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How can Evidence Make your Case Stronger?

If you have ever worked with an attorney or known an attorney, you are more than likely aware of how critical evidence is to an attorney’s ability to win a case. I have yet to meet an attorney who was able to win a case without strong evidence. So what does job hunting have to…

How can you stand out when you are interviewed by or as part of a group?

There are two types of interviews that could frighten even the most experienced job seeker: The Panel interview AND the Group interview. By a Panel interview, I mean that you are being interviewed by more than one hiring manager at the same time. There are several things that you can do to be effective at…

More on Proactive interviewing

In my last article Proactive vs. Reactive interviewing, we discussed the difference between a proactive and a reactive interview. In this article, I wanted to give you an additional way that you can proactively approach your next interview. One of the major reasons that people are ineffective at interviewing is that they are unprepared for…

Proactive Vs. Reactive Interviews

What is the difference between a proactive vs. a reactive interview? A majority of the job seekers in today’s market are passive interviewees who wait for questions to be asked of them (reactive). The difficulty with this style of interviewing is that you are waiting to be asked the “right” questions so that you can…

What are the top 5 subjects to AVOID in an interview?

There are many subjects that you need to tread lightly around when in an interview. Below are the top 5 subjects that can quickly ruin your candidacy for a particular position:   1) Politics-This should go without saying, but I have noticed that a lot of people are bringing up politics in interviews lately due…

The Top 5 Body Language Mistakes to AVOID in an Interview

Tilting your head to the right or left. Doing this can make the interviewer think that you are not taking what they are saying seriously and can come off as flirtatious. Leaning away from the interviewer and/or leaning back. This can make you seem disinterested in the conversation. Crossing your arms or your legs. Crossing…

Don’t Forget about the 30/30/30 Rule!

–Spend the first 30% of your time applying to jobs the old fashioned way via websites such as: www.monster.com, www.indeed.com, www.careerbuilder.com and www.craigslist.com –Spend the next 30% of your time attending networking events which can be industry specific such as www.lapa.org or general interest area meetings like www.meetup.com. Additionally you can go to www.inthecalendar.com for…

Top 10 Stupidest reasons people DO NOT get hired

Put the wrong phone number on their resume Use a silly or inappropriate email address such as sexylegs69@yahoo.com Show up late to an interview or assignment Miss an interview or appointment without calling to give a reason why or even with calling Have the wrong dates listed on their resume Show up to an assignment or…

Should I mention past medical issues in an interview?

One thing I have noticed that a lot of job seekers are unclear on is whether or not they should mention that they were out on disability or had to take time off for a medical issue. My recommendation is that you stay away from any conversations about medical leave, medical procedures or disability. You…

The Key is Confidence

There is a fine line that you must walk in an interview between being cocky and confident. No one wants to hire someone who is so full of themselves that they are self-absorbed. At the same time, the employer needs to know what skills you bring to the table that will make you an asset…

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