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Millennial Generation a Dominant Force

Millennial Generation a Dominant Force | Career Management | Scoop.it
With the millennial generation a dominant force in the work world, having a top company culture is more important than ever. This fast-growing demographic is more apt than ever to job hop and seek immediate gratification.
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Smart thinking when recruiting millenials.

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Answer The Interview Question ‘Are You Overqualified?’

Answer The Interview Question ‘Are You Overqualified?’ | Career Management | Scoop.it
It's uprising when the hiring manager tells you that they think you are overqualified. Here's how to answer the interview question 'are you overqualified?'
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This question is on the minds of interviewers more often than people know.  You need to be prepared to answer it even if it does not get asked.

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School Grades Don’t Determine Your Whole Life | FYA

School Grades Don’t Determine Your Whole Life | FYA | Career Management | Scoop.it

Susan, Zoe and Hannah are three high school students who have joined FYA for a week of Work Inspiration. They learn what it’s like to be in the workplace (hint: it’s not all coffees and meetings. Although that can play a part). 

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Grades are important but...there are many more important factors to career success.

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7 Phone Interview Mistakes You Don't Want To Make 

7 Phone Interview Mistakes You Don't Want To Make  | Career Management | Scoop.it

Here are 7 phone interview scenarios you don't want to mess up.

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Way before there is a face to face interview there is a phone interview.  Many people do not approach the phone interview with the same level of focus and these tips will contribute to more successful outcomes  (getting to the next step in the process).

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The Death of the Cover Letter?

The Death of the Cover Letter? | Career Management | Scoop.it
The cover letters has changed, but it's definitely not dead.
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The Death of the Cover Letter?

The Death of the Cover Letter? | Career Management | Scoop.it
The cover letters has changed, but it's definitely not dead.
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How to Analyze a Job Description Before Applying for a Job

Misunderstanding a job description can get you stuck in a miserable role or company, so read carefully when you're on the job hunt!
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There is very little in the way of material that assists in understanding how to interpret an ad for a job.  This is a very well constructed article to assist in figuring out what the employer wants and whether the job is worth pursuing.

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Five career truths you should know

WHETHER starting a career, vying for a promotion or returning to the workforce after a break, there are certain cliche pieces of advice you are likely to hear from family and friends.
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Each of these 5 "truths" are unassailable!  Particularly the need to keep training to reinvent who you are!

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Growing proportion of university grads overqualified for their jobs.

A growing proportion of recent university graduates – as much as 40 per cent – face the potential frustration of being overqualified for their jobs, a new report has revealed.
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Is it that they are overqualified or is it that they think that they are overqualified? That is the question.

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Respect the sand timer of life

Yoshiharu Ueki says what should be more important to you is not how many hours you are putting into your work, but how efficient you work and what results you produce.
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This is a "stop and smell the roses" kind of article worth a quick read.

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Career Management | Scoop.it
Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you […]

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Of these "nine things", for me, "grit" or its other name "persistence" goes a long way to contributing to successful outcomes.

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How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough

How to Be More Resilient When Things Get Tough | Career Management | Scoop.it
The choices we make every day determine how resilient we can be when things go wrong. Discover the secret to thriving in challenging times.

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Many tips to remind us how to stay resilient.

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Screening For Toxic Qualities In Candidates

Screening For Toxic Qualities In Candidates | Career Management | Scoop.it
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn StumbleUpon E-mail BufferYou did it — you found your unicorn. You found the perfect candidate with the skills and experience you need. Their resume looks great, and they seem like a good fit in their interview, so you bring them on board. After their first few weeks on the job, …
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How to screen for toxic candidates?  Start with a definition of what is  toxic.  I would add one more to the list in this article: inflexible.

