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Once you’re at your law interview, use your CV to focus the conversation on the things you have in common<p>A great CV is a gateway to an interview – but once you’ve impressed on paper, you need to impress in person.<p>In the midst of another highly competitive training contract interview season, here …

Employment

Throughout my career in the voluntary sector I’ve tried to get my ideas noticed – here are some useful tips I’ve picked up along the way<p>Good ideas do not just happen. You might have all the budget you need, the best processes, and the latest technology, but if you do not have inspired and motivated …

Leadership

Want to be a Successful TEDx Speaker? Here's How

TEDx speakers are increasingly claiming some of the top spots on the list of the most popular TED talks of all time. A couple examples:<p><i>How Great Leaders Inspire Action</i>, a talk delivered by author Simon Sinek at TEDxPugetSound, has more than 23 million views and is the 3rd most popular talk on …

What You Need to Master Work/Life Balance

<i>Guest post by Jeremie Kubicek</i> <br>You are a business owner. Your life is out-of-control, or that is how it feels at times. Some days you are connected …

Despite Shifting Trends, Office Friendships Still Key to Productivity

According to new findings by the New York Times, Americans are far less likely than workers of other nationalities to form and maintain friendships …

Careers advice | Guardian Jobs

There is a perception amongst some job seekers that contractor CVs are quite different to CVs for those looking for permanent roles. Working on a fixed term or contract basis is common in many industries - from IT and finance through to creative roles. Whilst the overall look is very similar for ...<p>…

Top 40 Professional Online CV & Resume Templates

If you want to set up a professional online CV in minutes, you can do this with 40+ Professional Online CV & Resume Templates we are sharing below. …

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Dimensions of Personality Types and Ideal Careers For Each

<i>Do you ever feel that you are “lost” in your workplace? Ever think that you might be a great manager, but aren’t sure if your personality would allow</i> …

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power …

The Introverted Girl’s Guide to Office Networking

My fellow introverts, I know your struggle! An office environment can be challenging for those of us who work better in solitude. I try to avoid …

How role playing can perfect your interview skills | Guardian Jobs

Communication coaches video their clients' presentations to highlight distracting mannerisms or awkward body language. Role playing your interview from beginning to end (with a friend "acting" the interviewer) can do more than just reveal a limp handshake.<p><b>A consistent message</b><p>Your entire …

The power of introverts | Susan Cain

Which 'Self' Should You be in a Job Interview? - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

<b>Y</b>ou’ve probably run across articles or blogs that advise job hunters to “just be yourself” to succeed in a job interview. Ostensibly, this would seem …

4 changes that will make your resume a breath of fresh air

As a job seeker, it's easy to see hiring managers as big, bad obstacles that need to be overcome. They're the gatekeepers, after all. But this kind …

6 Toxic Beliefs That Hinder Your Success

Oftentimes, the only barrier that prevents you from becoming successful is your own mind. If you don’t control your brain, it will control you. When …

INFOGRAPHIC: How to craft a cover letter worth reading

The cover letter. Perhaps the most controversial job search document. Okay, if not the most controversial then it's at least the one that annoys …

The 7 things employers want to find out about you during a job interview

You've amped up your résumé, you've perfected your image and you've found hundreds of potential interview questions that you've been practicing in front of the mirror on a regular basis.<p>What if you could do more? What if those questions you've been practicing aren't what really matters?<p>You could …

Employment

Owning your career development: how to take control without changing career

When we talk about career development, often the first thing that pops to mind is changing career. However, this may be a limiting factor to getting …

5 Books That Will Make You So Much Better at Marketing Yourself or Your Brand | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Over the years, I’ve gone through bookshelves’ worth of marketing and PR books. After a few dozen, some of the books’ messages begin to blend together, but there are five I’ve read that …

Marketing

How I Overcame the Fear of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used …

How to Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Power a Career Transition

Kenneth Andersson for HBR<p>Are you raring to change careers? Break into a whole new line of work that makes you leap out of bed, happy to go to work every day? Parlay personal passions into professional endeavors? Or focus on a different clientele, type of product, or service?<p>We all know the power of …

Nine tips to make a killer first impression online

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Even as recently as 10 years ago, a first impression was often …

True Confessions of a Hiring Manager (That's Reading Your Resume)

7 seconds – that’s how long I give every resume. You’ve got seven seconds to show me that it’s worth my time to continue reading.<p>Let’s start at the …

The seven habits of highly confident people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Confidence is crucial to a happy and fulfilling life. It influences your success in leadership, how you engage with your team, and at work in general. It influences how you build your business, how you are in your family life, …

Self-improvement