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How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Experience

How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Experience | Careers | Scoop.it
"The Permission Paradox" - You can’t get the job without the experience but you can’t get the experience without the job - is one of the great career Catch-22s. This challenge will confront you over
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Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson

Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson | Careers | Scoop.it
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Dr. Heidi has a ton of insightful gems on her site.  If you are serious about your career development, you would be foolish to purposely miss out what she has to offer you.  Take advantage!  Sound advice.  

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You Are (Probably) Wrong About You

You Are (Probably) Wrong About You | Careers | Scoop.it
If you want to be more successful — at anything — than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why. This sh...
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8 Great Questions To Ask During A Job Interview

8 Great Questions To Ask During A Job Interview | Careers | Scoop.it
A job interview can quickly take on the feel of an interrogation.
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How Doctors and Interviewers Make Mistakes

How Doctors and Interviewers Make Mistakes | Careers | Scoop.it
.... being objective starts by being inquisitive, not all-knowing.There was an interesting article in last week's Wall Street Journal – “The Biggest Mistakes Doctors Make.” The article cited a dozen
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Nailing the Job Interview

Nailing the Job Interview | Careers | Scoop.it
In the course of my career, I have interviewed hundreds of prospective employees, and I’m always amazed by the way so many of them get the process so wrong. At the end of the day, the interview is
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Sometimes a follow-up is more important than the job interview

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Miller: Sometimes a follow-up is more important than the job interview
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
After two months of interacting, the CEO tweeted him about an open position.

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Job Interviews: Permissible and Impermissible Questions

Job Interviews: Permissible and Impermissible Questions | Careers | Scoop.it
Job Interviews: Permissible and Impermissible Questions
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The job, or employment, interview is a getting-to-know-you question and answer session between an employer and prospective employee.

Via Eric Kramer, Cruise Line Class, www.eajoblist.com
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Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons

Expand Your Influence With 10 Timeless Leadership Lessons | Careers | Scoop.it
Leaders are in search of distinction as they seek to have their impact felt and their influence reverberate throughout their organizations. As all industries attempt to reinvent themselves in order to elevate the value of their brand proposition, the competitiveness of their people and their sustainable financial foothold in the marketplace, many organizations still lack leadership substance -- the well roundedness and required wisdom to stay ahead of the game. Testing new ideas and ideals as a leader is important and strongly encouraged. However, there comes a point in time to establish a solid foundation on which to build your teams, recruit and retain top talent, incorporate new best practices and establish performance standards and expectations in support of the business strategies before you.

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. They must evaluate how their leadership brand is being perceived by others and whether or not it has grown tired and requires a tune-up. Leaders must take pause and reach out to those before them who have already lived the situations they are about to experience themselves – and embrace these perspectives as nuggets of wisdom in preparation for what lies ahead of them.

The following ten timeless leadership lessons have served me well throughout my career. It is my hope that you will find the impact and influence that you are looking for in order to accelerate the advancement of your career and to generate outcomes that are both successful and significant for the organization that you serve.
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From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek

From Start With Why to Leaders Eat Last: An Interview With Simon Sinek | Careers | Scoop.it
By simply making the effort to help the people on our team more often, and show them that we truly care about them, we can start the process of creating an entire team or organization of people who trust each other....
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Why You Need A Sponsor To Fast-Track Your Career

Why You Need A Sponsor To Fast-Track Your Career | Careers | Scoop.it
Mentors may offer helpful guidance, but to win, you need a sponsor. Here's how to get one.
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Reverse Mentoring: What it is and Why it is Beneficial

Reverse Mentoring: What it is and Why it is Beneficial | Careers | Scoop.it
Almost everyone has hear about mentoring, but have you ever heard about “reverse mentoring”? Learn how reverse mentoring can help you and your company.
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Say Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won't Die

Say Goodbye to MBTI, the Fad That Won't Die | Careers | Scoop.it
My name is Adam Grant, and I am an INTJ. That’s what I learned from a wildly popular personality test, which is taken by more than 2.5 million people a year, and used by 89 of the Fortune 100
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Set down your biases and shove aside conventional wisdom for a minute. Wharton Professor, Adam Grant, offers a sobering critique of a popular personality test, Myers-Briggs, that has managed to skate by decades after decades without much opposition and still is widely used and valued to this date.  Is it worth it's weight in salt though?  I would be skeptical.  

