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How to Handle “Curve Ball” Questions in a Job Interview

How to Handle “Curve Ball” Questions in a Job Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

What to do when interviewers ask questions that "seem to come out of the blue."

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7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know

7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Networking can be intimidating to some job seekers, but it is a great way to make essential contacts. You never know exactly how being associated with someone can help you in the future, but it is helpful to always be prepared.
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Thanks A Lot! Anatomy of a Perfect Professional Thank You Note

Thanks A Lot! Anatomy of a Perfect Professional Thank You Note | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

Helpful tips for writing Thank You notes as part of your job search.

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Job interview? 4 sales tricks to sell yourself

Job interview? 4 sales tricks to sell yourself | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
A job interview is like a super-stressful sales call -- where the product is you. Use these tips to land your dream job.
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Resume Skills Employers

Resume Skills Employers | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Writing a resume to include skills, such as leadership, problem-solving, work-ethic, written communication, and teamwork for employers...
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You Are the Laziest Job Seeker Ever!

You Are the Laziest Job Seeker Ever! | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

Tips from a recruiter on how to "put your best foot forward" when working with recruiters.  Some of the tips are generally applicable to all job applications as well.

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Revisiting Your Skill Set: 5 Questions to Ask

Revisiting Your Skill Set: 5 Questions to Ask | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
When we’re pulled in so many directions, it’s easy to forget what the job search is all about: matching skilled individuals with employers.
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Declutter Your Resume in Five Steps

Declutter Your Resume in Five Steps | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Is your resume chock-full of outdated information? It's too important for that. Cut the clutter and clean up your act in five steps.
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4 Tips for Optimizing Your Resume with Social Media

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Resume with Social Media | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Follow these four tips to optimize your resume with social media.
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How Modern Applicant Tracking Systems Work

How Modern Applicant Tracking Systems Work | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"What happens to your resume after you hit “submit”? When you send your resume to prospective employers, it will be scanned through an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)."

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12 ways to bomb a job interview

From showing up too casually attired to giving a weak handshake, committing these mistakes will make sure you don’t get a callback (much less a new job).
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7 Ways To Royally Mess Up A Job Interview

7 Ways To Royally Mess Up A Job Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
While there are plenty of ways to ace your next interview, there are also a slew of ways to expertly mess it up. I've compiled a list of ways to fantastically mess up an interview. Keep these 7 tips in mind before your next interview.
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Going the Distance: 3 Tips for Sending Your Resume to Another State

Going the Distance: 3 Tips for Sending Your Resume to Another State | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
50 years ago, your resume was pretty hard to send. If you we vying for a job that was out of your city or state, your resume required a stamp and any follow-up was an expensive long-distance phone call.
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Rambling Can Spoil Your Job Interview Success

Rambling Can Spoil Your Job Interview Success | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"Are you easily unnerved in job interviews? As a result, do you find yourself rambling when responding to interview questions?

Be careful. Rambling may leave the impression that you are unorganized, unprepared, and long-winded—none of which are perceived as desirable traits in a business environment."

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Preparing to job-search: Some considerations

Preparing to job-search: Some considerations | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"For those of us preparing to graduate in the next several months, it’s time.  Time to get ready to job search.  Or, as I’m known to do, it’s time to prepare to get ready to job search..."

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Mastering the Art of Thank You Letters

Mastering the Art of Thank You Letters | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
To ensure your thank you letter stands out from the competition after an interview, it's important to rethink how you approach writing it.
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15 Career Advice Sites You Should Know About

15 Career Advice Sites You Should Know About | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Whether you need basic career advice, salary information, or inspiration to shake you out of a work rut, these 15 sites will get you on the path to a great job.
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Tips For Coaxing Your References Into Winning You A Job

Tips For Coaxing Your References Into Winning You A Job | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Like dogs, you can also train your references to give you the recommendation you need to get a job.
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How to Avoid Being That Annoying Person at Your Next Conference

How to Avoid Being That Annoying Person at Your Next Conference | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

Tips for conference attendees.

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Resume Length: Deciding How Long Your Resume Should Be

Resume Length: Deciding How Long Your Resume Should Be | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Job seekers often wonder about resume length. Get guidance on when to send a one-page, two-page or three-page resume.
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How To Take Control of Your Next Job Interview

How To Take Control of Your Next Job Interview | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it

"At the end of every job interview, you’ll encounter the inevitable question, “Do you have any questions for me?” While it’s an oh-so-predictable event, many job candidates aren’t prepared to shine when they reach this final test in the interview. Failing to ask any questions or asking the wrong questions can send the wrong signals."

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Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results | Job Search Resources | Scoop.it
Once you have made the decision to start using a paperless/online resume, here are some ways that you can be sure to get results:...
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