Better Ways to Discuss Weaknesses in Interviews

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Job interviewers commonly ask candidates questions about their professional weaknesses. When asked this type of question, a job seeker will want to frame any shortcomings they share within a context that demonstrates self-awareness and a commitment to professional growth. Below, Forbes Coaches Council members share effective ways to disclose weaknesses without falling into the traps of humble… read more

4 Easy Ways for Introverts to Show Confidence

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They’ll help you reach a ‘pinnacle level of success,’ says a workplace expert. Offices are primed for awkward encounters: You have to be casual, professional and personable, often in 30-second exchanges. Knowing how to navigate those short, and slightly clumsy, conversations can actually help your career, says workplace expert Henna Pryor. A major reason people don’t get… read more

A Candidate’s Guide to Today’s Job Interviews

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The interview process for tenure-track positions used to be fairly predictable. Not anymore. For decades, the interview process for tenure-track positions was relatively fixed in both timing and format. A department would conduct first-round interviews during its annual disciplinary conference at a hotel, and six to eight weeks later, invite select candidates to second-round interviews… read more

Lowball Offers: Why Accepting One May Make Sense

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by Van Laventure President | American Recruiters Franchise | Accounting & Finance Specialist – 603-825-5520   Lowball Offers: Why accepting one may make sense. Negotiating a fair compensation package is important for both job seekers and employers. While it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when accepting a lowball offer can be a strategic move…. read more

Say More With Less: 5 Effective Communication Skills to Sound Smarter and More Confident

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-from Study International Mastering effective communication skills can lead to salaries or career growth in today’s digital age. Many studies have shown that: 85% of Americans — and 87% of professionals ages 25 to 35 — who countered on salary, other compensation or benefits, or both pay and other compensation and benefits got at least… read more

Understanding Body Language: 7 Strategies For Job Interview Success

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-from Forbes Words are only part of the story, in the job interview process – and understanding body language is the best way to create success in your career. Body language is the sum total off all the signs we give off when we communicate, including gestures, posture, eye contact and more. These seven strategies… read more

Help – I complained about my job in an interview….

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-by Kirstin Ferguson I complained about my job in an interview, and it got back to my boss. Help?   I went for a job interview at a company in the same industry, and during the interview, I explained, professionally, issues at my current workplace, and why I wanted to leave. Someone who had sat… read more

How to Evaluate a Job Candidate’s Critical Thinking Skills in an Interview

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by Christopher Frank, Paul Magnone, and Oded Netzer Hiring is one of the most challenging competencies to master, yet it is one of the most strategic and impactful managerial functions. A McKinsey study quantified that superior talent is up to eight times more productive, showing that the relationship between talent quality and business performance is… read more