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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.  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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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment. Alex had no harness, no safety net, nothing to catch him if he were to fall. Such a feat seems nigh-impossible. To …
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I usually post stories like this on Management-Leadership and the Performance Project -- but this one sparked thoughts about the individual focus of Alex's story.

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Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot

Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
In an ultratight labor market, more employers are rolling out automated, one-sided phone interviews.
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This creates new challenges for job seekers -- one glaringly obvious one is related to preparation.  With no feedback, it's even more critical than it already is to have well prepared answers to possible questions.

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Feeling Stuck in Your Current Job?

Feeling Stuck in Your Current Job? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Hi Madeleine, Earlier this year I joined a consulting firm that works with companies in my previous industry. I had taken a break to get a management degree and got a taste of consulting doing an internship that was part of my program. I believed consulting would be a different world where I would learn…
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How to manage your workload during the holidays

How to manage your workload during the holidays | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
When you feel like you’re the only one doing work, it can feel miserable. Here’s what you can do about it.
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This has always been a challenge but in today's "non-stop" world, it's a bigger issue than ever.

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CliftonStrengths: Why You Need All 34

CliftonStrengths: Why You Need All 34 | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Learn why getting coached on all 34 CliftonStrengths themes is infinitely more transformative than receiving feedback on only your Top 5.
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A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal)

A Massive New Study of 38,000 Workers Says This 1 Thing Makes Employees Much Happier (and Probably More Loyal) | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Across the board, people who said they felt like their relationship with their work supervisor was more like that of partners, as opposed to one in which they felt like their supervisor was more of a traditional boss, were likely to report much greater life satisfaction. 
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Very, very important

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Jobs You Couldn't Apply To 20 Years Ago

Jobs You Couldn't Apply To 20 Years Ago | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
7 Jobs That You Couldn’t Apply To 20 Years Ago The market is changing and you should as well. Learn more about jobs that didn't exist 20 years ago!
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Unleashing Passion and Performance in Younger Generations

Unleashing Passion and Performance in Younger Generations | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Future Leaders   Over one hundred million people make up millennials and Generation Z. How do we motivate these young people? How do we unleash the power of these new generations? Mark Pena is an author, CEO and generational expert.
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Why You Should Hire a Musician

Why You Should Hire a Musician | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
“Shouldn’t you be playing in an orchestra somewhere?” I was interviewing for a job in the New York City Mayor’s Office, having just finished graduate
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Interesting for many reasons -- but has some good thoughts for career seekers.  So related to my "Audition for Your Next Job"

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Shine Your Light

You’re scared. I get that. I’ve been scared before too. Some days, I still am scared. I’m scared of the potential within me. And I’m scared I’m not living up to that potential. Worse, I’m scared of what the potential inside of me is capable of. For years I’ve written these blog articles sharing ways you …
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Building Resilience

Building Resilience | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
We live an overwhelmed, overscheduled, and overworked life. And our workplaces are volatile, ambiguous, and unpredictable. Join us for a free webinar!
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No. 1 Tip for Dealing With the Holidays If You're Unemployed (or Hate Your Job)

No. 1 Tip for Dealing With the Holidays If You're Unemployed (or Hate Your Job) | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Use this communication tip to take control of awkward conversations.
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I Review Hundreds Of Cover Letters–Here’s What I Instantly Reject

I Review Hundreds Of Cover Letters–Here’s What I Instantly Reject | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
An experienced hiring manager explains what makes her eyes glaze over and what grabs her attention.
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Job Candidate Disclosing Why They Quit a Job 

Job Candidate Disclosing Why They Quit a Job  | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
A job candidate asks for the best way to disclose why they quit a job in an interview. Experts share the best way to handle the question.
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Five Questions To Discover Your Dream Job

Five Questions To Discover Your Dream Job | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
An executive coaching client of mine recently found out his division is up for sale and he may be out of a job. While his first reaction was fear, as we discussed this, he discovered that he can use this change as an opportunity to find his dream job. I followed a similar process when …
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Are smart developers with automation skills stealing money from your company?

Are smart developers with automation skills stealing money from your company? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
As stories about programmers and QA testers automating their jobs away continue to proliferate, questions of career ethics come into play.
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Intriguing questions!

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10 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Get a Job Today –

10 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Get a Job Today – | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
It's not just you. Despite the unemployment rate being at a 49 year low, a good job is hard to come by even if you're 100% qualified. Elements such as bad interviewers, not having 'the right' college degree, and stagnant wages are just some ways you're not finding the job you deserve. Why? The hiring…
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How to nail your next promotion: 4 steps to a better career

How to nail your next promotion: 4 steps to a better career | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Climbing the career ladder means self-advocating and focusing on your business impact, according to a Microsoft manager. Here's how.
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The Challenges Of A Job Transition

I haven’t had a lot of experience with job transitions. However, the job transitions I’ve had, have exposed me to the challenges you will face when switching jobs. Most recently, I switched companies and experienced the challenges once more. Today, we’re going to talk about what challenges you’ll face as you transition to a new …
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What is the most pretentious things you've seen on a resume?

What is the most pretentious things you've seen on a resume? | 212 Careers | Scoop.it

The answers to this on Quora (over 100) could easily be a book.  A great collection, mostly,  of things you should never do.

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15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

You’re constantly giving to those you’re leading. You give your time, your energy, and your ideas. All of these activities can drain you of your energy. To be the best leader you can be, you need to learn to rest. You can’t go, go, go and expect to be on the top of your game. …
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The Job Interview Secret No Recruiter Will Ever Reveal

The Job Interview Secret No Recruiter Will Ever Reveal | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Follow this extraordinarily simple and sensible advice and you'll totally ace the interview for the job you really want.
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Good Points:  I'll pick the most important one as:  "Practice - Practice - Practice."  I repeat that one often!

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3 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Coming to Work--and What to Do About Them

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Hate Coming to Work--and What to Do About Them | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
Find work at which you excel, with colleagues you admire, doing work that inspires you.
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New research backing the power of "strengths."  For career success, this supports the need for people to know and understand their strengths.

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7 Things Introverts Wish Extroverts Knew

7 Things Introverts Wish Extroverts Knew | 212 Careers | Scoop.it
They're not going to figure it out on their own, so let's just spell it out for them.
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