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Google for Jobs: The Newest Tool in Job Hunters’ Arsenals

You use it to search for restaurants, directions, and the best deals on everything you need. It makes sense that you’d also use it to find your next job. That’s likely the thinking that led to Google’s recent expansion into the job search arena. Google for Jobs is now live and ready to sharpen your aim in your job hunting game. Just like Google uses advanced algorithms to expertly refine…

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Third Time’s the Charm: Leaving Consulting for Full-Time Employment

For some people, consulting is an ideal fit for their lifestyle. For others, it’s something they do temporarily in hopes of scoring a permanent position at a company. Peter Lantry was of the latter mindset. He worked hard through two different consulting stints in hopes of finding full-time employment. Like many other consultants facing the end of a contract, he was told circumstances prevented a permanent hire. “I was engaged…

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4 Tips to Achieve Phone Interview Success

More and more hiring managers are using phone screenings or interviews as the first step of the hiring process. Many view phone screening as an efficient way to narrow down the applicant pool. Instead of wasting an hour-long interview time slot, they can get the initial information and interaction they need from a brief phone call.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

More than ever, job searchers are turning to social media to help them find jobs, reach out, make new contacts, and target companies. But the very popularity of these sites means that it can also be difficult to stand out from the crowd. They may be convenient, but to effectively use social media on the job hunt you need to know how to use it right. Here are three key…

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How Outplacement Services Can Help Your Brand

We’ve all heard the horror stories: The one about the worker who was mistakenly left out of a company meeting only to learn about mass layoffs after returning from lunch. Or what about the employees who came to work Monday morning to find their computers locked and belongings packed, all before even learning the company had decided to downsize. And perhaps the biggest blunder — the employees who were terminated by…

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Interviewing Tips for Those Painful Questions

What are your strengths? What’s your greatest career accomplishment? What are your career goals? If you think these are tough interview questions, you’re in for a big surprise. These are what most career coaches consider basic questions and every job seeker should be able to answer them with a near flawless response. So what happens when the interviewer throws you a curve ball? What happens if they ask you about a…

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How to Get Promoted to a Manager Position Without Management Experience

You’re hungry to advance your career and the perfect opportunity has presented itself. It would move you into management and allow you to supervise a team. The problem is that while you have plenty of industry experience, you don’t have any direct managerial experience. What do you do? This is a chicken-versus-egg scenario for the working professional. What comes first: the management position or the management experience? Furthermore, how do…

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