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Articles on topics related to searching for a job, interviewing and related topics.
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The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013 | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
From computer programming to active listening, these 10 skills meet the needs of the jobs that are hiring the most in 2013. Brush up your resume and be sure to highlight them in your next interview.
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10 Things Savvy Job-Seekers Always Leave Off Their Resume

10 Things Savvy Job-Seekers Always Leave Off Their Resume | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Resume norms shift. Your resume needs to be up-to-date if you want to appear highly qualified. And one rule never changes: Don't include information that doesn't pertain to landing the job.
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Blogging Probably Won’t Help You Quit Your Day Job, Nor Make You a Thought Leader. But You Should Do it Anyway.

You’ve read a lot of career advice telling you to start a blog. With promises of becoming famous in your industry, employers scrambling to hire you, or being able to quit your job and blog full-time, it sounds like the key to success, right?
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Conference Survival Tips

"I love conferences. I run myself from 6am (first breakfast meeting) to 1am (drinking with friends) and sleep as little as humanly possible. I catch up with old friends/colleagues and meet new ones. The energy, excitement, and knowledge are better than any form of caffeine. However just going into it can be really draining. There are loads of tips and techniques for making the most of a conference. Humbly I submit mine."

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Thanks! 4 People to Thank in Your Job Search

Thanks! 4 People to Thank in Your Job Search | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
In recognition of January, the “Thank You” month, check out four people every job seeker should thank (and how to do it the right way!
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How to choose good job references

How to choose good job references | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

When a hiring manager is trying to decide among candidates, the words of someone familiar with the applicant may tip the scale one way or the other. Are your references providing maximum advantage?
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How to Make Great Connections on LinkedIn

How to Make Great Connections on LinkedIn | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Want to create an expansive and powerful network? We asked LinkedIn's power users for their best tips.
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How Employers View Your Online Presence

How Employers View Your Online Presence | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
At some point in the hiring process, a potential employer will look at your online presence to see what they find. What they find can have a tremendous impact on your career.
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How To Draft The Proper Follow Up After An Interview

How To Draft The Proper Follow Up After An Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"Having a great interview doesn’t stop when you walk out the door. Often times after the interview can be just as important as the interview itself. Many interviewers are waiting to see how you act after the interview to get a feel for how professional you are. Here is where learning the proper etiquette for interview follow-up comes into play…because it will likely be the difference between getting a call back or none at all."

 

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Ready or Not? - On Hiring

Great advice on not limiting yourself to those jobs for which you are "perfectly qualified."  Pursue positions that are "stretches."

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Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New? | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Here are some of the best practices when it comes to crafting your résumé in 2012.
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Your Interview Behavior and How to Create Fast “Likeability”

Your Interview Behavior and How to Create Fast “Likeability” | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Likeability is simply about your ability to connect to another person in a way in your interview that is comfortable and pleasing to the other person.
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The One Cover Letter Trick That Will Get You Noticed

The One Cover Letter Trick That Will Get You Noticed | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"It's that time of year when upcoming library school grads will be applying for jobs. And while gaining real world experience..."

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Great advice on how to approach writing cover letters.

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How to Rock a Networking Event

How to Rock a Networking Event | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Tips on how to start and end networking conversations from a recent daily muse article.
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Letters of Recommendation vs. LinkedIn Recommendations

Letters of Recommendation vs. LinkedIn Recommendations | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
You can write a letter of recommendation using "To whom it may concern," but why would you? You're better off writing a LinkedIn recommendation than an old-fashioned letter of recommendation for five reasons.
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The 5 Defining Moments of Every Job Interview

The 5 Defining Moments of Every Job Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
In every job interview, there are five "make-it-or-break-it" moments that send the candidate onto the next round of interviews, possibly eve...
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Talk more; five reasons why your job search and performance at work require it

Talk more; five reasons why your job search and performance at work require it | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"We’ve all been in the presence of people who don’t talk much, if at all. It can be frustrating or downright agonizing, particularly if you’re sharing a car ride with them or at a party or working beside them. As uncomfortable it is for you, the consequences for the dead-silence types can be devastating to their job search and occupation.

I’ll be the first to admit that making small talk is not my forté, but I do all right when the moment calls for it. I’m better at asking questions to draw out information from anyone without sounding like a CIA interrogator."

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Inside the Recruiter's Head: What He's Really Asking You During the Interview

Inside the Recruiter's Head: What He's Really Asking You During the Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Here are 10 common interview questions with hidden agendas -- you've got to answer them correctly to if you're going to get the job.
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Are You Professional? 5 Ways Employers Judge You

Are You Professional? 5 Ways Employers Judge You | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
5 Ways employers judge professionalism of candidates or employees...
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How to Ace the Panel Interview | CAREEREALISM

How to Ace the Panel Interview | CAREEREALISM | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Had a call for a panel interview recently? The mere thought of fielding a whole team of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots.
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15 Conversation Starters That Make Networking Events Great

15 Conversation Starters That Make Networking Events Great | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Beat the biggest problem people have with networking events.
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Does Your Resume Have Social Power?

Does Your Resume Have Social Power? | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Employers know your resume has an angle: to get a job. So, how can your leverage social authority in a way that speaks to their needs?
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Find a Job with Massive, Structured Networking

Find a Job with Massive, Structured Networking | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Whether you're searching for your first job, considering a career change, or seeking opportunities while unemployed, finding a job can be one of the toughest challenges you ever face. How should you conduct a job search?
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Why Being Your (Super) Self is Better Than Being Professional

Why Being Your (Super) Self is Better Than Being Professional | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

This article argues that being authentically yourself is the key to success in your job search.

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