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How To Avoid Interview Blunders

Interviews can be a nightmare! Ok, there are probably some of you out there that may be thinking, “What’s she talking about, I love interviewing!” But you are few and far between – if that’s you, read no further. But, if you’re within the norm, like most of us, we are usually ...

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5 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Writing your resume is simple, right? You just open up a Word document and start dumping your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of keywords onto the page. And voila, that pesky task is done. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created ...

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6 Ways to Handle Irritating Colleagues

We've probably all been there when it comes to having an annoying co-worker. You know -- that one co-worker who is either overly arrogant, lazy, or talks your ear off? Even if you consider yourself an easy-going person to work with, you've probably encountered that one colleague who drives...

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How To Network On Social Media: Part 2

In part one, I laid out my primary rule for networking online. One should strive to 1) be seen as either an expert or a person of influence and 2) to surround yourself with experts and people of influence. In this post, I want to continue demoing how to pull that off. How? Two words: Googl...

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4 Steps to Ace a Video Interview

Blame it on technology or cost cutting efforts but either way companies are increasingly using video interviews to weed out job candidates. For some companies it's used in the beginning stages of the interview process while for others it's all they’ve got. For job candidates it means ...

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How to Impress Your Boss on Your First Day

Want to make a great first impression on your first day of work? Then you must put yourself in your new manager's shoes. The perspective you have as a new employee can be very different than that of your manager's. While on the first day you want to impress your new boss, you also want ...

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8 Leadership Tips from an Oscar Winner

Movie awards season is here and busy actors have much to teach those of us not in the spotlight. Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) is my mentor and friend, and I worked as her personal executive assistant for 25 years. I resigned from this dream job in 2011 to pursue an...

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Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2014

According to Glassdoor’s Q4 2013 Employment Confidence Survey, more than one in five (22%) employees report finding a new job is among their top career resolutions in the next 12 months. With job searches already heating up thus far in 2014, job seekers should be ready to impress during ...

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4 Tips for Answering Oddball Interview Questions

Your hair and clothes are pristine. You conduct a final run-through of common interview questions. Calm descends upon you. You are confident and cool as you enter the job interview. That is, until your prospective boss slings a question like those listed on Glassdoor's annual Top 25 Odd...

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Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – even the down...