has been (and continues to be) a revelation.

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There are only two reasons people voluntarily leave their jobs

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While there are many reasons employees voluntarily leave their positions — and companies are looking at those reasons plus other life events to try and prevent people from leaving — I think there are simply two broad reasons why people move on.

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How to find business results for your resume accomplishments

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One of my most consistent resume themes is that your resume must show your accomplishments. Logical — but where do you find your accomplishments to put on your resume? This is a big deal to a lot of people. Defining an accomplishment is one thing.

How to write a focused personal statement for your resume

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Are you in the situation where you need to write a resume and simply don’t know where to start? On top of this faced with the challenge of writing your own personal statement? We have the expert advice to guide you through this often-fraught process. To get you to the top of the pile, we […].

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5 naked truths about your job performance rating

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Now that we are pretty much done with performance reviews, it is a good time to look at some truths about performance ratings. Note: this is not about your performance review where you and your manager (hopefully) talk through your work during the period.

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7 Resume Blunders Recruiters Will Not Forgive

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Whether you’re changing jobs or trying to catch your first interview, the one thing employers and recruiters want to see is a proper resume. You should think of your resume as a representative talking to the employer on your behalf, because that’s exactly what it does.

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Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

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You’re keenly aware of the competition out there. You have an impressive resume but so do other applicants. Step to the head of the line by knowing what catches a recruiter’s ears and eyes. Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials.

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4 Things Everyone Forgets to Put on Their Resume

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Knowing what to put on your resume can be difficult. You want to sound qualified for the job with all the right experience, and attributes without sounding pretentious.

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5 crucial tips to help you stand out at work

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It can be tough to stand out in a company of talented individuals. Especially if you work for a large corporation, you may wonder how you will be able to make your mark. However, there are plenty of ways to stand out in a corporate environment with a little extra effort.

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Degrees and Certificates to make your resume stand out

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Because job competition is so fierce, candidates need to have the right degree or certification to make their resumes stand out. Every one of the following degrees or certificates will make your resume more attractive and appealing.

Are remote workers happier than office employees?

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Take a survey of remote workers. Compare it to a survey of 200,000 office workers. See what it says. That’s the idea behind TINYpulse, an employee engagement company, surveying “509 U.S.

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5 actions to treat your references like royalty

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Quality job references are gold. So why do we treat our job references so poorly? I’ve given a lot of job references in my career — and no one has a process down outside of, “Can I use you as a reference?”

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What skills are needed for a successful job interview

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A lot of articles about doing a job interview talk about how to prepare for an interview. I do as well. But most articles don’t talk about the skills you need to have successful job interviews. This one does. Skills are a bit different than a list of things to do to prepare for a […].

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Time Management Tips for Better Work-Life Choices

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You may find yourself at a point where you’re ready to tear your hair out. Work is a nightmare. You’re fatigued, this current project has your stomach in knots, and you really need to get out of there for a while if you want to retain your last ounce of sanity. Your job probably won’t […].

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The 4-point framework for answering job interview questions

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When the hiring manager has to interrupt you answering an interview question in order to ask you another question, you’ve pretty much lost the job. That’s happened in literally all of the interviews I’m participating in for the day job. It drives me (and the hiring manager) crazy.

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5 ways to add to your job skills – without going back to school

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Adding job skills to your toolset may be much easier than you think. Achieving new job skills without heading back to the classroom, saving you time and money. For many professionals currently in the workforce, getting time off to expand the ever-important toolset can be challenging.

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7 ways to nail the interview

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Maybe you have recently graduated college and are looking to land your first big break in your chosen field. Maybe you’ve been breaking your back in an industry for 25 years, but the shift toward the knowledge economy has forced you to retool and reengage the marketplace in a new way.

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8 Smart Ways You Can Nail Your First Ever Job Interview

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Preparing for your first job interview can be nerve-racking. Even if you know what to answer to common interview questions, the pressure can get into your head. Staying calm is one of the many ways on how to ace job interviews.

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3 Reasons to Categorize Job Skills on a Resume

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If you look at job descriptions today, you’ll find that employers are looking for a number of job skills to do the work. Some employers even think some obscene number of job skills are the minimum requirements for a job.

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How to tell if your company is in trouble. And it is not by what you think.

