Create an Elevator Pitch Employers Want to Hear

Create an Elevator Pitch Employers Want to Hear

An elevator pitch is a short summary used to tell about a person or organization in a quick and concise way.

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Explaining Job Loss: Be brief, Be positive

Explaining Job Loss: Be brief, Be positive

Prepare a response to this question that is honest and yet forward-looking. Don’t pause or appear taken aback.

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Three Ways to Get the Most from Online Learning Activities

Three Ways to Get the Most from Online Learning Activities

Learning online can be a great way to find out new things and gain new insights. You save the commute to classes and you can learn any time you like. Some online learning activities are more structured than others, but you can pick and choose from the ones you enjoy.

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The Recruiter Calls…Are You Ready?

The Recruiter Calls…Are You Ready?

Psst…always answer calls you don’t know in a job search. The resume, cover letter, and strong LinkedIn profile landed you the interview! Most outreach will come via email requesting a phone or video interview. If a recruiter calls you and asks for a few minutes of your time, consider it an interview.

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Ready, Set, Job Search

Ready, Set, Job Search

When you are ready to do online job searching, cast a wide net. LinkedIn.com and Indeed.com are the most popular job boards today. But, do not rule out Careerbuilder.com, ZipRecuiter, and Monster.com and consider niche sites for unique fields like dice.com for tech, charitableadvisors.com for nonprofit jobs, and professional association job boards.

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Dealing With Rejection During Your Job Search

Dealing With Rejection During Your Job Search

These days, you may encounter many rejections during your job search. Take care of your personal well being and keep your hunt on track by following these tips.

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Project More Confidence at Job Interviews

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

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

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

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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Take a New Career for a Test Drive First

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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Are References Available Upon Request?

Are References Available Upon Request?

In today’s job market, it can be challenging to get professional references. Some companies will even tell you that they don’t offer references to past employees, but you can often check with current or past coworkers directly.

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