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Personality Type & Career Success: What Do You Need To Know? [INFOGRAPHIC] - CareerEnlightenment.com

Personality Type & Career Success: What Do You Need To Know? [INFOGRAPHIC] - CareerEnlightenment.com | Career Management | Scoop.it
In the workplace, your personality affects how you inte …
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This article about personality type and career success is based on substantial data. One caveat:  there is not much one can do about one's personality once it is fully formed.

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Answer Interview Questions About Job Hopping

Answer Interview Questions About Job Hopping | Career Management | Scoop.it
Are you a job seeker with a lot of different jobs on your resume? Here's how to answer interview questions about job hopping.
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Many of us have changed jobs more than once or twice.  Here is a suggestion how to respond to questions regarding job hopping.

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Why a Firm Handshake Can Make or Break You When Networking

A handshake shows a lot about a person – including their networking knowledge and their charisma.
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Something as simple as a handshake can make or break the beginning of a relationship...worth reading.

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3 Networking Mistakes You Should Never Make

3 Networking Mistakes You Should Never Make | Career Management | Scoop.it
Sometimes in our excitement to make that big connection, we end up blowing our chances by making these mistakes.

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You can never have too many good connections and networking starts the process.  Here are mistakes to avoid.

 

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The Death of the Cover Letter?

The Death of the Cover Letter? | Career Management | Scoop.it
The cover letters has changed, but it's definitely not dead.
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6 Candidate Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

6 Candidate Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer | Career Management | Scoop.it
As part of his responsibilities running business intelligence
departments for organizations like Kaiser, Sybase, Oracle and Informix
as well as consulting to Fortune 500 companies, Sam Friedlander has
interviewed and hired a lot of BI executives and engineers for projects
that needed to be implemented quickly.

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These are not only good questions for job candidates…these are good questions for consultants and agencies to pose to potential clients.

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Once Upon a Job Search: Storytelling Tips to Land a Job

Once Upon a Job Search: Storytelling Tips to Land a Job | Career Management | Scoop.it
Think about the narrative you want to create when describing your accomplishments in a job interview.
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Having a well thought out narrative is necessary for selling products or one's personal brand. This article has some very good tips for how to present oneself in a job interview.
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3 Reasons Why a Tough Job Interview is Better

3 Reasons Why a Tough Job Interview is Better | Career Management | Scoop.it
When your interview process includes hurdles like a skills test, background check and panel interview, it makes sense to wonder if it’s all really necessary.
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What does not kill you makes you stronger.  Here is why tough job interviews are good for you!

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How Social Media is Reinventing the Job Search

How Social Media is Reinventing the Job Search | Career Management | Scoop.it
Many are talking about how the very nature of work is changing in today’s connected economy…the race against the machine, the rapid growth of the gig
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Innovation:  it usually does not result due to a brainstorming session.  Here is a quick read on a now famous example.

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Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Psychologists have long noticed what’s sometimes been called the “labor illusion:” when it comes to judging other people’s work, we might say we’re focused only on whether they did the job quickly and well—but really we want to feel they wore themselves out for us.
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I agree. People do not care if you worked hard or if it was done ahead of time. They want to know "did you get results".

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The Science Of When You Need In-Person Communication

The Science Of When You Need In-Person Communication | Career Management | Scoop.it
Knowing what happens when you meet in person can help you decide when it's justified, and when it doesn't matter.
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For many reasons, a face to face meeting is the best option.  Here are some reasons why.

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Career Management | Scoop.it
7 Skills Students Will Always Need by Jennifer Rita Nichols Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post. As educators, we constantly…
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These 7 survival skills are not just for students but are relevant for all professionals.

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Why You Should Write a Business Plan for Your Career

Why You Should Write a Business Plan for Your Career | Career Management | Scoop.it
A successful career requires specific goals, determining your ideal path, identifying key challenges and opportunities, and coming up with contingency plans. You can accomplish all these with a business plan for your career. Here's how!
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A business plan is a great idea.  It does not have to be a lengthy binder but even a 3 or 4 page plan will force you to think through what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it.

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