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Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

Many job seekers choose to “wing” their interviews rather than rehearsing beforehand and often their interview performance suffers because of it. Just regurgitating your resume or speaking about general job responsibilities won’t cut it.

2017 52

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

Employers will often bring in candidates who don’t fit the job posting 100% to see what else they’re bringing to the table at this stage. Lack Of Match-Up Between Job Titles And Actual Responsibilities. Accomplishments, accomplishments, accomplishments!

2016 83

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7 Phrases To Delete From Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

Phrases that are taboo on resumes like, “Self-motivated team player,” are creeping back into lists of job hunter credentials on LinkedIn. Unfortunately, these mundane, dry, and redundant phrases can make it difficult for you to maximize the power of LinkedIn in a job search.

2013 83

employer said I didn’t have enough “passion” when I couldn’t interview on a Saturday

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I recently applied for a job and was excited to receive an invitation to interview. That was tight, but I moved forward since the job seemed like a great fit for my experience. Think about something that you’d be willing to go out of your way to accomplish even if all the odds were against you. Best of luck in your job search.” Apparently, they use it as a metric to see how passionate an applicant really is.

2018 78

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fitting that description, I have found most Performance Improvement Plans are designed to (a) create a false record, to (b) intimidate, humiliate and infuriate employees, (c) to induce them to quit, get sick, or engage in misconduct, (d) to achieve their resigning or engaging in misconduct, all to (e) reduce headcount without severance or risk of lawsuit. Are others being given credit for your accomplishments? Goals without Measurable Metrics.”

2016 100

Stack ranking, reviews, and Cubicle Warriors

Cube Rules

” Not the greatest employee, but did the work, accomplished goals. And here’s why: my crowd was really good at their jobs. You “performance manage” the person into quitting. I told my manager I wasn’t willing to do it and if it came to going to HR (like they would help…right…) with the justifications (and, oh-by-the-way, we had GREAT metrics to measure people and their goals…), I had the goods that would prove this was all b t.

2013 133

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

It lasts about 20 minutes, and is quite informative and helpful. And if anyone reading this sees themselves in this guy, now is your chance to repent and reform, and start doing your job as a manager.) Personally, I think she’s unqualified for the job.

2011 78