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The 6 Best Ways to Leave a Lasting Impression in an Interview

In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a significant shift back towards in-person interviews after a period of reliance on virtual platforms like Zoom. This signals at least a partial return to traditional hiring practices, where the importance of personal connection and the
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How Long Should You Stay in a Job?

Determining the length of stay in a job is a nuanced decision that professionals and managers face throughout their careers. The answer is not one-size-fits-all, as it depends on various factors, including career goals, job satisfaction, and market trends. Years ago, longevity in a
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Writing Cover Letters That Solve Employers’ Problems

A common mistake many job seekers make is either neglecting to include a cover letter withapplications or using it merely to echo one’s skills. This goes against the grain of mostconventional job search wisdom, which is to find ways to stand out in a
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When Life Throws You a Curveball: A Christmas Reflection

As we immerse ourselves in the festive cheer and warmth of the Christmas season, I want to share a personal story that echoes the profound messages of this special time of year. This past summer, I faced an unexpected challenge. I contracted Legionella bacteria
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25 Buzzwords That Make My Head Explode

Many of you know I’m not too fond of buzzwords and corporate jargon. Unfortunately, in my line of work, I see it all the time: job candidates using buzzwords on their resumes or in interviews in an attempt to convey their business savvy. It
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10 Signs You’re Trapped in a Dead-End Job

Let’s face it. Everybody experiences the occasional rough day at work, even in their dream job. However, there comes a point when restlessness turns into an unwavering certainty that it’s time to move on. Here are ten signs that you may be in a
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How to Evaluate a Job Offer

A few years ago, I read about a person who was made a verbal job offer in the morning, only to have it rescinded that same evening. Unfortunately, in the interim, he resigned from his current job. When he asked for his old job
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How to Overcome Interview Anxiety and Land the Job

Most people experience some level of interview anxiety. For some, it’s noticeable, like sweaty palms, a flushed face, or a shaky voice. For others, it’s less noticeable but still bothersome, like a dry mouth or a pounding heartbeat. Why does this happen? Interviews often
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The Potential Pitfalls of Accepting a Counteroffer

Making the decision to leave your current job for a new opportunity is rarely an easy one. Even if the new position offers a higher salary, shorter commute, and better growth prospects, parting ways with your current employer can be emotionally challenging. But what
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