6 Interview Techniques You Need to Know

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Whether your dream job is trading stocks on Wall Street or an adventurous job in Alaska, you need to know as much as you can to successfully complete each round of your interview. Interviews

company wants me to relocate … to Alaska!

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A reader writes: I work as a consultant for a firm in Southern California and my main client is based in Alaska. My client is our firm’s biggest source of revenue and now they have asked my boss if they could relocate me to Alaska. He has been rather vague about how long it would be for, but when he saw my hesitation he said, “Well, if I were you, I would jump at the chance to live in Alaska for a year.”

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update: company wants me to relocate … to Alaska!

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Remember the reader whose company wanted her to relocate to Alaska ? After the initial conversation, I told my boss that I had no interest in moving to Alaska. Here’s her update: I actually ended up leaving that job, traveling for a few months, and just started a new job where i’m much happier! He seemed disappointed but didn’t stop alluding to the fact that it might be necessary and that he was kind of bummed that I wouldn’t step up to the task.

The Most Popular Corporate Jargon by State

Evil HR Lady

Alaska — Corporate values. We love to use business jargon, even though 88 percent of Americans have only pretended to understand jargon spouted by a co-worker. However, apparently, we don’t use the same jargon in every state. Textio looked through over a million job postings and pulled out the jargon most popular in each state.

Google Lists America’s Most Misspelled Words: Wisconsin’s is Surprising

Evil HR Lady

Alaska: Schedule. Is there a word you just can’t remember how to spell? My word is “occasionally.” ” I can never remember if it’s one c and a double s or one s and a double c. Thank goodness for spell checkers.

Get the VIP Treatment at #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


GET THE INSIDE SCOOP AT THE 2015 HR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS! I can’t believe are less than 2 weeks away from the 2015 HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. We’re knee deep in pre-conference content strategy for #HRTechConf where we’ll bring you the best insights into what you can expect at three different events in Vegas in one week. Yes, three events which are the HR Tech Tank, IAEWS Fall Congress and the HR Technology Conference.

How Should HR Deal with Cyberbullying?


Its author, Jillian Caswell, is a Office Staffing Division Manager at Alaska Executive Search, Inc.

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Workers Compensation Bureau and Resources by State


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Download Your 2015 Guide Las Vegas for #HRTechConf & #IAEWSLasVegas


It’s arrived. The most anticipated guide filled with nuggets of wisdom, insights, where to go and what to do in Las Vegas during the HR Technology Conference. It’s sponsored by our friends, Talent Objects. This guide is filled with information about cabbing it in Vegas, shows to see, restaurants to enjoy and what to do when you aren’t at the HR Technology Conference.

Should You Move for a Job?

Career Alley

The states with no state income tax are: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter , IT Division. Moving is a big undertaking for most folks.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Coffman Cove, Alaska. Question 1: How can I respond to a completely false Performance Improvement Plan? I have worked for this company for 25 years.

Learn Everything You Need to Know about Las Vegas & #SHRM15


SHRM15 is literally within a week and if you’ve never been you’re in for a treat! This year we’ve put together another one of our ultimate guides to the conference and Las Vegas. Whether you’re going to SHRM to network or you’re going because it’s a free trip to Vegas (let’s face it, some of you reading this are thinking just that!) we have you covered!

How Do Headhunters Work?

Blue Sky Resumes

If a headhunter hires only entertainment executives in New York and LA, and you are a construction project manager in Alaska, you will not endear yourself by cluttering up her email.

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom

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In other iterations, it took the form of an annual sum that every citizen would receive unconditionally–comparable to the program in Alaska through which every resident receives a yearly, fixed share of the state’s oil revenues. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

This quote was sent to us by Tulimak of Togiak, Alaska. “There is no better test of a person’s integrity than how he or she behaves when proven to be wrong.” ” – Marvin Gay Williams, Jr. Forward, NBA Charlotte Hornets. How simple. How true.

Job Seeker Desperately Seeks HR Feedback


He’s from Alaska and is desperate to find work. Sometimes writing this blog just hurts. I see people in their weakest or must vulnerable moments who are compelled to share their inner most thoughts, fears, and situations because I have a blog.

