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Five Ways to Ace Your Live Video Interview

  How amazing is visual communication?  Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts – these are all awesome until we are accidentally photo bombed by a half-naked little brother during an important sales call.  Or, we create a perceptual problem defending our work-at-home hours to our boss while our husband loads the jet skis in the background. But take heart, needing a …

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The New Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: “What Were You Making at Your Last Job?”

  Marital status, kids, nationality, medical status, age, faith – most hiring managers know that asking job candidates questions about any of these topics violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  The Act, which helps to protect workers against discrimination and barriers to job opportunities, can be complicated, which is why HR and anyone involved in the interview process …

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Best Paying Industries for Recent Grads

When you’re fresh out of college and entering the job market, the last thing you want is a job that would force you to live on your meager student budget for any more time. You want a high paying career that rewards your hard work, lets you show off the skills you spent years acquiring, and gives you enough cash …

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Not Getting Hired? Time to Check Your Writing!

  At the risk of being in the hot seat as readers try to discover errors in this blog, it is important to remind job seekers, particularly recent graduates, that writing proficiency is ‘top of the list’ for most recruiters.  Well, that’s good, you say because I am writing all the time.  Yes, written communication has increased with technology, but …

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What New Team Leaders Should Know First

  Monday is going well, until your boss announces she wants you to head up a new project team.  Memories of college team assignments flood your brain: you did all of the work, one did all of the complaining, and the others got a free ‘A’.  Why me, you ask? Companies appoint teams because diverse skills and abilities produce synergies that individual tasking …