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These 5 time-wasters are killing your job search

These 5 time-wasters are killing your job search | Careers | Scoop.it
Job seekers tend to spin their wheels in similar ways. Here’s how to get your search back on track.

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How to Use Social Media to Get a Job

How to Use Social Media to Get a Job | Careers | Scoop.it
Posting the wrong thing to social media could kill your chances at a job. But, posting the right things could help you score one. Here's how to optimize your social media to get you a job.

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5 Key Interview Questions You Should Prepare to Answer

5 Key Interview Questions You Should Prepare to Answer | Careers | Scoop.it
Much like an operation in the military, the best way to handle a job interview is with research, analysis, and strategy.

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Approach the interview with a plan. This is your opportunity to sell your best attributes, abilities, and accomplishments. Make your presentation of you stellar. Prepare and practice.
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James Schreier's curator insight, November 29, 2017 12:23 PM

Five pretty bad questions that are frequently asked -- so the suggested advice for answering them is good!

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The Best Question to Ask if You Want to End the Interview on a Great Note

The Best Question to Ask if You Want to End the Interview on a Great Note | Careers | Scoop.it
Not sure how to end your job interview on a high note? According to Marshall Darr, asking this question could be the key to landing the position.

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Leave a positive closing impression. Make the Interviewer remember you. 
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James Schreier's curator insight, June 16, 2016 11:37 AM

This is a nice recommendation -- a good question to ask!

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Your Career Coach Is NOT Your Friend

Your Career Coach Is NOT Your Friend | Careers | Scoop.it
Your career coach is NOT your friend; he or she is MORE than that. What the coach is to you really depends on you and your relationship with him (or her).

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Do the real work on you. Be brutally honest. Get your ROI.
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10 Questions You Should Never Ask In A Job Interview

10 Questions You Should Never Ask In A Job Interview | Careers | Scoop.it
Career experts agree that asking questions during a job interview is the best way to determine whether the organization is the right fit for you. Questions are also a great way to show the employer that you've done your homework and that you're enthusiastic about the job opportunity. Howev

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Put yourself in the Interviewer's position, ask questions to get the job.
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The Importance of Building a Strong Personal Brand

The Importance of Building a Strong Personal Brand | Careers | Scoop.it

A personal brand is determined by your character traits, knowledge, capabilities, who you are and how you express yourself online. This is the most accurate view of your value and who YOU are as a person. It has taken me 8 years to build a strong personal brand online and I want to try and fast track you, so that can put yourself in front of your brand and feel proud about how you are being perceived online.


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If you take the perspective that you are marketing YOU, then you would pay attention to your "features" and what you have to offer. 

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, January 30, 2016 1:39 AM

How others see you is your reputation, and without realising this, a potential customer will make a purchasing decision with this in mind. If your reputation is not reflecting your branding, you could be missing out sales.

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9 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 9 A.M.

9 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 9 A.M. | Careers | Scoop.it
The morning is enormously important.  It’s the foundation from which the day is built.  How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict the kind of day you’re going to have. When I awak...

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Get organized early to have a productive day! You may be amazed by the number of tasks completed by the end of the day.

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How To Talk About Money During The Hiring Process

How To Talk About Money During The Hiring Process | Careers | Scoop.it

If you need inspiration to ask the salary question, just think about a plumber.

 

The plumber isn’t going to come over and walk around looking at the work that a homeowner needs done without talking about money. Eventually the plumber is going to say “You’re looking at about ten thousand dollars worth of work” or the homeowner is going to say “How much is this going to cost me?”

 

They’re not going to dance around the topic and hope for the best. Only job-seekers do that, and only a certain kind of job-seeker.

 


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Yes salary is important, however, use a little common sense and diplomacy.  Hopefully the hiring manager will broach the subject first.  Bring up salary when it appears the company is seriously interested in you. Above all do your "homework" and research the industry salary standards, the company's salary ranges and your point of entry.   

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:37 PM

You can’t keep going on interviews with no idea of what an employer is planning to pay you if you get the job. You have to bring up the topic of salary.

James Schreier's curator insight, September 15, 2014 5:41 PM

A different take on an important topic!

Loans Knight's comment, September 16, 2014 1:11 AM
But sometimes i feel little embarrass by asking that question :(
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Nine Things Not to Have on Your Resume and Nine Alternatives

Nine Things Not to Have on Your Resume and Nine Alternatives | Careers | Scoop.it
Many job seekers put too much information on their resume. Unfortunately this extra information may hinder their job search efforts. Recruiters look for hard (RT @ClearedJobsCT: 9 things to delete from your resume, 7.
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I can only say "Amen" to this list.  If you are job seeking this is good advice.

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Wd u rite a resume like this?

Wd u rite a resume like this? | Careers | Scoop.it
Hiring managers are less picky than they used to be, but misspellings and typos can still count against you. So can “creative” job titles.

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Your resume is your "Ambassador" when you are not physically present.  It should represent you well.  "Twitter-Speak" and emoticons are not appropriate when applying for a position.

