Project More Confidence at Job Interviews

If you’re not confident in yourself, why should an employer be confident in hiring you? These are some strategies to use before, during and after your interview to boost your confidence.

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Turning the Tables In The Interview

Most interviewers will leave time in the end for you to ask questions. Go into the interview with some prepared questions. Here are some good examples but limit your questions based on their engagement level. If they look bored or uninterested, ask 1–2.

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Learn to Handle Salary Discussions With Confidence

The most challenging part of a job interview for many candidates is the question of salary. Being able to discuss money matters with confidence will help you get the compensation you want and may even improve your job satisfaction.

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Resigning with Grace and Counteroffer Woes

After your masterful negotiation and acceptance of the offer, the next step is to resign from your current position. If there is even the slightest chance that your background check or drug screen for your new employer might be problematic, wait to resign until those are clear.

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Career Crossroads Offer The Best Reflection Opportunities

If you’re looking for a job for the first time or you’re switching careers, you may wonder where your talents lie. You know that you want to find a job that you enjoy, but how can you tell what you would be good at before you get the job?

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Take a New Career for a Test Drive First

Changing careers can be challenging as you try to deal with potential pay cuts, retraining, and conducting a job search in a whole new field. Reduce your risks with these strategies that will let you try out a new career before you make a big leap.

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The Unexpected Career Journey

I worked in Human Resources for 17 years and helped implement some of the earliest Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), those mysterious automated resume scanners. I moved out of HR for four years, and when I was ready to go back, I launched an external job search.

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Contemplating a Career Change

No matter what kind of work you do, don’t be surprised if there comes a time when you think of switching careers. After all, many of us have romanticized ideas about one career or another.

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Read This Before You Get Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut

After you’ve been working for 20 years or more, it’s natural to assume that you know how to manage your career. However, a Harvard Business Review study found that mid-career professionals need help if they want to avoid being undervalued and overworked.

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