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Survey reveals the worst thing you can do in a job interview

Elizabeth Bromstein | Apr 24, 2015 7:51 pm

A new survey of hiring managers finds their pet interview peeve. Hopefully you already know not to do this, but…

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More research confirms a bias against overweight candidates

Elizabeth Bromstein| Feb 5, 2013 1:25 pm

If you’re overweight, people think you’re a less capable leader. That’s the finding of new research by the Center for Creative Leadership: an obesity bias persists in the minds of many decision makers.

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The most useless phrases in your resume

Jenna Charlton| Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm

A new survey of senior managers reveals the exact same expressions that they see over and over again on hundreds of resumes at a time. Including these overused terms in your application is a sure way to make you instantly forgettable.

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To whom it may concern: No one is reading your cover letter

Nicole Wray| Jan 29, 2013 9:33 am

To whom it may concern, your cover letter probably isn’t being read. Especially if you’re starting it with “To whom it may concern.” Here’s how to create one that actually gets the attention of recruiters.

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How job searching has become an exercise in public relations

Jenna Charlton| Jan 28, 2013 3:35 pm

Social media can be great for job searching, but as a job seeker there’s increasing pressure to continually engage in online activity with a goal to impress potential employers. What’s your online reputation?

Category: Job Search Strategies,
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How to reboot your career

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

This time of year makes most of us think about our career – is it what we want to do? Do we want to make a change? Is our career stagnating? If you are thinking about relaunching your career or even just making a tweak, here are some ways to get started.

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How to look for a job when you’re pregnant

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 24, 2013 10:47 am

Knocked up? Yay! Congratulations! Found yourself job seeking at the same time? Not necessarily so great. Here are some tips on handling the potentially sticky situation.

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Work search tips for the experienced worker

Colleen Clarke| Jan 21, 2013 10:17 am

It’s true that you are only as old as you feel. But when it comes to the job search, how you act, think, and look play into the scenario as well. Here are some things for more experienced candidates to consider when looking to make a career move.

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Fakers fired: The worst ever stories of employees pretending to work

Christina Bruce| Jan 18, 2013 9:56 am

From a man who outsourced his own job to China, to a lawyer who billed for time spent in bed with a client, we’ve rounded up the most spectacular stories of employees getting paid for not really working.

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Who wins: early birds or night owls?

Peter Harris| Jan 16, 2013 11:31 am

Conventional wisdom has it that the traditional workplace has a bias towards morning people. However, with more and more companies being flexible about schedules, is that still the case? We take a look at whether it’s finally better to be a night person, or if the early risers still come out on top.

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