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Author: Kim Thompson

These interview strategies will last throughout your career

Being invited for an interview is the beginning of a new opportunity, the potential to make a good impression and receive an offer. With the anticipation of a meeting also comes the reality of convincing the interviewer that you are the right candidate for the job. Most know that an interview is often a performance

Six reasons why you should start looking for a new job

A few years ago, and fresh out of college, a marketing graduate, accepted a job at a growing financial firm. Where he could expand his career and develop his business skills. At the time, he joined a newly formed team to expand financial products to untapped markets. The challenge of building new contacts and participating

How to make a memorable introduction during your job search

One of the things most people find intimidating when job searching is meeting new people and knowing what to say. Their fears are often based on concerns such as turning people off by announcing they need a job. Before conducting a job search, introducing yourself might have felt easier because you had a title to

Learn how to transform your resume accomplishments

Have you ever read a resume that just listed job duties? Asked by a manager who was describing some of the resumes he had been reviewing and was comparing the difference between candidates. He was mystified by how some candidates went to the extreme when presenting their accomplishments while others just listed job duties without

How soft skills impress interviewers

In a tough job market, it can be challenging to land an interview but once you receive an invitation, your goal is to answer questions effectively, build rapport and generate interest. The best way to connect with an interviewer is by using soft skills. Many times, candidates will be invited for an interview without being

Learn how to gracefully recover from an interview mistake

In a discussion with a job candidate, the topic of bad interviews came up and he described “the worst interview” of his life. Even though he might have felt like running out the door as fast as possible it would have been a mistake had he left the interview for a couple of reasons —

Stay motivated during your job search

Conducting a job search can often feel more like a marathon instead of a sprint when you are looking for your next opportunity in a chaotic marketplace, yet keeping your motivation moving forward is the key to protecting your career goals. There is nothing wrong with dreaming of a fresh start in an uncertain job

Job search doubt could be blocking your success

You are not alone if self-doubt is creating a hurdle between you and finding your next job. There are numerous ways doubt can enter in the picture, especially if you are faced with doing things outside of your comfort zone, such as knowing you need to network with others but keep putting it off. Self-doubt

Are you busy or productive?

Being productive sets your career in motion, but people often confuse being busy with productivity. Regardless if you are working from home or at the office, no matter how busy you are, the truth is you will be judged on your effectiveness. Emails that go unanswered and calls left to be returned are usually placed

Virtual interview: Be aware of the hidden cost of non-verbal communication

One of the most important aspects to your career is linked to your communication skills. Regardless if you have an interview in person or through an online portal, your body language will affect your job opportunities. Hiring managers will be the first to admit that non-verbal cues create an instant perception and speak volumes without