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An Introverts Guide to Acing the Interview

Anyone seeking employment knows, job searching can be a job in and of itself. And just like a typical job, some aspects are more enjoyable than others. There's the administrative side of researching positions, polishing your resume, and applying. Then there are social activities such as job fairs, networking events, and finally the interview. Extroverts tend to find the administrative tasks draining but shine in front of others. Introverts will likely excel at the administrative side but find themselves fear-struck when it comes to an interview. The reality is, no ma ( . . . . . . . . )

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Why Your Failures Will Lead to Your Success

When you think of the word "failure," what comes to mind? Probably a dark gloomy cloud, something you try to avoid, or perhaps a memory from your past saying, "failure is not an option." The truth is, epic failure happens to most successful people. How can you know where to improve if you n ( . . . . . . . . )

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Behind the Scenes: Recruiter Myths Debunked

If you're searching for a new job and have never used a staffing firm before, you're in for a surprise. The myths you've heard about working with a recruiter couldn't be farther from the truth. Working with a recruiter can be a great benefit in your job hunt and ( . . . . . . . . )

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Why Teamwork Helps You Stand Out in the Workplace

Employers expect their employees to be team players; it’s a requirement for almost every industry. Even if you feel you work better independently, try using teamwork to better yourself and your career. What can working together do for you? Here are four ways teamwork ( . . . . . . . . )

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Busting Millennial Myths: Understanding Millennial Talent

These days, the business world is obsessed with talking about Millennials – and for good reason. In 2015 they became the largest generation in the American workforce. Despite some of the negative stereotypes, many of it are just Millennial myths. Millennials make up some of the most talented employees and they're essential for any company's growth and success. ( . . . . . . . . )

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7 Tips to Make Your Social Media Presence Employer-Friendly

Your resume lands in the hand of a hiring manager. They give it a quick look-over, and if it passes, what happens next? They are most likely to look you up on social media immediately. Social media is quickly becoming one of the first methods for employers in researching candidates ( . . . . . . . . )

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Are Cover Letters Dead?

If you are looking for a career change, it’s likely you’ve experienced this scenario: you’ve spent hours perfecting your resume, you are just about to apply for a job when you see this line— “Cover Letter (optional).” Do you stop and take the time to cr ( . . . . . . . . )

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Why Instructing is an Important Skill to Have

A job candidate who can follow instructions successfully is valuable in the workplace. However, a candidate who can give instructions successfully possesses an exceptional skill that employers quickly notice in a job interview. Instructing means: teaching or reinforcing information, a process, or operation to others. It’s a top skill used to w ( . . . . . . . . )

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Do These 5 Things to Improve Your Resume

Your resume isn’t just a historical document of your work history--it’s your own personal advertisement, that includes sufficient information to sell yourself and determine if you are worthy for an interview. You don’t have much time to highlight the most impressive and unique details about you and your work experience. Condensing all your skills into a document that is easy to digest is certainly a challenge, but the key is not ( . . . . . . . . )

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