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Employers reveal the social media gaffes that tank your chances of getting the job

Elizabeth Bromstein | Jul 24, 2014 5:07 pm

We all know that what you post on social media can affect your chances of finding work. Here are the top ten things hiring managers say have caused them not to hire someone.


Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice,

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The three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Peter Harris| Jul 4, 2014 11:05 am


Resumes are boring to read, and hiring managers are busy. Since there are really only three things that they care about in your job application, make sure these are clearly communicated at first glance.



Category: Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The social media mistake that can cost you dearly

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 3, 2014 7:14 pm


One waitress’s unfortunate story is a cautionary tale for the rest of us. Don’t make this mistake on social media.



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Why it's time for introverts to take over

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

Peter Harris| Jul 3, 2014 8:00 am


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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Study shows people have no idea when colleagues think they’re jerks

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 2, 2014 8:31 pm


New research shows people don’t know how others perceive them when it comes to assertiveness, and many come across as pushy without realizing it.



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Rethinking interviews: The behaviours you must avoid at all costs

Colleen Clarke| Jul 2, 2014 9:28 am


In a job interview, you are being considered as a whole entity, not just for your skills and experience – but also for your character, cultural fit, and attention to detail. Avoid making these mistakes that might cause employers to think twice about you.



Category: Job interviews,
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Five words you should never use in reference to yourself

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 5:55 pm


There are far too many people out there labeling themselves authorities or adopting ridiculous titles. It’s time to put a stop to it.



Category: Latest News & Advice,
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The real reason the other person got the job and you didn’t

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 27, 2014 2:31 pm


Our survey of over 300 hiring managers reveals the one factor that moves them to hire one candidate over the other. The results might surprise you!



Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Recruiting and Managing,
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The one skill that can set you apart (and how to develop it now)

Kevin Makra| Jun 27, 2014 10:05 am


Candidates who can read, write, speak, and listen effectively have a huge advantage. Communication is key to success in job networking and getting noticed by employers. Here are five ways you can improve your communications skills.



Category: Job Search Strategies,
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10 jobs you won’t believe actually exist, and what they pay

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 26, 2014 5:15 pm


Internet-famous cat agent? Panda nanny? Water slide tester? Check out these incredible jobs you won’t believe they actually pay people money to do.



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