The Best Seasonal Jobs & How To Find Them

Career Realism

Whether you’re seining for salmon or working in a cannery in Alaska, or hauling in lobster off the coast of Maine, you’ll get a better paycheck but less perks than some of other less-exhausting seasonal jobs. Working in seasonal jobs around the country — or even overseas — can bring you experience, money and fun. Not only do seasonal jobs make your resume more attractive, but they provide a good interim employment when you’re at school or otherwise unable to work a full-time job.

International Relations Careers In Seattle-Portland

Career Realism

where flights routinely provide travelers nonstop flights throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.

10 Disenchanted Grads We Can All Relate To

Resume Bear

Eventually, he ended up in Alaska where he sequestered himself in the wilderness — a choice that would ultimately lead to his death. College students who have graduated over the past few years have had a rough time of it.

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I took a year off to travel and now employers are holding it against me

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No further explanation, and definitely no discussion of skills and lessons you learned overseas (just like you wouldn’t include lessons you learned from, say, planning a wedding or from spending a year in Alaska). A reader writes: I’m a legal professional with about 7 years of work experience. I recently pursued a life-long goal to take some time off and travel the world for a year. I got back to the U.S. about 3 weeks ago and am now looking to get back into the workforce.

15 Air Fare Hacks That WILL Save You Money

Ms. Career Girl

American, Alaska, Spirit, United and Delta. The post 15 Air Fare Hacks That WILL Save You Money appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest article by Joe Ryan. You can follow him on Twitter @flightdelayteam.

This Bird Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Reaching Your Goals

Career Realism

It sounds crazy, but the bar-tailed godwit bird does it every year, traveling from Alaska to New Zealand with virtually no breaks in between. This Bird Will Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Reaching Your Goals. Work It Daily.

Download our 2015 Guide to Las Vegas & the SHRM Annual Conf #SHRM15


Over the past few weeks we’ve had numerous Facebook messages, emails, and texts into our secret club asking when we’d be launching our annual guide for the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition happening next month. If you’re headed to SHRM and you’d like all the resources necessary to make SHRM and your visit to Las Vegas a success, you’re in luck!

lying about employment dates, changing out of biking clothes at work, and more

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My coworkers keep pressing me to “get away from it all” and go to places like Alaska or Costa Rica or Hawaii. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Biking to work and changing clothes when I get there. I am soon to start a new job (my first office job with smart clothes required). The workplace is three miles from my home. I don’t drive and there is no direct bus (I’d have to take two separate buses and it would take close to an hour).

Get the VIP Treatment with our #SHRM16 Party List


INSIDER’S GUIDE TO SHRM 2016 PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS. We are just 5 short weeks away from the 2016 SHRM Annual Conference in Washington DC. I’m currently working on blog content, selecting sessions and trying to develop a plan for all things #SHRM16.

The Top Four States to Start a Nursing Career

Ms. Career Girl

Alaska. Alaska has a stable economy, and in many places is not nearly as cold as you think. Either way, Alaska is surrounded by natural beauty and is an outdoor person’s dream.

#KindnessChallenge Round-Up: Reflection, Feedback, and Next Steps Moving Forward!

Personal Excellence Blog

For Arnold, his bucket list item is to move to Alaska with his family, live in the wilderness, and go fishing! So I went to Google Images to search for pictures of people fishing in Alaska or at least out in the sea in Alaska.

interview with a lab worker at the Arctic Circle

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Here’s the Q&A — with much thanks to Kevin Lackey, who works at Teck Alaska, Red Dog Mine. (By We are about 22 miles from the closest town, which is the village of Noatak, Alaska. If there are no interested NANA shareholders, there is a lengthy list of other preferred candidates (shareholders of other native corporations, other Alaska natives and native Alaskans, etc.).

