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Posted December 26, 2012 by

Interview Follow up for Maximum Success

CollegeRecruiter.comIt never hurts to show your appreciation when someone takes time out to help you.  As a job seeker, learn how you can make a lasting impression after an interview in the following post.

You have a killer resume and you feel like you aced the interview. If you want to maximize the positive impression that you leave following an interview, be sure to send a thank you note to the interviewer.

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Interview Follow up for Maximum Success

Posted December 20, 2012 by

How To Answer “Do You Have Questions For Me?” Like A Pro

CollegeRecruiter.comOnce your interview is completed, you may be asked by the interviewer if you have any questions.  If you’re unsure how to handle this situation, learn more in the following post.

When you are finished with your interview, it is not uncommon for the interviewer to ask you one final question, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is one of the most dreaded questions an applicant may be asked. There is a war that goes on inside most peoples’ heads when this question is asked: “If I don’t ask any questions, will they be offended because I don’t want more information?” or “If I ask too many questions, will it seem like I wasn’t paying enough attention?”

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How To Answer “Do You Have Questions For Me?” Like A Pro

Posted December 20, 2012 by

You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

CollegeRecruiter.comDo you understand the importance references play in your job search?  If not, the following post explains their role in the process.

A great resume and fantastic cover letter will get you an interview. What happens from there has a lot to do with you, and if you nail the interview, then you need to be sure that the final factor in the job search process – your references – are prepared to help you seal the deal.

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You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

Posted December 14, 2012 by

Bluff Your Way to Interview Confidence

CollegeRecruiter.comIt is natural to feel nervous going into an interview.  If you need an extra boost before this meeting, the following post has tips to build up your confidence.

There is an old saying, “hum a few bars and fake it.” There are times, and interviews are often the case, where this is the best course of action. While you never want to come off as entitled or as though you are superior, faking confidence can often be the difference between an outstanding interview and one that is a dismal failure. A great resume will get you an interview. A great interview will get you the job.

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Bluff Your Way to Interview Confidence

Posted December 07, 2012 by

Maintaining a Professional Distance

CollegeRecruiter.comWhile it is okay to be friendly with co-workers, employees need to understand why it is important to keep a professional distance in the workplace.  Learn more in the following post.

One place where many people fail at work is in maintaining a professional distance between them and colleagues. This is primarily a problem for young and inexperienced workers because they are not used to being in a business environment. This can be especially problematic for those looking for a new job.

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Maintaining a Professional Distance

Posted December 07, 2012 by

What Is The Best Job Search Tool? Failure

CollegeRecruiter.comDo you feel like you have not succeeded in your job search?  The following post helps you understand why you can find success in failure during your search.

Failure is inevitable in a job search. The likelihood that you will find the perfect job and that you will get that job in your first search is next to none. This means that you will have to search again and again. You will fail. You will fail at finding a job. You will fail at landing a job. But that is not a bad thing. Failure is your greatest tool and I am going to help you understand why.

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What Is The Best Job Search Tool? Failure

Posted December 07, 2012 by

What A Resume Is NOT

CollegeRecruiter.comYou know that a resume is supposed to tell an employer who you are and what you have to offer.  Make sure it does these things and not those described in the following post.

So often, when researching how to put together a resume, the posts and articles are a lot of “a resume is this,” and “a resume should have this,” but often, there is no information about what is dangerous or unnecessary in a resume. That is what this post is for–to help you understand what a resume is not so you can create the best and most impressive resume.

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What A Resume Is NOT

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Keeping Your “Skills” Section Professional

CollegeRecruiter.comDoes your resume include the skills that a prospective employer would be interested in?  If not, the following post gives advice on which skills to emphasize on your resume that are important in the real world.

While you may have a “Skills” section in your resume, you may not have a “Professional Skills” section. What is the difference? Why is it important to have a “Professional Skills” section?

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Keeping Your “Skills” Section Professional