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Hiring managers reveal the qualities that make candidates stand out

Elizabeth Bromstein | August 4, 2015 9:05 am

Standing out in the job search can be hard. We asked hiring managers what causes a candidate to grab their attention and stay top of mind. Here’s what they told us.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies

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The trouble with introverts (and why it’s time for them to take over)

Peter Harris| July 31, 2015 3:05 pm

While being an introvert has traditionally been seen as a career disadvantage, here are some strategies for overcoming the key drawbacks, and why now is the time for the rise of reluctant leaders.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice
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The Inside Scoop: What’s it’s like to be a brand manager

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 31, 2015 10:33 am

Sometimes a job description isn’t enough. It can’t tell you what a job is really like, what an average day could be, the workload, the education you need or the salary. Here’s a day in the life of a brand manager.

Category: Career profiles
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The number one reason people are fired (is the same as the reason they were hired)

Peter Harris| July 30, 2015 2:21 pm

It sounds ironic, but it turns out that the very same qualities that get one candidate chosen over the others to win the job eventually become the reason they’re let go.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews
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The names employers are biased against – and what you can do about it

Simon Cohen| July 30, 2015 11:17 am

Studies show that your name on job applicants greatly influences whether or not employers will call you – and the salary you may be offered. Here’s a look at the biases, and how to beat the system.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies
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How I got fired (and why it was a great career move)

Peter Harris| July 29, 2015 11:45 am

There are some definite upsides to setbacks. Sometimes being let go can be the best thing that could happen to your career. Here’s why.

Category: Career Dilemmas
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Five easy ways to overcome job interview anxiety

Peter Harris| July 28, 2015 1:44 pm

Since seeming competent and confident are the keys to winning the day, here are some straightforward ways to combat job interview jitters.

Category: Job interviews
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Inside scoop: What it’s like to be a fashion designer

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 28, 2015 12:18 pm

Sometimes a job description isn’t enough. It can’t tell you what a job is really like, what an average day could be, the workload, the education you need or the salary.

Category: Career profiles, Fashion
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The ten job search myths that are holding you back

Peter Harris| July 27, 2015 9:35 am

Hopefully seeing through some of these common misconceptions about looking for a job can save you from potentially costly mistakes and help you to land your next gig faster.

Category: Job Search Strategies
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24 reasons why I’m afraid to take vacation time

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 24, 2015 3:12 pm

A quarter to half of all North American workers don’t use their vacation time. Here’s why I’m scared to use mine.

Category: Latest News & Advice