Top 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Job Seekers and Recruiters


California Washington Nevada Utah Arizona Idaho Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico Oregon Alaska Hawaii Job Career HR human resources corporate recruiters executives managers management consultants headhunter staffing employers employment alumni education U.S. More popular spots where job seekers and recruiters are meeting up on LinkedIn. Not sure how or why to use LinkedIn Groups on your job search?

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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She did a two-week cruise internship over Christmas break 2011, and last summer worked for the same company on their Alaska cruises, working on three different ships in the fleet. ” The Alaska cruises were a summer job, as she was returning to college full-time in September, so would it be acceptable to respond that this was “seasonal work”? It’s fast answer Friday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Well, some of them are short.

Use SEO Best Practices to Land Your Next Job

Corn on the Job

To continue with the previous example, you would type in “elementary teaching jobs in Alaska” in order to find only those jobs that were relevant to your skill set and geographic demands. If you have no idea what SEO stands for it is time to learn.

How to Fight Unemployment Insurance Benefit Hearings


By 1937, every state in the Union and the then-territories of Alaska and Hawaii had enacted their own unemployment insurance programs. For a list of unemployment benefit amount by state and other UI resources, click here. .

how can I get employees to stop saving all their vacation time for December, I don’t want my photos on my company’s Facebook page, and more

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The exception would be if they were, say, planning to send you to Alaska for a year or something else very long-term.). It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. How can I get employees to stop saving all their vacation time for December? I am an office manager for a small company (under 10 employees).

Cabelas Hiring 155 at New Saginaw Michigan Store!

Resume Bear

and Anchorage, Alaska. Applications being accepted now; Interviews to begin Nov. Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, plans to hire approximately 115 full-time and part-time employees, plus seasonal workers, to staff its Saginaw Outpost Store scheduled to open early next year in Saginaw, Mich. Applications must be submitted online. Anyone interested in applying should visit [link] , click on “Apply Now,” then “United States Jobs.”

Job Change? Ten Tax Tips – Things to discuss with your tax advisor

Sklover Working Wisdom

states that do not have a state income tax (namely, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming) and your new job has you relocating to New York or California, two of the states with high state income taxes. “When the devil loses his job, he becomes a tax collector.”. – Greek Proverb.

“If laid off and offered a lower job, will declining it result in losing severance or unemployment benefits?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Anchorage, Alaska. Question: Dear Alan: My husband was informed that his position will soon be eliminated due to restructuring following a recent company acquisition. A lower-paying position at the company was identified which is available for him to apply for, and he will be given preferential consideration for this job. . We are wondering about negative consequences of his applying for this job. What happens if (1) he fails to apply? (2) 2) applies, and does not get it?

“If only the employee signs the severance agreement, is the employer bound by it?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Point McKenzie, Alaska. Question: If a severance agreement was received and signed by the employee, but then not countersigned by the employer, is it binding on the employer? Answer: Dear O.K.: Your question is of particular interest to me, because I ask myself that very same question perhaps once every week, when helping clients with severance matters. .

my boss wants me to fix his mother’s computer issues, my coworker is competing with me for a Ph.D. spot, and more

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I have been interested in pursuing a niche career in Alaska for the last 8 years. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss keeps telling me to fix his mother’s computer issues. I’m a tech support technician for a small ISP business. My boss (the company owner) has me answering calls from his mother almost every day. She calls in about everything from hardware to software. She even brought her computers in on a Friday from 3 hours away for me to work on.

asking about difficult coworkers in an interview, apologizing for a terrible cover letter, and more

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Problem is: I have a seasonal family business in the fisheries that I travel out of state (to Alaska) to work at every summer (for the past several years) for 4-6 weeks, depending how much time I can get off from work. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I ask about difficult coworkers in an interview? I’ve been interviewing for a new job recently, and I’ve noticed that I’m frequently getting asked how I deal with difficult coworkers.

I was hired as a change agent but my manager doesn’t support me, disclosing grad school plans, and more

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In light of that, this is similar to how you wouldn’t need to disclose to an interviewer that you and your partner would love to move to Alaska in a couple of years. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. I was hired as a change agent, but now my manager is backtracking. I was recently hired as a change agent designed to bring a new skill set into a well-established department.