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12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep insights beyond the typical “sit up straight!” and “dress to impress!” tips we hear too much. Below you’ll find the 12 best tips to help before, during and after your interview.

Correcting the 5 Most Common Mistakes Mid-Level Job Seekers Make

Moving from mid-level management to the corner office requires many things: the right experience, expertise and top-notch performance. It also requires interviews–and lots of them.

Five Top Tips for Using Job Boards Effectively

With competition so fierce on job boards, it’s essential candidates hit all the right notes. Here are some tips for improving your success rate.

Finding Jobs Online: Winning the ATS Challenge

Considering how many employers have turned to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage online applications, it has become essential to consider how our resumes get “read” by these systems.

Getting Fired: An Opportunity for Change and Growth

The words that strike fear in all working persons -- fired, terminated, laid off, let go, restructured, dismissed, downsized, rightsized -- mean only one thing: you're back on the job market looking for new employment opportunities.

Network

“Networks” are established connections between people, places, and things. Computer systems, alumni associations, multi-level marketing organizations, the Internet, and even spider webs are types of networks. As in the natural world, establishing and using networks is critical to career survival and success. 

7 Career Mistakes To Avoid

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it has never been more difficult to advance your career or to make a job change. Whether it is early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, the challenges are daunting. The good news is that there is a lot of free help on the internet, in bookstores and in a variety of support groups.

When Looking For a Job, You Must Look the Part

Recognizing that first impressions are crucial when you are conducting a job search is fundamental. We recently volunteered at a career fair to review resumes - half the room seemed to fit the image of someone an organization would hire. They were dressed casually, yet professionally and tastefully. They were neat and well-groomed. Number one piece of advice to job seekers is to conduct an “appearance assessment” prior to a networking event or interview.  Listed below are a few tips that we share with job seekers:

Searching for a New Role? Networking and Job Boards at Top Says SFG Research Study

How do you find a new role in today's job market? As an outplacement firm we get asked that question every day. In our quest to answer it we are constantly gathering information from candidate experiences, and how they are finding jobs.

Ask a Career Coach - Three Key Elements to Developing a Personal Brand

One discussion topic that has been actively discussed with our career coaching consultants is how to best advise our clients on the development of a personal brand.

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