How to turn negative qualities into positives during an interview

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By Sarah Landrum – theLadders It’s the interview question everyone dreads: What are your weaknesses? It’s a tough one to answer well. You don’t want to point out flaws that could prevent you from getting the job, but you don’t want to give a generic response. You also can’t avoid answering the question altogether, as… read more

Transferable skills alone won’t win that job

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By Joe Turner – theLadders Here’s how to sell transferable skills to new employers and land a job in a new industry. Massive layoffs and fewer jobs in many industries mean it’s possible (if not likely) that you’ll have to leave your industry or specialty area. Many job search experts and career coaches say “transferable… read more

How to hit the right notes in your job interview presentation

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By Melissa Llarena – theLadders Nail your next job interview presentation with these tips. Mark made an excellent first impression at his initial interview with a Hong Kong based direct sales consumer goods company. He was then notified that he would have to present a pitch deck at his next interview. The instructions were specific–… read more

Top 6 Mistakes Made by Overeager Candidates — and How to Fix Them

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By Niya Allen-Vatel – Glassdoor As in romantic relationships, hiring managers avoid an over-eager suitor. You know the type — after one date or one conversation, they’re calling, texting and wanting to see you every day in a constant attempt to convince you that they’re “the one.” Unfortunately, this only has the opposite effect. Desperation… read more

The Lost Art and Logical Advantage of Handwritten Notes

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by: Heather Kaiser – Certified Professional Resume Writer, #JobSquad Member     So, you went on an interview for your dream job and you think it went pretty well. Now, you wait… for what feels like an eternity, to hear back from your interviewer on whether or not you actually got the job. A couple of… read more