Common Interview Advice that is Detrimental to Your Career

Author: Jack Kelly Source: Forbes With the best of intentions, people have been doling out really bad interview and career advice for years.  Family and friends mean well, but they tend to offer career counseling without having an actual clue about the specific circumstances and nuances of the recipient’s unique situation. It's your dad who …

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4 Ways to Master the Phone Interview

Part of my job entails hopping on the phone and convincing companies and conferences to book me as a speaker. It’s like a job interview every time, and it always reminds me of my very first phone interviews for internships back in college. I was so nervous my knees would be shaking and I’d feel nauseous with anxiety. Even though I’ve become more comfortable over the years, there are still a few key best practices I rely on to make the best possible impression.

How to Gauge a Company’s Culture in an Interview

Author: Emily Lamia Source: Idealist Careers Culture. It’s a big word. But what does it really mean? We seem to know how to identify bad organizational culture: constant stress, unreasonable workloads, and passive aggressive or mean people. But aside from unlimited snacks, casual Fridays, and a summer picnic, what goes into determining how to define …

One Simple Exercise To Help You Make a Good First Impression

Authors: Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh Source: The Muse Like it or not, the world’s built on first impressions. People’s perceptions of you—how much they remember or pay attention to you, whether they’re engaged by you, whether they’ll have or even want another conversation with you, what they’ll tell others about you, and why they …

The Soft Skills Job Seekers Need Now

This is fascinating! iCIMS, a talent acquisition software company, published a survey of 400 HR and recruiting professionals. Titled, “The Soft Skills Jobs Seekers Need Now,” the survey highlights the attributes that sets job seekers apart from equally qualified candidates. In addition to oral communication skills, recruiters say the following attributes will give you an …