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5 Questions for an IT Interview

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Building Your Perfect Unique Value Proposition

  As a candidate, it is important that you establish a comfort level with the notion that you are selling your “unique value proposition” with every conversation, interview and/or social interaction....
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4 Things an Accounting and Finance Recruiter Can Do For You Career

If you’ve been searching for a new accounting or finance position for a while, but are hearing crickets, it’s time to make a change. There’s no need to take on this initiative alone, when you don’t...
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6 Mistakes That Professionals Make on Their LinkedIn Profile

When used correctly, LinkedIn can serve as an invaluable asset to your professional career. But many professionals don’t understand how to use this social networking platform effectively. To get the...
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Exhausted With Your Job Search? How to Get the Wind Back in Your Sails

If you’ve been trying to find a new job for a while now, it’s only natural to start losing momentum. The job search process can easily become a full-time job in itself, which leaves little time for...
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Avoid Making These Mistakes for Employment References

Hiring managers are faced with a huge amount of pressure when recruiting candidates. Reading your resume and meeting you once or twice doesn’t always provide the level of detail needed to make an...
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11 Phone Interview Tips

Studies suggest that nearly 90% of human communication is nonverbal so the phone is not necessarily the best showcase for your charisma, confidence and body language to shine. It is also much more...
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How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

You know you nailed yesterday’s interview with that up-and-coming company downtown. The whole meeting was relaxed and comfortable, and you seemed like a perfect fit in the group dynamics. You hit all...
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Annual Performance Review? 6 Ways to Set Yourself up for Success

Even when you've had a great year, your annual performance review can be nerve-wracking. It's tough to wrap up an entire year's work in just an hour. Take some time to prepare yourself so the review...
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Impactful Phrases and Words to Use in a Job Interview

  Oftentimes during a job interview, it’s not what you say, but how you say it that determines your future with the company. Certain phrases simply make a stronger impression, helping to promote you...
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