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How to Remain Calm and Confident During the Interview

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on May 25, 2017 9:55:48 AM

If you are feeling nervous about an upcoming interview, don’t worry, you are not alone. A recent survey suggests that 92% of adults are anxious about job interviews. Although it may be difficult to completely get rid of your nerves, you want to show the hiring manager that you are confident about your skills and experiences, as well as convince them you are the best candidate for the role. To ensure your nerves don’t get the best of you during the interview, here are six ways you remain calm and confident.

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9 Helpful Tools to Simplify Your Online To-Do List

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on May 10, 2017 11:57:04 AM

As more activity shifts online, it is sometimes difficult to manage all the things you need to complete in a day. You need to do things each day like respond to emails, remain engaged on social media, and overall stay focused on assignments and tasks at hand. If you feel overwhelmed by all the things you need to complete, here are nine helpful tools to streamline your activities and simplify your online to-do list.

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6 Ways to Expand Your Current Network and Build Meaningful Relationships

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on May 2, 2017 10:21:47 AM

The main purpose of networking is to build meaningful relationships and foster a real connection with others. Although it is sometimes perceived as awkward and cumbersome, it is necessary in all aspects of your professional career. You may be surprised to find you already have an established network, you just need to find the ways to further build those relationships. The following tips are ways you can find those connections and further expand your current network.

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How to Approach Behavioral Interview Questions Like a Pro

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Apr 25, 2017 9:54:24 AM

Behavioral questions are commonly asked during interviews because it allows hiring managers to sense how you would function within the organization. With these types of interview questions, the best answers follow the STAR method, which “simply summarizes the structure of your work experience,” says Alan Carniol from The Huffington Post.

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How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile with Its New Updates

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Mar 29, 2017 10:44:45 AM

Earlier this year, LinkedIn altered its user interface to make the web design and experience look more streamlined and less cluttered. Although modifying your profile due to these changes seems tedious, it is crucial to show potential employers and connections that you are up-to-date with the new technology and are active on the platform. If you have not edited your LinkedIn profile since the recent update this year, here are a few changes you can make to optimize your page.

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How to Initiate and Conduct a Successful Informational Interview

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Mar 21, 2017 11:29:48 AM

An informational interview is a powerful networking tool that gives you a glimpse into what a role or company culture is like within a certain organization and industry. Conducting this kind of conversation allows potential employers or co-workers to evaluate your qualifications, cultural fit, and genuine interest. Furthermore, this helps determine whether or not this career path or industry is right for you. A successful informational interview may lead to a future hire and other networking opportunities, so here are guidelines to follow when initiating and building the connection.

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Social Media

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Mar 16, 2017 11:54:01 AM

The spring season is just around the corner, and it is time for a fresh start. Most of us associate the season with cleaning out wardrobes or tidying up around the house, but it’s also a great time to “clean” our social media. Sites constantly release new updates and career paths and skillsets often change, so now is a perfect opportunity to check up on your social media presence. Utilize the following tips to analyze your online brand and make changes, whether you’re looking to make a career change now or in the future.

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How to Succeed in the First 10 Minutes of the Interview

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Mar 7, 2017 10:41:45 AM

When going in for your interview, first impressions count. According to various psychological studies, first impressions are formed in a matter of seconds, which gives the interviewer little time to make assumptions about your personality and behavior. To ensure that you start your interview on the right foot and set yourself up for success, keep these tips in mind for the first minutes of your meeting.

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How to Stay Motivated and Make the Job Search Less Frustrating

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Feb 28, 2017 10:37:06 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that 227,000 jobs were added to the US economy this past January. And while the job prospects are promising, there are still competing applicants out there for many of these openings. Searching for a new job isn’t an easy task, and at times can be mentally exhausting and discouraging. However, there are ways to stay motivated and remain hopeful so you are able to land that new career opportunity.

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The 3 Areas to Focus on When Creating Your Personal Brand

Posted by Jalisa DelosSantos on Feb 16, 2017 1:10:15 PM

When you think about a strong brand, there is typically a single idea, image, or logo which comes to mind. Brand strategists constantly think about how to effectively advertise a brand’s product or service to the market and create value. Similarly, it is just as important to craft a strong personal brand that best communicates your values and skillset to others, especially during a job search. It is never too late to create your brand, so here are the three areas to focus on and questions to ask yourself when getting started.

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