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Practicing Body Language Cues for Your Next Interview

Career Alley

“ A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” In today’s difficult job market, finding the right employment can be an incredibly daunting and challenging prospect. In today’s climate, every little aspect of the job search matters more. This is just as applicable when it comes to the job interview. Good luck in your search. Close, but no Job.

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4 Pieces Of Career Advice For College Graduates Looking For Work

Career Realism

Hopefully you've spent your years wisely building up your network, interning or securing an internship, and putting your studies to good use on the job. Moonlight. Things to remember : You will not land your dream job right out of college. You did it!

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How To Dominate The Job Market After Graduation

Career Realism

How To Dominate The Job Market After Graduation Work It Daily. Hopefully you’ve spent your years wisely building up your network, interning or securing an externship, and putting your studies to good use on the job. Moonlight. Be Employable Job Search

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short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: another job search edition January 29, 2011 We did a job search edition of short answer Saturday last week , but the questions keep piling up so here’s another one. is that interview question legal?

2011 75

will looking like a teenager harm my job search?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager will looking like a teenager harm my job search? Have you ever interviewed someone who looked younger than their age (meaning they look like they are under 18 when they really are not)? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 75

short answer Saturday: job search edition — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Saturday: job search edition January 22, 2011 It’s short answer Saturday: six short answers to six short questions. Is it better to respond to a job ad immediately or wait a few days? what was your worst interview?

2011 72

is my employer plotting against me?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager is my employer plotting against me? I’ve heard them lie to customers and lie to employees; I’ve seen them cheat the government when paying taxes; I’ve watched them bully employees into not filing reports when hurt on the job.

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PODCAST: Should you go to college during a recession? | Resumebear.

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ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips PODCAST: Should you go to college during a recession?

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at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager at an interview in a coffee shop, who pays for the coffee? I say presumptuous because the interviewer sort of assumed that you would have the cash on hand to pay for coffee (or whatever). Is there an actual job? job searching?

2011 81

employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list March 17, 2011 A reader writes: I recently was asked to sign a Consent to Reference Check form. I had one recently that had told me one former employer would not say great things.

2011 72

interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself?

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewed with the flu; how can I redeem myself? March 12, 2011 A reader writes: I was recently interviewed at a very reputable university that I’ve longed to work for and be accepted to as a student since I was a child.

2011 71

interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer was offended when I asked why the job was open March 7, 2011 A reader writes: Any advice on how to “save&# an interview when the hiring manager indicates your question is offensive? I left with no job lined up.

2011 74

should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I give my interviewer a typed list of my answers to likely questions? Part of what I’ve done is to collect around 20 interview questions and write down my answers. Good luck on your interview. is that interview question legal?

2011 77

answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager answering questions from your old employer after you’ve moved on February 21, 2011 A reader writes: I have submitted my two weeks notice and am wondering what I should do if after I have left, if they contact me for phone support?

2011 76

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? January 5, 2011 A reader writes: I had a great second phone interview with a company I think would be perfect. The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description.

2011 67

should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should I warn my employer about a slacker kiss-ass? I’m sure that, as a manager (especially one who is retaining their job) would be delighted to receive this information. But even if its not fine, its OP’s job.

2011 69

interviewer didn't give me any time to ask my own questions — Ask.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager interviewer didn’t give me any time to ask my own questions December 29, 2010 A reader writes: I am stumped about a telephone interview I had today. Is it typical of a phone interview that they do not give you any details about them?

2010 65

the 10 interview questions you're most likely to be asked — Ask a.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager the 10 interview questions you’re most likely to be asked January 24, 2011 The absolute best way to kick ass in a job interview is to practice the hell out of the questions you’re likely to be asked. News & World Report today , I list the 10 most common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview — which are thus the 10 you should rehearse and rehearse and rehearse. job searching?

2011 61

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews January 18, 2011 A reader writes: I’m an HR professional, and I’ve been recruiting folks for various companies for somewhere around 10 years. what was your worst interview?

2011 66

Is Penelope Trunk Feeding Gen Y “Career Crack”?

Ms. Career Girl

In the post, titled “ Why Job Hoppers Make the Best Employees ,&# Penelope argues the following five points to be true: Job hoppers have more intellectually rewarding careers. Job hoppers have more stable careers. Job hoppers are higher performers.

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does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager does company’s silence mean I didn’t get the job? January 6, 2011 A reader writes: I recently interviewed for a job, and didn’t get it. I guess it’s safe to say I didn’t get the job. job searching?

2011 74

I will totally get you a job. — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager I will totally get you a job. I hope so, because I really liked this letter: I was laid off in June and have floundered job search-wise since. I decided to use the question on the very next interview I got, which took place yesterday.

2011 62

referring a friend for a job? not so fast… — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager referring a friend for a job? not so fast… January 3, 2011 A job opens up at your company. You have a friend who’s job-searching. Yay, get your friend a job and get to work with someone you like! Referring a friend for a job can have consequences that people often don’t take the time to think about, whether they ultimately get an offer or not. You have a friend who’s job-searching.

