Why Should You Be Hired?

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By Catherine Adenle Wish you could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of hiring employers? Well, securing a new job is incredibly tough these days, especially when employers and managers have plenty of eager job seekers to [.] Related posts: How to Find The Job You Are Looking For. 21 Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search. Get the Job, Keep the Job and Lead! Who’s Your Dream Employer and Why? 6 New Year Career Resolutions For You.

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. 3 Surprising Phone Interview Tips. CAREEREALISM. Phone interviews are so important—they are your gateway to get to the face-to-face.

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Picture this: Someone hands you a resume without saying anything, and a few seconds later, someone else hands you a resume, saying, “This person seems like just what we’re looking for and he is really interested in the job!”

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Using LinkedIn During Your Job Search: 5 Things You Need To Know

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How To Utilize Social Media For Your Job Search

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How To Talk About Your Past Bosses In A Job Interview

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How To Answer, ‘Why Do You Want To Work Here?’ In An Interview

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5 Networking Tips Every Job Seeker Needs

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How To Answer 3 Interview Questions About Your Personality

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7 Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From Getting The Offer

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. 7 Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From Getting The Offer. CAREEREALISM. Big interview mistakes are obvious—being late, dressing inappropriately, bad language, and so on.

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Job Shadowing: The Secret For Career-Changing Adults & New Graduates

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How To Answer Interview Questions About A Gap In Your Work History

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2 Questions You NEED To Ask During Job Interviews

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. 2 Questions You Probably Don’t Ask In Job Interviews – But Definitely Should. CAREEREALISM. Asking questions in the interview shows your interest in the job, as well as your intelligence and enthusiasm.

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The Top 3 Resume Improvements Everyone Needs Now

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. If you are sending your resume out but not getting multiple invitations to interview, your resume needs some improvement.

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How To Answer The Interview Question, ‘What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment?’

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. 7 Essential Questions To Ask In Your Job Interview. CAREEREALISM. Asking questions in your job interview not only makes you stand out in positive ways, it also helps you find out things you need to know (during the interview and before you take the job).

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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

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How To Answer 5 Tricky Job Interview Questions

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Get More Interviews When You Tap The Hidden Job Market

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3 Powerful Ways To Unlock The Hidden Job Market

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5 Questions You Should Be Asking In Your Job Interviews

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How To Answer 2 Tough Management Level Job Interview Questions

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. How To Answer 2 Tough Management Level Job Interview Questions. CAREEREALISM. Are you interviewing for a management role? Get ready for some tough interview questions. Below are the best answers for two of the toughest management level job interview questions.

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How To Prepare For Your Job Interview

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HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. The person who gets the job offer is not always the one who is most qualified—it’s often the one who prepares the best. Good preparation gives you confidence, helps you deliver better interview answers, and it will help you get the offer.

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