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5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview

5 Ways To Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview | Careers | Scoop.it
A boss can literally, make or break your career. Here are five ways to spot the bad ones before they become yours.A great boss can make you feel engaged and empowered at work, will keep you out of
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Remember, the interview is a two-way street. 

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The 5 Best Questions a Job Candidate Can Ask

The 5 Best Questions a Job Candidate Can Ask | Careers | Scoop.it
While you certainly have questions you like to ask (like these three), and maybe you ask one question to identify a superstar... if you’re an experienced interviewer you may almost always feel it's a
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How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science) | Careers | Scoop.it

"Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that.

We've all heard the truism, "You only make one first impression." It's true -- and the...

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"When it comes to job interviews or important introductions, the way you dress and the firmness of your handshake could make a big difference in the first impression you make. A 2009 study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that both clothing style and posture played a role in initial perceptions, while another study found that handshake strength also affected first impressions. A weak handshake can create the impression of passivity, researchers found -- so make sure you have a firm grip.

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Top 3 Interview Questions and How to Answer them

Top 3 Interview Questions and How to Answer them | Careers | Scoop.it
  There is nothing worse in an interview than not being prepared for the questions that thus not having a good answer to throw back at the interviewers.

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92% of Americans Fear Job Interviews -

92% of Americans Fear Job Interviews - | Careers | Scoop.it
92% of Americans Fear Job Interviews
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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — There are few factors more instrumental to the hiring process than the interview, and yet just about everyone has an unhealthy fear of them.

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This is how I see fear:  Nerves are simply energy that I can use in a purposeful way.  Fear is normal and absolutely can be controlled. 

 

So be fully prepared, leave yourself plenty of time with traffic, think positively, and be yourself! 

 

Also, you may want to avoid coffee or soda with caffeine....caffeine may amplify your nerves.

 

Make it a great day!

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Customize Your Resume In 5 Quick Steps

Customize Your Resume In 5 Quick Steps | Careers | Scoop.it
Several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer -- if/when they do actually see your resume -- will spend fewer than 10 seconds looking at it before deciding whether or not you are qualified for the opportunity....
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You Can Love a Company, But Can a Company Love You Back?

You Can Love a Company, But Can a Company Love You Back? | Careers | Scoop.it
Since my first job selling television ad time in the early 17 century, I believed working for a company was about more than just cashing a paycheck. For me, there was always a very deep emotional
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Daniel Pink | NYT and WSJ Bestselling Author of Drive

Daniel Pink | NYT and WSJ Bestselling Author of Drive | Careers | Scoop.it
The official site of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dan Pink. His books include Drive, A Whole New Mind, Johnny Bunko and Free Agent Nation.
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Regarding Leadership: 

 

Daniel Pink is not only a bestselling author he is also listed in the top 15 (currently #13) on the Thinkers 50 top business thinkers in the world. For good reason - he absolutely knows what he writes and articulates it quite well.  

 

His books are critical to understanding fundamentals of great leadership. To be great leader one must be able to master the art of motivating others and selling others on their ideas.  "Drive" & "To Sell is Human" are two excellent books that can change the way you view both subjects: motivation & selling.    

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Got a mentor? Good. Now find a sponsor. - Fortune Management

Got a mentor? Good. Now find a sponsor. - Fortune Management | Careers | Scoop.it
Mentoring, a hot topic when our first Most Powerful Women list launched in 1998, has helped plenty of women get ahead. Sponsorship can help even more -- but it’s harder to come by.
FORTUNE -- Bridget Van Kralingen, senior vice president of global business services at IBM (and No. 23 on
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Sponsors Seen as Crucial for Women’s Career Advancement

Sponsors Seen as Crucial for Women’s Career Advancement | Careers | Scoop.it
A two-year study suggests that if women want to move beyond the vast pool of middle management, they need to acquire a sponsor — a powerfully positioned champion.
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