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8 things you should know about job references

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 8 things you should know about job references February 14, 2011 If you’re job-searching, at some point you’re going to be asked for references … and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re going to hand them over without giving much thought to what will happen next. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 50

update from reader afraid her old boss would out her as.

Ask A Manager

Remember the woman who was afraid that her old employer was going to out her as transgender to a new prospective employer? I’ve been pretty busy… with my new job! My only regret is waiting so long to leave my old job. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 63

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Interviewer insisted I was uninterested in the job A friend got me an interview with his company. I didn’t respond very well, as I sat there in stunned silence while he gave me “job-hunting tips.&# Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 79

listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager listen to me on Minnesota Public Radio January 7, 2011 The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Posted in me The wonderful Alexandra Levit and I were guests on Minnesota Public Radio this morning, talking about job search strategies in a tight job market. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

short answer Sunday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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Here we go… Changing out of snow shoes before an interview I was wondering your thoughts on wearing snow shoes to an interview, changing to dress shoes right before and maybe placing them in the coat closet? Is the job market improving? is my employer plotting against me?

2011 76

short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions

Ask A Manager

Here we go… Weird interview question I was recently asked in an interview if I thought I was smarter than my current boss. This is a really weird interview question, and I can’t figure out what they hoped to accomplish with it. Should I bother pursuing this job?

2011 71

should I do mediation with my incompetent boss, recruiter said she felt used when I turned down an offer, and more

Ask A Manager

I think the answer is to simply look for another job, but my question is: Does mediation usually work in situations like this? I recently relocated (a temporary long relocation actually, but I’m open to staying here), and part of that was a job search because I didn’t think my company would let me transfer. but the limited nature of the job. If I was offered a job as a Teapot Manager at this other company, I would take it immediately.

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short answer Sunday: 8 short answers to 8 short questions — Ask a.

Ask A Manager

Here we go: Interviewing with the person you’d be replacing I’m pretty good at interviews, however this week I have an unusual situation. I will be interviewing for the head of HR. Having her interview with the others makes me uncomfortable. job searching?

2011 63

how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I avoid jobs that expect 70-hour work weeks? February 2, 2011 A reader writes: What’s the best way to get across to potential employers I’m not willing to work 70 hours a week without sounding like a slacker?

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16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

2011 77

I don’t speak French but my job requires it, do I have to tell my boss I’m writing about astrology, and more

Ask A Manager

I don’t speak French but my job requires it. A few months ago I applied for a job with a large multinational which required French language skills. When I did an interview screen with a recruiter, she said she was aware I did not speak French and this might be a problem, but said she’d leave that to the hiring manager to make that call. Ultimately, I received a job offer and was very excited about it. Giving references for multiple people for the same job.

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short answer Saturday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

When your interviewers are stiff and not conversational. I have a friend who had an interview this morning for an assistant position (she’s been out of college for a year). After her interview, she called me and told me that she thought it went ok. Her biggest concern was that the two men interviewing her did not give much feedback or really attempt to make the conversation conversational, if that makes sense. and have been searching for jobs since then.

2013 57

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my company does secret performance reviews that we’re not allowed to see March 21, 2011 A reader writes: My current employer performs secret yearly reviews for the 85 employees at our main location. The employer has the right to appeal.

2011 74

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

But here’s a story of the type of recruiter you don’t want to work with — the deceptive, slimy kind who annoys the employers they’re hoping to pitch candidates to. Joan forwarded to me as she knew I had these other similar searches in the area.

2011 74

am I not getting hired because I'm gay?

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February 17, 2011 A reader writes: I’m a 22-year-old gay male and I recently relocated to a bigger city from a small town in hopes of finding gainful employment but so far it has not worked out. The fact is, the job market sucks right now. Best wishes with the job search.

2011 66

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager yes, you really should write a better cover letter March 7, 2011 Periodically I hear from readers who tell me that after they started approaching their cover letters differently, as I advise here , they started getting interviews. And yet I know many of you are still unconverted and since I would like you to actually get interviews, I’m going to continue to beat you over the head about this. is my employer plotting against me?

my office is obsessed with weight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager being overweight in an office that’s obsessed with weight March 8, 2011 A reader writes: Recently, one of my co-workers quit after only a few months of employment. OP will either need to try and ignore it again or find a different job.

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how can I get critical feedback?

Ask A Manager

Over the last 6 years of my career, the company I worked for had exhaustive assessments to include interviewing up and down the chain as well as clients. Since I have left that job and started a new one, I am experiencing the same thing at my new job — all positive feedback.

2011 73

wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I’ve been working at a county government job for just about 10 years, and I’m 30 years old. Contracting with a company that turned down my employer for the same work. This company previously contacted my employer to get a quote on the company doing the contract work. My name had come up a few times as someone to talk to about doing the job on a contract basis.). I would like to accept this job, in addition to keeping my regular job.

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short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Company asking me to fly myself out for informational interview I recently applied for a position at a big time company that’s out of state. The job is an entry level job. To my surprise, they actually called me back and asked to set up an INFORMATIONAL interview.

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