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3 tips for answering behavioral interview questions

Behavioral interview questions can make anyone sweat during a job interview. But it's possible to avoid getting caught off guard.

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The economy is so strong, job seekers are ghosting employers

Now, because of a strong labor market, it's the job seekers who are doing the "ghosting," or disappearing without notice.

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Candidates reveal some of the worst interview questions they’ve been asked

New research shows that some job applicants are hearing the wrong kinds of questions during interviews and what day most people apply for jobs.

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How to handle an interview when you have multiple job offers

Receiving a job offer while you are still in the interview process elsewhere can put you at a huge advantage if you play your cards right.

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5 pre-interview rituals you can do ‘the day of’

When there are hours leading up to your interview, what can you do to prepare and make the most of your remaining time to get in the right headspace?

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Summer problems: What to wear to a job interview in hot weather

Just because the weather is a hot mess on the day of your job interview doesn't mean you can be. ...And so begins the trouble of figuring out what to wear when interviewing in the middle of summer.

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5 fonts that are better for your resume than Times New Roman

If your resume is meant to represent you, then you want to look your best, right? Well, apparently using Times New Roman on a resume is the font equivalent of “putting on sweatpants” for a job interview, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Business article. Since we would never let that happen, here are the five best fonts to use on your resume instead of that boring, serif-filled default.

Office Life

What do you do when someone at work is annoying you?

An annoying officemate can quickly escalate from a minor inconvenience to the bane of your existence, causing you to dread going to work.

Success

16 career decisions that make no logical sense

Avoid these 16 poor choices, and your chances at success will improve.

Interview

10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview

Here are 10 words you should never use to describe yourself in an interview, and what to say instead.

Interview

5 tips for answering the trickiest job interview question

We’ve compiled a list of five expert strategies to help you successfully answer this question so you can get back to perfecting your resume and picking out a killer interview outfit.

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How to conduct an interview when you secretly hate your job

There are a lot of downsides to secretly (or not so secretly) hating your job, but one of the worst is interviewing candidates. “They were such a great candidate. I’d hate to ruin their life by bringing them here,” a senior-level manager once told me after meeting the person whom I thought was perfect for the open position. If you find yourself in the position of conducting an interview when you hate your own job, take a deep breath.

Job Search

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many seemingly small details in an interview that can affect your chances of landing the job. Some are within your control, others are out of it.

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What to do when your top choice hasn’t called with a decision

Follow through with these five tips for when your top choice hasn’t called with an offer. The right offer will come and it will be worth the wait

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4 ways to avoid messing up your job interview with a CEO

Interviewing for a job with a company's CEO can add a lot of pressure, so you'll want to make sure you do everything you possibly can to prepare – confidence is key.

How To

From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

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The 4 words far too many people forget to say in interviews

Surprisingly enough, in between reciting our three strengths and weaknesses and phrasing our salary expectations in a favorable way, many people are forgetting to say “I want this job.”

Interview

3 ways to look at a potential employee’s level of empathy

These skills are not only important in social relationships, but can greatly affect a person’s career success, including their ability to handle difficult work situations effectively, and to help keep people engaged and motivated around them.

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Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume

There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.

Productivity

How being a perfectionist really is your biggest weakness

If we dig a little deeper, it becomes clear perfectionism is a weakness if you’re truly obsessed with every detail of everything you do. So, let’s dig in — here are four ways perfectionism works against you in the office, and one big way to make it work for you.

Personal Finance

How to answer the salary expectation question in online job applications

What are your salary expectations? This is the minefield every job seeker must navigate carefully. But what if you are at the beginning of your job hunt and are asked while filling out a job application on a website?

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Words you should never say to a hiring manager during an interview

One answer to a hiring manager kills most interviews. Why? Because everyone between you and the CEO doesn’t want your vision or ideas. That stuff costs money. They want you to work on their vision and their ideas. They don’t need yours.

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How to address an employment gap in your resume

You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.

Office Life

Boo freakin’ hoo: What to do if you’re being professionally ghosted

Professional ghosting happens and it's more difficult to navigate than relationship ghosting. Especially if you have to see the person who is ignoring you in the workplace. Water. Cooler. Awkward.

Hiring

Why you shouldn’t contact a hiring manager before an interview

The hiring manager (who should be the key interviewer) is typically very busy and doesn’t have the time to coach you on your interview. There is also nothing in it for them — so you’re burning their time. They may be recruiting for several different positions at once and have a healthy candidate pipeline for each.