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December 14, 2017

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Five Common Interview Mistakes

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 11.12.41 AMAn interview is your first impression to wow a potential employer with your skills, but according to FastCompany there are these five common mistakes can cost you a job.

Don’t Let Resume Speak For Itself

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 10.42.47 AMYour resume can only say so much about you, Maureen Henderson says in this piece  about how an ability to tell your story can make all the difference in life. “You have to get in there and animate what’s on the page or screen.  You do this by assigning intent and meaning to your choices and portraying yourself as an agent in your own life vs. someone who has been battered around by forces outside their control.”

 

How to Deal with Negative Feedback

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 4.56.57 PMIn a perfect world, feedback from co-workers and bosses is always glowing. But we all know the real world doesn’t work that way. Criticism is unavoidable, but The Muse provides tips on how to graciously accept it — and help improve both your morale and reputation.

 

How to Look More Professional

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.00.07 PMHaving confidence and being candid are two things you can do to look more professional. But in this piece, INC. writer Bill Murphy gives you 15 more ways to appear more professional.

A Shortened Work Week on the Horizon?

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 1.29.52 PMWhether to retain talent, to use as leverage rather than a raise, or to take advantage of technological innovations, companies are increasingly offering flexible schedules. But to get one may require a bit of digging.  The New York Post reports four-day work weeks are on the rise and career analysts predict this type of arrangement will only become more common as productivity is measured less in face time and more in results.

How to Survive a Job Hunt

iStock_000002650343LargeA long, job search can leave psychological bruises and hurl you into a self-defeating cycle. “It’s a blow to your self-esteem,” David Reiss, a psychiatrist based in San Diego tells U.S. News. The more confidence you lose, the worse you perform in the job search.  This process “takes a half a step off your game,” Reiss says.  To fight it, author Laura McMullen gives six tips, starting with: have fun.