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Concerning the interview

Concerning the ‘Interview’

No one likes to be interviewed, and yet no one likes to say no; for interviewers are courteous and gentle-mannered, even when they come to destroy. I must not be understood to mean that they ever come consciously to destroy or are aware afterward that they have destroyed; no, I think their...

Dealing With Job-Search Rejection

Dear Liz, I've applied for 20 jobs and I've had one phone interview that went nowhere. Seven of the companies sent me form letters saying "no thanks" and I heard nothing from the others. The rejection is the worst part of the job search, on top of the boredom and the isolation. Any sugg...

Job-Search Desperate Measures

Attention-getting tricks: some bomb, but some get the job. It's still tough out there, with too many candidates chasing too few openings. You may have heard experts say that job seekers need to stand out from the crowd and never give up. But what's bold and inspired to one hiring manage...

Tips For Closing The Interview – Advice For Job Candidates

The last few minutes of an interview can mean everything to the candidate who is prepared to ask the right questions. We like to call this closing the interview while in reality we are setting the table for keeping the path of discussion and opportunity open. And preparing to close is base...

Economic Impact

Beyond The Jobs Numbers: 3 In 4 Say Economy Has Taken Toll On Career

Earlier this morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Employment Situation report, which reveals that the unemployment rate has edged down to 9.5%. Shortly before, Glassdoor released its Q2 Employment Confidence Survey of 2,418 U.S. adults, which offers more in-depth in...

Travel Report Card. Airlines

Travel Industry Report Card: Employees Sound Off

There are more than 10 million employees in the travel industry and the industry is expected to grow by more than 90,000 jobs in 2010 according to the US Travel Association, an industry trade group. The association also expects a 2.3% increase in leisure travel this summer. [Glassdoor ...

SHRM2010

#SHRM2010 – A Whirlwind Of A Success

We’ve just returned from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) annual conference which had all-star speakers like former Vice President Al Gore, media magnate Steve Forbes, and New York Times best-selling author Michael Buckingham. The SHRM conference was a great opportunit...