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5 strong ways to close a cover letter

Take inspiration from one of these five phrases to help you seal the deal.<p>Writing a cover letter isn’t an easy task for many job seekers. There’s a lot of pressure because, sometimes, the cover letter is the only piece the recruiter will read. Therefore, your cover letter must be a piece of writing …

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Amazon HR exec: This interview misstep can kill your chances of getting hired

Regardless of how qualified you are for a position, failing to deliver in an interview can still ruin your chances of getting hired.<p>That's why, in …

How to become a better conversationalist

These five tips will help you talk to anyone in any situation.<p>Whether you love or hate networking, there’s no doubting the importance of face-to-face interactions. Even in our digital world, knowing the art of the conversation is key to building strong relationships. Being a good conversationalist …

Job Seekers, You Will Be Lied To And Misled -- Here Is How You Can Protect Yourself

When you interview with a company, you’d like to believe that everyone you meet with acts honestly and in good faith. Unfortunately, this in not the case—as you will encounter blatant lies, omission of crucial facts and, at times, be misled. I’m not suggesting that there’s a nefarious plot to trick …

Top 6 Workforce Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

Talent scarcity and increased remote work are just some of the main employment trends to watch next year.<p>With unemployment at its lowest in decades, technology becoming increasingly integrated in business operations and younger generations entering the workforce at a faster rate, the U.S. job …

Best Presentation Ever: How to Elevate Any Talk to Make It Motivating, Meaningful and Memorable

TEDx coach and popular speaker shares advice on how to make an impact<p>Are you reaching your potential as a speaker? When you give a presentation, do audience members give you their full attention? Do they clamor to ask questions and participate? When your presentation is over, do audience members …

How To Negotiate Your Full Value At Work

Believe it or not, most of us are leaving money on the table. We’re entrenched in an out-of-date methodology for managing our careers. We keep our heads down, work hard and hope that the higher-ups recognize and reward us. We wait until the end of the year and gamble on whether we’ll be handed a …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

This is how you should answer “What are your strengths?”

It’s one of the most common interview questions. These are the answers that hiring managers say they are looking for.<p>One of the most common questions candidates are asked during a job interview is “What are your strengths?” Having a firm knowledge of what you can offer a potential employer will …

Every interview question is really this question

Behind every interview question, there are three things that the interviewer is trying to figure out.<p>Back in 1959, Peter Drucker coined the term ‘knowledge worker.” True to his vision of the future, many of the most desirable jobs in the modern economy involve acquiring and using knowledge to solve …

Questioning Graphic Design’s Ethicality

Once a year, my family would drive seven hours for a weeklong glimpse of the sea. My mother’s eyes twinkled as she solved the puzzle of squeezing …

The Online Gig Economy’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

When the whole world is fighting for the same jobs, what happens to workers?<p>You can buy almost any <i>thing</i> you want online—toothpaste, books, plastic devices that allow you to lick your cat. On digital work platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com, you can also buy nearly any <i>service—</i>often …

7 ways to show emotional intelligence in a job interview

It’s one of the top job skills of the future, but how do you convey something intangible like EQ in a job interview?<p>Yes, having solid technical skills is important in landing a job, but maybe not as important as you might think. In fact, in a recent survey of more than 2,600 hiring managers and …