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April 26, 2017

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Body Language Counts In An Interview

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Do you find it hard to look someone in the eye when talking to them? Is smiling a challenge, especially during an interview? If so, you’ve just made two mistakes that hiring managers cite as their top pet peeves. Learn three other no-no’s in this piece.

Handing the ‘Strengths and Weakness’ Question

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At some point in everyone’s career, some hiring manager asks, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Answering that question right can mean the difference between getting the job or not so “it’s important to emphasize what you’re good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you’re no,” says Monster’s Carole Martin here. 

Your Bad Habit Can Derail You

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Good professional habits like meeting deadlines, perfect spelling and dressing well can never hurt your career. But bad habits definitely can. In this piece, Marguerite Ward lists four bad habits that hurt you.

Trying to Figure Out Plan B? Try This

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If you’re at a stage in life where you’re ready to do something else, but can’t quite put your finger on what that is, Nancy Collamer says this short exercise is invaluable.

 

Working Late in Life: Dream or Nightmare?

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When you imagine working until age 70, does it conjure a dream or a nightmare?

Years ago, the immediate answer was, “Hell no, not me! “But a new Harvard study says that women are not so quick to pack it when they hit traditional retirement age.

Today, women are more likely to work into their 60s and 70s, often full-time, because they find work fulfilling, a marked change from the post recession years when many women had no choice but to work beyond 65 to make ends meet.

Which describes you: work to live or live to work?

Things to Consider On Job References

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A reference from a previous employer is among the last steps a hiring manager takes before offering you a job. But don’t assume that you just because you left a position on good terms with your employer that he or she will have glowing things to say about you. This piece talks about some things to consider when it comes to references.