Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

Sneaky Phone Interview Tips to Win You a Second Interview

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Phone interviews can be very stressful, even more stressful than in-person interviews. After all, it isn’t very easy to fully interpret what your interviewer is saying when you can’t see their face or read their body language or facial cues. And you have to make sure you convey your message clearly, too. Here are some sneaky phone… Read more »

4 Soft Skills That Might Land You Your Dream Job

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Your hard skills might be what gets noticed on your resume, but your soft skills are what sets you apart from the rest of the competition. Hiring managers will scan your resume to see if you have the right training and education, the proper coding or accounting skills, and the amount of experience they’re looking… Read more »

5 Reasons Not to Burn Bridges As you Leave Your Job

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Whether you’ve been the victim of downsizing, fired unfairly, or you’re leaving of your own volition, it might be tempting to bash your former bosses online or otherwise burn some bridges but don’t. A lot of former employees like to leave comments on Glass Door any other job-seeking websites. Or sometimes it’s tempting to say negative comments… Read more »

The Top Programming Languages That Programmers Should Be Proficient in for 2020

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The world of programming is always evolving. The programming language you learned when you started your career is probably not what you’re relying on today, so it’s essential to keep practicing and stay up-to-date. The more current you are, the higher the salary you can earn, and the more employable you are. Many companies will… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 12/12: Keeping the Interview Positive and Professional

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It’s easy to get stressed or flustered during a job interview. After all, there’s a lot on the line, and it’s a frustrating, sometimes dead-end venture. But remember that employers want to hire people who are upbeat and enthusiastic—people who can get along with coworkers and bosses and have the mental strength to persevere through any setback. So if you feel… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 11/12: Be Honest

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As a job seeker, it’s tempting to put on your best front, cover up your weaknesses and imperfections, and brag about yourself. After all, you want the job, right? You worry that if you’re too honest and they learn about some of your flaws, they won’t hire you. But if you’re not truthful, they won’t trust… Read more »

The 6 Warning Signs That You Need a New Job

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We’ve all been there before—you’re bored or frustrated at work and you’re wondering whether it’s time to leave. Or maybe it’s a coworker you don’t get along with. But how do you know for sure that this is more than just a phase and you’re really ready to move on? Maybe the coworker that you don’t like will leave… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 10/12: Show Your Passion

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Hiring managers definitely want to hire people who are passionate and excited about their work. After all, it’s a lot easier to train someone in hard skills than in an attitude or enthusiasm about life and work. If you hire a truly passionate person, they’ll be willing to learn new skills, habits, and procedures. But… Read more »

Becoming a Better Job Candidate 9/12: Share Beyond the Obvious Skills and Experience

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When you’re applying for new jobs, you need to find ways to make yourself stand out from the competition. Whether it’s on your resume, in your cover letter, or an interview, it helps if you share more than the standard skills and experience. You need to demonstrate your passion, your enthusiasm, your commitment to the… Read more »