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Author: Belo Cipriani

5 things not to wear to an interview

In the relaxed Bay Area work scene, it is possible to wear a more casual outfit to an interview. On the other hand, dressing too casually for a meeting with a potential employer could send the message that you are not serious about the job. After all, people who are driven put a lot of

New free career tool for college students

As the class of 2015 prepares for their last semester of essays, tests and lectures, many of them are also gearing up to enter the workforce. But although it may be easy to jump on the web to look for resources, it may not be as easy to figure out which tools work best for

Non-profits helping veterans find jobs

With large companies like Facebook announcing they have more than 1,100 jobs to fill, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would have a hard time finding work in the San Francisco Bay Area. But even though many companies in the Bay Area are aggressively seeking talent, there are still many groups of people who struggle

6 tips for acing the lunch interview

In the Bay Area, lunch interviews are fairly common and offer employers a glimpse into how a potential hire will represent the company in a social setting. But as casual as meeting a potential manager may seem, if some lunch interview etiquette is ignored, a simple gesture could ruin your chances at landing the job.

How having a personal website can boost your career

No matter what industry or job function you perform, having a personal website could boost your career prospects. According to a recent study published by Branded.me, a free personal website creator, and the .Me Registry, 84 percent of participants have benefited from having their own website and 63 percent believe personal pages work better than

How being perfect can hurt your career

Our academic systems and work culture have taught us that striving for perfection will keep us on the path to success. On the other hand, being perfect has its own set of drawbacks — especially for those in leadership roles. Here are a few examples of how being perfect can negatively impact your career. Early

How to negotiate your salary in San Francisco

People from the San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City metropolitan area aren’t pushing to make more money, according to the 2015 salary guide just released by Payscale.com. The area came in second place (43 percent) for having the most survey participants who haven’t asked for a raise in their current field. The guide, which is a mix of surveys and salary

7 things not to add to your resume

Recruiters and hiring managers in the Bay Area prefer short and concise resumes over ones that are longer and less focused. However, as people move forward in their careers, it may be tough to decide what experiences to remove or condense. Here are seven things that don’t need to go on your resume anymore. Every

Tips for breaking bad work habits in the new year

Every year people around the San Francisco Bay Area create New Year’s resolutions for themselves. But while sticking to these new goals isn’t always easy, by recognizing the bad behavior you want to improve on, you will have a better chance at keeping your resolutions. Here are a few tips that may help you stay

Could smiling too much during an interview keep you from getting the job?

In the Bay Area, being a culture fit for an organization is just as important as having the skills to do the job. And even though it’s tough to assess someone’s personality in a short period of time, many hiring managers attempt to do so by reading body language during an interview. According to a