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Career Tips

Common Interview Question: Tell Me a Little About Yourself

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 31, 2014 10:22:00 AM

One of the most popular ways for a potential employer to begin a job interview is to ask you to divulge a few facts about yourself. This question can be quite frustrating, as it is never clear just what kinds of facts you should include, and how long your answer should be.

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How to Create a Targeted Résumé

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

It’s already common practice to keep an updated résumé on file, but did you know that you might need more than one type? Depending on the variety of jobs that you apply for, you may need to create several distinctive versions that highlight specific aspects of your job experience. Some companies may place more value on a certain talent or capability, such as supervisory skills or a particular proficiency on the computer.

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What to Do if You Don’t Get a Promotion

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 10, 2014 9:56:00 AM

The feeling of rejection is hard to deal with, from not getting chosen for the kickball team in grade school, to not getting a promotion at work. While you have probably realized that your popularity in grade school gym class has had little to no bearing on your adult existence, denial of a promotion has irrefutable influence on your career and your life. How you handle this type of situation can directly affect the rest of your career. Here are some tips on how to improve your chances at earning the next promotion.

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Common Interview Question: What are Your Weaknesses?

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Feb 14, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Inconsistencies…opportunities…deficiencies…it seems like every company has a different term for weaknesses. When you are interviewing for a job, you are trying to present the most positive and capable version of yourself to a potential employer. When he or she says, “Tell me about your opportunities,” it may seem counter-intuitive to start talking about what you need to improve as opposed to selling the skills in which you are already proficient.

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The Interview Before Your Job Interview

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Feb 4, 2014 9:39:00 AM

It’s common knowledge that you should dress up for a job interview, but did you know that you should also consider what you wear when you’re picking up job applications or turning in your resume? Potential employers are concerned as much (if not more) about your outfit when you’re asking them for a job as when you’re formally interviewing for one. While it’s true that you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover, your potential employer will certainly judge what kind of employee you might be by what you wear when you come in to introduce yourself and deliver your resume (if possible).

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