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Important Interview Preparation Techniques

Important Interview Preparation Techniques | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
You can’t be any good at interviewing if you don’t prepare and don’t practice. Here are a few quick interview preparation techniques to try.
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This is actually an excellent preview of an upcoming article I just submitted!  And the results from participants admitting they haven't practiced don't surprise me at all.

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James Schreier's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:52 PM

So directly related to several things I've written about here -- I just had to share as validation of one of the main lessons from this project -- plus it's a great preview of an article I just submitted for publication.

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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


Now offering a personal "Interview Critique!"


Filter for articles tagged "CR" for articles I've written as an "Expert Contributor" for Careerealism.


Visit www.212-careers.com for more information!

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Job Search: Practice Redefined

Job Search: Practice Redefined | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
A successful job search includes practice – if you practice the right things. Here are some tips on what to practice if you want to land that dream job!
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An offer you can refuse: When to turn down a job opportunity

An offer you can refuse: When to turn down a job opportunity | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Turning down a job offer can seem risky and reckless. No matter how long you've been on the hunt, saying no to a steady paycheck just seems wrong, especially with the job market still struggling to reach full recovery.
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Being Technology-Challenged Is Not an Excuse Anymore!

Being Technology-Challenged Is Not an Excuse Anymore! | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Embrace New Experiences, Embrace Life! My mother had been driving a car for nearly forty years when one day, while driving with my niece, she almost ran out of gas. I say almost, because my 14-year-o…
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Practice Makes Burnout

Practice Makes Burnout | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
A study released last week found that perfectionism can eventually lead to employee burnout. Editor Kate Everson learned that it can also lead to the emergency room.
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Amazon’s Prime Day Experiment

Amazon’s Prime Day Experiment | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Amazon Prime Day, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Prime members’ program on July 15, 2015, has taken a lot of flack as a bad customer experience, based on negative tweets and members’ frustration about the quality, availability, and accessibility of the items featured in the sale.
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9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit

9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them. It’s so tempting to work your best people hard that managers frequently fall into this trap.
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15 Dumb Things that Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success

15 Dumb Things that Absolutely Don’t Predict Job Success | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
For the past 40 years I’ve been working with hiring managers, recruiters and candidates on all types of jobs from camp counselors to senior executives. Part of this has been tracking the results of their hiring decisions including what happens to people who didn’t get hired for a dumb reason at company A, but did get hired at company B for the right reasons.Given this perspective, here are 15 things I’ve found that absolutely don’t predict on-the-job success. Despite the obvious, companies, recruiters and hiring managers still use these factors to make critical yes/no
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This article, another perfectly on-spot one from Lou Adler, should be read very carefully by all job seekers.  They should be aware of these fundamental flaws.  Unfortunately, they also need to be aware that many organizations and individual hiring managers, still believe many of them are accurate.

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christopher cyril's curator insight, August 10, 10:04 AM

This article, another perfectly on-spot one from Lou Adler, should be read very carefully by all job seekers.  They should be aware of these fundamental flaws.  Unfortunately, they also need to be aware that many organizations and individual hiring managers, still believe many of them are accurate.

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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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3 Ways To Win The 'New Career Game'

3 Ways To Win The 'New Career Game' | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
There’s a ‘New Career Game’ out there. This ‘New Career Game’ the way of the future for businesses and YOU. The question is... are you prepared to win it?
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Job Hunt Got You Down? Re-Vamp Your Search!

Job Hunt Got You Down? Re-Vamp Your Search! | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Searching for a new job can discourage even the most optimistic among us. During your job search, keep in mind these powerful ideas to stay on track.
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Maybe Amazon’s New World of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me

Maybe Amazon’s New World of Work Isn’t Right For Someone Like Me | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
“Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk,” said former Amazon employee Bo Olson, who worked in book marketing. Or, they very wisely chose
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Is Your LinkedIn Profile A Blockbuster?

Is Your LinkedIn Profile A Blockbuster? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
You want to do the same thing that movie makers and authors do: engage the person viewing your materials. Learn how to do this with your LinkedIn profile!
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The Importance Of Goal Setting In Your Job Search

The Importance Of Goal Setting In Your Job Search | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Goal Setting is considered one of the most important elements of a successful job search. Here are some tips for setting goals during your job search!
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This is the first of a planned monthly article that will contain an interactive exercise.

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Words Matter In Your Career Search – But Some Might Hurt

Words Matter In Your Career Search – But Some Might Hurt | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
The words in your resume and on your LinkedIn profile can make a significant difference in the success of your career search. But some words may hurt it.
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The latest in my series of articles for CAREEREALISM.  This one digs a little deeper into the importance of the words used on your resume and in your LinkedIn profile.

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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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