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Your Career Depends On Split-Second Decisions People Make About Your Appearance

You gotta love any conference speaker who begins her mid-afternoon session with a challenge to uncover your own unconscious workplace biases. That’s …

Business Development

The Realtors' Last Hurrah

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know the complexity and frustration—and the high fees—involved in this critical transaction. You probably used a professional Realtor throughout the process, who guided you through scores of listings and home tours and helped you put together specific …

Suzy Welch: 4 things to do immediately after a job interview

When it comes to impressing a potential employer, performing well during the interview is only half the battle.<p>In fact, bestselling management author …

To Be More Popular on LinkedIn, Change This 1 Thing on Your Profile

Knowing how hiring managers search for talent can help increase views of your profile.<p>Who wouldn't want their dream employer to contact them out of the blue on LinkedIn and say, "We'd like to chat with you about working for us." That's the idea behind LinkedIn. It gives hiring managers and …

What everyone gets wrong about introverts — including why they are not antisocial or lazy

When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time alone, avoiding social situations.<p>But being an introvert isn't really anything to do with how much you like spending time with other people. In fact, introverts can have some …

Ten Things To Remove From Your Resume -- Immediately

Dear Liz,<p>I was contacted two weeks ago by a headhunter, “Adam.” He wanted to talk to me about a job opening he’s working on with a well-known employer in our town.<p>I talked to Adam by phone and then I sent him my resume. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Adam told me a few days later that the …

Not Enough Experience on Your Resume? Rise Above 'Requirements'

Only a unicorn ticks every box of a recruiter's job description. Skills and experience aren't all acquired only at work. You are more than a mere list of your employers and what you did for them. When in doubt, apply anyway.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’re looking …

40+ questions HR experts want every job candidate to ask

You go into a job interview prepared to sell the interviewer on all your valuable skills, extensive career experiences, and eagerness to contribute …

Never, Ever Go To A Job Interview Without These 10 Things

The key to a great job interview is preparation.<p>As somebody who has interviewed thousands of candidates I can tell you that it is very sad to meet a candidate who is smart and friendly — but also, sadly unprepared for the interview.<p>When you ask a candidate, “What do you know about our company so …

Employment

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

When you join an organization, you have a short window of time to adapt to its culture. It’s the old 90-day rule. And we know too many talented individuals who have stumbled in their new company because they failed to read the cultural tea leaves. This happens because most organizations don’t …

Employment

The top 10 rarest yet important questions an interviewer should ask

When you’re interviewing candidates for a position in your company, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the very best talent available. The more …

8 Things Highly Successful LinkedIn Users Do Right Everyday

There are unwritten rules of engagement on LinkedIn. Do you know what they are?<p>LinkedIn is currently the number one professional networking platform. With over 500 million profiles, it's also where hiring managers and recruiters go to find their next rockstar employee, freelancer, vendor, etc. The …

28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

This 1 Job Interview Tip Makes You Sound More Well-Spoken

Simplify your answers with this 3-step approach.<p>Interviews aren't easy. Trying to make a good impression in a condensed period of time while under pressure makes us all nervous. That's why preparing for interviews is so vital. Now, more than ever, hiring managers have very high expectations of …

Ten Things You Never Want To Say At A Job Interview

The more preparation you do before a job interview, the less stressful the interview will be.<p>One part of your preparation is to write up a list of questions to ask at the interview.<p>Start with the job itself. Do you know where the job is located — where you’ll go to work every day? That’s something …

Employment

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Stumped During an Interview? Here are 10 Questions to Ask

Have you ever experienced that awkward “sound” of silence during an interview? You know, when the interviewer asks if you have any questions and by …

8 Surprisingly Easy Ways You Can Wow the Person Interviewing You (According to Real, Live Hiring Managers)

Naturally, job candidates talk a lot during an interview. So does the interviewer (though in that case, less should be more).<p>But there are a number …

Interviewing for your dream job? 4 savvy questions to ask the hiring manager

Where do you see yourself in five years? What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What interests you about this position? Heading into a job …

Employment

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

Doing This 1 Thing Will Make You Fail Every Job Interview

A simple equation can help you do better in an interview.<p>One of the most popular techniques in interviewing today is the the use of behavioral questioning. It's when the interviewer asks you a series of open-ended questions designed to force you to give a detailed answer. The theory is that through …

11 ways to update your résumé when you get a new job

When you land a new job, it's hard to imagine there's any need to update your résumé once again.<p>Perhaps you just updated it to land the role, and, at the very least, you don't have plans to pursue a new gig after just landing this one.<p>If you're like most people, you're probably going to wait until …

Résumés

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Work From Home 2018: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

With mobile devices and videoconferencing technology becoming more widespread, telecommuting jobs are also becoming more common. They’re also highly coveted because they tend to offer greater work-life balance. The downside is that many such offers turn out to be too good to be true.<p>FlexJobs, a …

List-Worthy

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …