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Interviewing | 212 Careers

Interviewing | 212 Careers | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

212-Careers is a website (and this Scoop.It topic) dedicated to important, sometimes unusual, and more "strongly worded" career advice.  Targeted primarily for job seekers and career advice, it also contains relevant information for HR professionals.  Follow the topic on Scoop.It and visit the website for the "better" information from the sea of career advice.  212-Careers - One Degree Better


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Mastering the Art of Your Career


It doesn’t matter what you do for a living — whether you work in medicine or retail, law or construction, whether you’re a software engineer or a writer — there’s an art and science to just about every career imaginable. Every profession has its scientific aspects, those more mechanical facets and rules and methods you absolutely must know to excel within your industry. However, these professions, no matter how dry, straightforward, or technical, also have their creative or artistic qualities.

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Translating Skills For A Career Transition

Translating Skills For A Career Transition | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Considering changing careers? If you are, you'll need to translate your skills. Try these savvy suggestions for translating skills for a career transition.
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What if My Boss REALLY IS Trying to Get Rid of Me?

What if My Boss REALLY IS Trying to Get Rid of Me? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Dear Readers, I got so much mail about my last post, I Think My Boss is Trying to Get Rid of Me, that I want to address the essence of the comments, which is: What if it’s actually true? My respons...
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The Most Important Quality In A New Employee

The Most Important Quality In A New Employee | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Kim Metcalf-Kupres, vice president and CMO at Johnson Controls, shares why trust is the most important quality she looks for in new employees.
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Superman Doesn't Belong On Your Resume

Superman Doesn't Belong On Your Resume | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Listing all of your skills on your resume can land you in the 'no' pile because you look like superman. Here's why superman doesn't belong on your resume.
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Special thanks to my wonderful colleague, Mary Berry Kurrasch, for adding her insight to this issue.

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This guy came up with a brilliant way make his résumé stand out and heard back from 8 companies in a month

This guy came up with a brilliant way make his résumé stand out and heard back from 8 companies in a month | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
A new type of resume caught the eyes of many companies.
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Why Actors Have Gotta Have Faith

Why Actors Have Gotta Have Faith | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Kelli Barrett, starring in the upcoming Broadway musical “Dr. Zhivago,” underscores the importance for performers of having faith in themselves and in their talents.
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Actors Anonymous Step 4: Community

Actors Anonymous Step 4: Community | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett, currently starring on Broadway in “Dr. Zhivago,” takes readers through the fourth step of Actors Anonymous: committing to community.
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Best advice for 22 year olds

Best advice for 22 year olds | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Don’t brag about your abilities or accomplishments. If they are good enough, other people will do the talking for you.
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Good advice - ALMOST!  This would be a very good article except for one piece of advice.  "Don't point out a problem unless you have a better solution."


I can see so many possibilities where this is just plain wrong.  If an employee sees a potential safety hazard, or sees a serious potential flaw in a new product, this suggestion says "son't say anything."  Just let something bad happen. 


I've been consulting for decades.  I often see problems that I help clients solve -- but I try and help the client see alternative solutions.

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5 Things Veterans Should Do When Job Searching

5 Things Veterans Should Do When Job Searching | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Veterans bring a high level of leadership and transferable skills to employers. Here are five things veterans should do when job searching.
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Check Your LinkedIn Profile THIS Frequently

Check Your LinkedIn Profile THIS Frequently | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Checking your LinkedIn profile is a very important aspect of your job search. Here's how frequently you should check your LinkedIn Profile.
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Both interesting and challenging!

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How Your Attitude Defines Your Job Search

How Your Attitude Defines Your Job Search | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Job search troubles got you down? Keep your head up - your attitude, truly, is everything. It defines you and your job search. Find out why.
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Job interview hurdles: What to do when you start to feel exploited

Job interview hurdles: What to do when you start to feel exploited | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
What do you do when an employer makes you feel like you’re not a job candidate but just an unpaid employee?
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5 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

5 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
With these five tips, you'll find yourself much better prepared and exponentially more confident when it comes time to interview for a new job.
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Does Your Resume Get Along With Your Personal Brand?

Does Your Resume Get Along With Your Personal Brand? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Time and again, I encounter job seekers that have good prior or current work experience, pretty sharp resumes, and a convincing cover letters, but still struggle to get interviews.
Related: Is Your Personal Brand Wrong?
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How to spot a 'cyberloafer' in a job interview

How to spot a 'cyberloafer' in a job interview | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
To avoid hiring someone who will spend too much time surfing the web, look for these two traits.
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Exit Interviews: The 2nd Most Worthless Activity HR Has To Handle

Exit Interviews: The 2nd Most Worthless Activity HR Has To Handle | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. Let’s be clear, the most useless HR act
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Maybe not #2 -- but certainly in the top 5!  It's much better to find out why top performers stay!  Retention Series

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Millennials: Bridge The Workplace Generation Gap

Millennials: Bridge The Workplace Generation Gap | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
When you're in your 20s, you often need to work with older co-workers. Not sure what to do? Here's how millennials can bridge the workplace generation gap.
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Are You an Acting Addict?

Are You an Acting Addict? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
New Working Actor columnist (and Broadway star!) Kelli Barrett talks about the hunger inside that compels men and women to pursue a difficult career in the face of near-constant rejection.
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Actors Anonymous Step 3: Fearless Moral Inventory

Actors Anonymous Step 3: Fearless Moral Inventory | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Kelli Barrett, currently starring in “Dr. Zhivago” on Broadway, takes readers through the next step of her Actors Anonymous program: letting go of the bad and embracing the good.
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Actors Anonymous Step 5: Managing Expectations

Actors Anonymous Step 5: Managing Expectations | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
For Working Actor Kelli Barrett, this month’s column on learning how much to expect from a roller-coaster profession turned out to hit very close to home when her Broadway musical suddenly closed.
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A powerful message for job seekers in any profession.

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10 Reasons Why Time's XQ Article on Hiring is Based on False Logic

10 Reasons Why Time's XQ Article on Hiring is Based on False Logic | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Many years ago I took a bunch of personality-type assessments including Myers Briggs, Calipers, Predictive Index and DISC. They all came back with the same general assessment – extroverted, dominant, influencing, intuitive and creative. It also turned out I was far below average on the analytical and attention-to-detail side for any jobs these traits required. I knew this was totally backwards.The tests all showed that given the choice I’d rather go to a party and debate all night long, which was true. But these were just preferences and in no way reflected ability. At the ti
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As usual, Lou Adler is dead on with his analysis.  This important for job seekers to be aware of this problem.  Companies that don't follow best hiring practices (again, Lou Adler) might hire you on this incorrect information -- you may have a job but it may not be the best job for you.

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Is Your Fear Of The Future Hurting Your Career Search?

Is Your Fear Of The Future Hurting Your Career Search? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Does the thought of where your career will be in 10 years make your stomach knot up? Is your fear of the future hurting your career search? Don't let it!
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Actors Anonymous Step 6: Embrace the Audition

Actors Anonymous Step 6: Embrace the Audition | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett knows that auditions can be tough—but so can a good workout at the gym.
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Here's that "Practice, Practice, Practice" theme again.

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