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Compared to the Great Recession, the economy is in pretty good shape. Employment is as well. That doesn’t mean the layoffs have stopped. Nor does it mean that outsourcing doesn’t continue. That global thing is real.

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5 straightforward ways to build job success

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In this digital age where rapid change is the norm, one thing you would probably like to stay the same is your status as a gainfully employed professional with career-growth potential.

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5 Tips To To Adjust To A Frequently-On-The-Road Job

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In today’s world most jobs will entail some form of travel. Some are three or four times a year while others are three or four times a week. If you are in the latter category and are not used to it, quite a lot of adjustment is needed. Everything from the food you eat to […].

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How to make difficult decisions (and not just for work)

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Making difficult decisions is…well, difficult. It helps to have a process to help you on your way. This infographic gives you that process and it will help you in your life and work. Courtesy of: OnStride Making difficult decisions is…well, difficult.

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5 qualities that make employees unforgettable

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In between all of the tasks, deliverables, fire drills and the rest of daily corporate world, it is important to step back a bit and take a look at what makes a great employee. One that you want on your team and one your team wants on your team. If you’re a manager, what makes […].

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How to read a job offer

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Graduating from college calls for a big celebration, but there’s not much time to let loose before having to officially start the job hunt. It’s a frightening crossroads that is inevitable for most.

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When should I follow up after a job interview?

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There is a saying that waiting is one of the hardest things to do. Waiting for a feedback after a job interview is no different. For the first 24 hours, you feel an anxious excitement, with every phone ring bringing you at the edge of your seat. The next 48 to 72 hours without any […].

Why using standard job titles on resume makes sense

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I once had a coworker who, as was a requirement, humorously put his job title in his email signature as ‘Data Janitor III.’ ’ It wasn’t far from the truth — he was a Database Administrator. Keeping data clean was part of his job.

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2 monumental reasons for soft skills on your resume

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When we think of job skills on our resumes, we usually think of direct job skills — our education, certifications, programming languages, etc. Then we ignore our skills relating to teamwork or emotional maturity because, well, they are hard to quantify.

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4 incredibly simple ways to improve your work

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When you come back from a holiday vacation to work, you can get a bit 10 tips to deal with an overwhelming to do list with all of the built up work during the supposedly quiet holiday season. The good news is that often the work doesn’t quickly get up to the fast pace you’ll […].

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3 ways your outstanding resume won’t secure the job interview

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You spend a great deal of time perfecting your resume. You follow all of a pundit’s advice — including mine. You post that outstanding resume onto the right job boards. And yet, all you hear back is crickets. Don’t be surprised. Or disappointed. You see, even if you have a perfect resume — even one […]. Job Search Resume Resume Tips

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The changing resume (Infographic)

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The resume is constantly evolving. Here are some of the ways that resumes are changing from Davitt Corporate Partners: Job Search Resume video resume

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If resumes are hard to write, what should I do?

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There is an incredible amount of noise about writing your resume. Hundreds of rules, contradictory advice, many different formats – and no sense of what it takes to win. Often, it is really overwhelming. So we give up.

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When it Comes to Networking, Don’t Be a Jack

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When it comes to networking, don’t introduce yourself with a long-winded and too-obviously rehearsed list of credentials. It's obvious! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Networking advice blog career expert job networking search

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp at Work Even When You’re Lacking Motivation

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It isn’t easy to stay motivated for an entire 8-hour work period day after day. Sooner or later, a person’s mind will wander, and tasks that are normally challenging will seem boring. This can put a person behind on getting things accomplished, though. Luckily, there are a few ways to train your mind to stay […]. The post 5 Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp at Work Even When You’re Lacking Motivation appeared first on Cube Rules. Job Performance

2016 46

How to Establish Yourself as an Asset, Not Just an Employee

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In a recovering economy, businesses today are very careful with their biggest expense: people. Job security is virtually nonexistent for most employees, but in any workplace there are people who are indispensable. Productivity would grind to a crawl if they were no longer doing their job.

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3 unexpected benefits of job satisfaction

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For too many of us, going to work is the equivalent of taking out the garbage; you don’t really want to, but if you don’t the quality of your living space spirals downward. Spending time at work can drag on, and it can feel like you are spending hours completing meaningless tasks.

7 steps to finding a DBA position using LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a social network used by professionals to network, hold meaningful industry related discussions and find jobs.

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