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Branding Yourself

Branding Yourself | Careers | Scoop.it
Branding Yourself…Branding Yourself almost seems self obsessed and goes against all we have been taught to do since we were small children. We have been brought up to think of others, to concentrate
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What story does your #resume tell?

What story does your #resume tell? | Careers | Scoop.it

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Victoria Crispo's comment, April 10, 2014 9:59 AM
Definitely in agreement about this, but would add that the resume should tell your story in a way that will illustrate how your skills fit the needs of the company and the job to which you are applying. I definitely like this approach, though!
Cruise Line Class's comment, April 10, 2014 11:01 AM
Thank you Victoria...I could not agree with you more:) Repackaging your resume in a way that illustrates how your skills fit the needs of the job, department, and company is vital! Thanks you for stopping by, so great to meet you:)
Victoria Crispo's comment, April 10, 2014 11:42 AM
Thank you! I will certainly be checking out more of your Scoops- great stuff!
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90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason

90 Percent of Interviewers Would Disqualify a Job Candidate for This 1 Reason | Careers | Scoop.it
With so many job interview how-to guides out there, you'd think we'd all be nailing them by now. A new survey from recruiting solutions company JazzHR, however, shows that candidates still are making employers all over the country do face palms with a few key interview mistakes.

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10 Things You Should Remove from Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile Today

10 Things You Should Remove from Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile Today | Careers | Scoop.it
Jobseekers depend on their resume—and, to a slightly lesser extent, their LinkedIn profile—to inform recruiters and hiring managers about the skills they bring to the table. With that said, there is such a thing as having too much information on your job search documents—or, rather, having information that does more harm than good. It’s worthwhile…

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This Simple Resume Guide Will Improve Your Chances Of Landing An Interview

This Simple Resume Guide Will Improve Your Chances Of Landing An Interview | Careers | Scoop.it
The goal of your resume is to get you an interview for the job. Here are some simple resume guide to improve your interview success rate.
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Write your resume to lead the reader as you tell a compelling story about your accomplishments and value.
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10 Questions Your LinkedIn Profile Must Answer In 10 Seconds

10 Questions Your LinkedIn Profile Must Answer In 10 Seconds | Careers | Scoop.it
Is your LinkedIn profile showcasing your professional strengths as well as it could be doing? Here are ten questions your LinkedIn profile must answer in ten seconds!

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You get mere seconds to capture attention. Be compelling and informative. Tell a good story.
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Maximizing Your Communication Skills During Interviews

Maximizing Your Communication Skills During Interviews | Careers | Scoop.it
It's very important it is to demonstrate good communication skills during a interview, and it's a lot easier than you might think (even if you're shy!).

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Great advice. If necessary give yourself a pep talk in the bathroom mirror interview day. Mindset counts.
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The Complete Guide to Building your Personal Brand

The Complete Guide to Building your Personal Brand | Careers | Scoop.it

In this guide to personal branding you will learn the exact steps you need to take in order to grow your personal brand so that it can be leveraged to help your career and business.


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If you take the time to diligently assemble all the components of your Personal Brand the ROI is priceless. Market Your Brilliance! 

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Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 10, 2016 10:19 AM

A guide to building a Personal Brand!
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11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day

11 Affirmations Successful People Repeat Every Single Day | Careers | Scoop.it
The thought is parent to the deed--and that's especially true where success and happiness are concerned.

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Getting control of your thoughts allows you to get control of your destiny.

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‘I Bombed a Job Interview’: 10 People Reveal the Mistakes That Cost Them a Gig

‘I Bombed a Job Interview’: 10 People Reveal the Mistakes That Cost Them a Gig | Careers | Scoop.it
From bad mouthing an ex-boss to going blank on a name, don't let these blunders sabotage your chances of getting hired. More
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A job interview is your opportunity to market your skills and show your value, take a serious attitude.  It could be a pathway to a new job or career.

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11 Quotes Digital Leaders Must Live By

In today’s digitally empowered, technology connected, social world that we live in the one thing we know best is change. We communicate, shop and even work has…

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Very thought-provoking quotes! We all need reminders from time to time.

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How To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude And Change Your Life

How To Have An Attitude Of Gratitude And Change Your Life | Careers | Scoop.it
Do you have an attitude of gratitude about your life? Ever think about what you’re thankful for in your life? Yes? No? Sometimes? Never? I do! Every morning I pick up my phone and write down three …

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We are sometimes so busy being busy we forget how short our lifespan is and how blessed we are. Everyday we should all think about the things and the people in our lives we are thankful for.

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Cover Letters: Wow The Employer In 30 Seconds Or Less

Cover Letters: Wow The Employer In 30 Seconds Or Less | Careers | Scoop.it
Catch the hiring manager's eye with an unforgettable cover letter. By HealthCallings.com It may be hard to believe, but you could change the course of your entire career in less time than it takes ...
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Don't miss the opportunity to present your unique value and allow the hiring manager to get to know you as a person. Show your personality and perspective on the industry.
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How to Address a Cover Letter

How to Address a Cover Letter | Careers | Scoop.it
How to address a cover letter can be tricky if you are responding to a blind ad and don't have a contact person's name to include, or if you don't know the
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