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When I was hiring manager, I spoke with upwards of 30 to 40 candidates a week. Nearly every person I met with played it cool and avoided asking about time off, benefits or anything already explained in the job ad. They were smart and steered clear of the glaring red flags we’ve all been taught… read more

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Great business leaders are quick-witted, decisive, and analytical. They are decision-makers and influencers; their calculations sometimes impact hundreds of employees’ destinies. They are confident, straight-forward and empower their organizations and subordinates in more ways than one. However, some of them are horrible when it comes to written communication. Yes, we said it. Some leaders have… read more

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The story goes, while most babies’ first words were Momma, or Dadda… the first phrase I ever uttered was, “What’s that?” Don’t believe me? Ask any of my friends, coworkers, random strangers on airplanes, or professors I had in college… I haven’t stopped asking questions since. Sometimes it gets me in trouble but asking questions… read more

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As college graduates burst out of the gates of their respective alma maters, polished and confident in their abilities, few are probably thinking ahead to a possible speed bump that sits in their paths. That stubborn obstacle would be the disconnect between the jobs they eventually secure and the skills they’ve learned thus far. The… read more

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Megan Bruneau, WOMEN@FORBES During the first 25 years of my life, I experienced three crippling failures that I can recall. They’re seared into my memory, archived effectively save remnants of stomach-turning shame. The first, spelling ‘surprise’ incorrectly during a third grade test–my only 19/20 of the year; the second, getting rejected by Jackson Shea when… read more

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Interviewing can be a challenge for many people, especially those with little experience or where years have passed since they’ve changed jobs. This is why we’ve come up with our top interview tips to help you land your dream job. Whether you’re right out of college and it’s your first time interviewing, or you’re a… read more

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I’m sure you’ve heard this oft-spoken mantra before: Your former employer is only allowed to divulge your employment dates and the title you held with the organization. If you’re confident that your former employers will always adhere to this policy, you might want to think again. Reference-checking firm Allison & Taylor has found that approximately… read more