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June 22, 2017

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Bring a Sense of Humor To An Interview

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Job candidates who lack a sense of humor, fail to research a company and don’t ask the right questions during an interview are all common mistakes that job seekers make. Find out some others here.

Three Job Interview No-No’s

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 2.51.34 PMYour job interview seems to be going just fine — except the hiring manager keeps asking you a variation of the same question over and over again. Get used to it, says Richard Moy in this post  about what not to say in a job interview.

Tips to Recession-Proofing Your Career

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 12.11.26 PMConcerns over job security and the economy continue, especially when leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo Inc., and Chevron, among others, have announced plans to cut as many as 14,000 jobs. Entrepreneur Caren Merrick has these tips to “recession-proof” your career.

 

  • Take initiative and ask your manager and superiors how you can make it easier for them, increasing your value and giving you the chance to work together
  • Volunteer for special projects; do work key to your organization’s future
  • Record your accomplishments, update your LinkedIn and make sure to quantify them
  • Act more like an owner than employee – no matter what your position
  • Work your network by adding value to them, improving all involved
  • And don’t forget to de-stress, which is critical to your creativity and happiness.

Leave Your Job, Gracefully

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 10.52.36 AMIn a recent post, we talked about how this is the time of year when many of us are most likely to be looking around for a new job.  That means resignations that are right around the corner. If you’re one of the lucky ones about to add a new line to your resume, how you leave your job can seriously impact your career. This piece in The New York Post shows how to resign without aggravating your soon-to-be-past employer.

Want Work/Life Balance? Science May Play a Role

iStock_000004084604XLarge-300x200Glassdoor has compiled a list of the 25 jobs with the highest ratings for work-life balance. A surprising number of the positions that allow for work-life balance seem to require a background in science, The New York Post reports. Making the cut: include data scientist, UX (“user experience”) designer, digital marketing manager, civil engineer and lab assistant.

Study: Taking Low-Level Jobs Hurts in Long Run

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A post-recession study has found that employers seeking office workers were more likely to call unemployed applicants with relevant experience than those with similar backgrounds who took a lower-level position during the economic downturn.  Nearly 10% of the jobless applicants were called by the employes, compared to 8.5% of those who had taken a stopgap job.  But some staffing experts still say having a job, any job, beats the alternative, USA Today reports. “I think the employer… says they’re continuing to work and continuing to develop their skills,” says John Reed, an executive at staffing firm Robert Half.