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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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These Are the Skills That Employers Want, But MBAs Lack

These Are the Skills That Employers Want, But MBAs Lack | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
New business school graduates are lacking the job skills that corporate recruiters are looking for.
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Questions You’re Probably Not Asking on a Career Gap Resume

Questions You’re Probably Not Asking on a Career Gap Resume | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

Many people go through a stage in their career when they take a break. There can be a number of different reasons for this, including traveling, bringing up chi

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Questions job seekers should be prepared to answer.

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4 Easy Steps To Speed Up Your Job Search

4 Easy Steps To Speed Up Your Job Search | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

What really makes a job search successful and efficient? These simple steps will speed up your job search.

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Phrases You Shouldn't Have On Your Resume

Phrases You Shouldn't Have On Your Resume | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Sometimes it’s the phrases used on a resume that cause it to be dismissed, not experience or skills. Here are 4 phrases you shouldn't have on your resume.
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Pretty good except for the "Skills" part.  No list of "Skills" should be on your resume.  Skills should be part of your ACCOMPLISHMENTS.  Transferable skills, or Skills Sets, or Skills are almost always meaningless because they have no context.

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6 Ways To Be Interesting During Your Interview

6 Ways To Be Interesting During Your Interview | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Congratulations, you’ve scored the interview! Now, you need to figure out how you're going stand out. Here's how to be interesting during your interview.
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A Simple Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself"

A Simple Formula for Answering "Tell Me About Yourself" | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Our CEO, Kathryn Minshew, shares an easy approach for answering this tough interview question.
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Not a bad response to this ubiquitous question but it sounds a little bit canned, particularly the closing "I'm so excited..."  There's a better answer I believe that starts the same way but then transitions into "and my most significant accomplishment in the last year is...." (which can be customized to best fit the job you're applying for).

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LinkedIn Says These Are the 10 Most Overused Words On Resumes

LinkedIn Says These Are the 10 Most Overused Words On Resumes | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

There are many repeat sinners from last year's list.

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10 Strange Ways That Applicants Botch Their Job Interview

10 Strange Ways That Applicants Botch Their Job Interview | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
By Eric B. Meyer Flushing the toilet during an interview? Well, at least it was a phone interview. Hey, one thing you guys know about me is that I’m
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Actors Anonymous Step 8: Get Comfy With Rejection

Actors Anonymous Step 8: Get Comfy With Rejection | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
As Working Actor columnist Kelli Barrett knows, every actor will survive countless rejections over the course of a career. But how do you rise above them all?
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Actors Anonymous Step 12: Sharing Circle

Actors Anonymous Step 12: Sharing Circle | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett wants you to share your talents, your time, and yourself.
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Actors Anonymous Step 10: Establishing Boundaries

Actors Anonymous Step 10: Establishing Boundaries | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett knows that it’s difficult to pass up work, but sometimes you need to have the strength to choose a life for yourself that is more happy than busy.
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Here’s What I Would Do If the President Made Me the HR Czar

Here’s What I Would Do If the President Made Me the HR Czar | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
I think the next President should add a new position to their cabinet. That position would be called HR Czar. That person should be me, and here’s what I w
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How To Overcome Your Interview Anxiety

How To Overcome Your Interview Anxiety | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

If the thought of an interview makes your palms start to sweat and your heart race, check out these five tips on how to overcome your interview anxiety.

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5 Simple Habits of Incredibly Successful Job Applicants

5 Simple Habits of Incredibly Successful Job Applicants | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

It pays to get really good at developing great job-seeking habits. Start working on them sooner rather than later.

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3 Interview Questions You Should AVOID Asking

3 Interview Questions You Should AVOID Asking | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
There are some questions you should AVOID asking in your first job interview. These interview questions make you look a liiiiiitle desperate. Here's why.
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Start A Conversation With A LinkedIn Connection

Start A Conversation With A LinkedIn Connection | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
You just got a NEW LinkedIn connection - Woo hoo! Okay, now what? How can you start a conversation with this person? Here are some great tips.
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Harvard Professor Declares Job Descriptions Should Finally be Discarded

Harvard Professor Declares Job Descriptions Should Finally be Discarded | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Harvard professor Todd Rose proves that the continued of skills-laden and experience-based job descriptions prevent companies from hiring the best people possible. In
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YES!!!!

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4 Tips For Utilizing Your Time During A Job Search

4 Tips For Utilizing Your Time During A Job Search | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

On the job search and short on time? Here are some tips for utilizing your time throughout your job search while maintaining a healthy social and work life.

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Are You Setting Work Goals That Are Too Hard (or Too Easy?)

Are You Setting Work Goals That Are Too Hard (or Too Easy?) | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Researchers brought two groups of people together for some testing on goal setting. One group had been identified as low performers and the other as high performers. The researchers wanted to find out if there were any differences in the way the two groups approached setting goals. To test a theory they had developed, the…
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This is an outstanding piece on goal setting.  Critically important for job seekers to set goals as part of their search activities.

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A Cool Trick: How to Spin 1 Resume Bullet 5 Different Ways

A Cool Trick: How to Spin 1 Resume Bullet 5 Different Ways | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
When it comes to your resume, let's get creative.
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Job-Hunting After 50: The New Rules

Job-Hunting After 50: The New Rules | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
We spoke to experts, as well as a few people who've been there themselves, for advice on how older workers can market themselves in the job search—and get hired.
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Actors Anonymous Step 11: Go for Fullness

Actors Anonymous Step 11: Go for Fullness | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor columnist Kelli Barrett knows the key to a great life (and a great career) is throw-ing out the concept of balance and embracing fullness.
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Actors Anonymous Step 9: Making Amends

Actors Anonymous Step 9: Making Amends | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett knows how powerful the pull of work (any work!) can be—but is it worth risking your friendships over?
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Actors Anonymous Step 7: Envision Yourself First

Actors Anonymous Step 7: Envision Yourself First | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Working Actor Kelli Barrett demands that you stop dream-casting your auditions with other people and start picturing yourself as the character!
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This is dead-on advice for your interview preparation!

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