Looking for a New Clerical Job? Don’t Do These 3 Things

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Whether you are looking for your first clerical job or the one at which you hope to retire, you have likely been inundated with advice.  In some cases, years of built up hints, tips, and recommendations can even make it hard to think.  But not all suggestions are created equal, and some may be incredibly… Read more »

5 Reasons You Aren’t Hearing Back After an Interview

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You catered your resume to the position and crafted a compelling cover letter. Then, you landed an interview and gave it everything you had. And finally, you hear…nothing. It’s an all too common scenario when it comes to the job search process; once the interview is over, it feels like radio silence on the part… Read more »

You Made It to the Second-Round Interview! Now What?

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Many companies have instituted more stringent hiring practices; this includes adding second-round interviews. While you might be inclined to treat this like any other interview, that is not the best approach. First-round interview processes are fairly straightforward and are often similar from one company to the next. But the second-round can be an entirely different… Read more »

Use These Tips to Become Everyone’s Favorite New Clerical Employee!

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Everyone has had to deal with less-than-ideal co-workers from time to time. While no person is perfect, certain actions and attitudes are practically guaranteed to ruffles some feathers along the way. Instead of accidentally succumbing to these inclinations, use the information to help you become one of the company’s favorite employees instead of the one… Read more »

4 Questions to Always Ask During an IT Interview

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As the IT interview begins to wrap up, you wait for the inevitable question from the interviewer. “Do you have any questions for me?” Regardless of how prepared you were for the rest of the interview, many people find this question challenging, but you know that not asking anything isn’t a great plan either.  Instead… Read more »

Watch for These Warning Signs – Before Accepting a Job Offer

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Whether you have applied for your dream job or just the right job for right now, there are times when accepting a job offer may not be in your best interest.  Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these warning signs that may indicate trouble ahead. Ambiguity about the Job Description If you ask… Read more »

How Long Should a Clerical Resume Be?

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Previous wisdom used to say that a resume, regardless of the type of job to which you are applying, should never be over a page long.  However, changes in the hiring environment have led what was once a hard-and-fast rule to become part of a larger gray area in regards to what is appropriate for… Read more »

How to Detect a Toxic Employee

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As a hiring manager, it’s your job to hire the very best candidates for your company. The person sitting across from you may seem perfect, even down to their credentials and interpersonal skills. But what if the candidate you are interviewing is a disaster waiting to happen? You could be dealing with a toxic employee… Read more »

Why Taking “Any Job” Is a Bad Career Move

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When you’re out of work and a little unsure of your career future, it can be very tempting to take just about any job that comes along. This is particularly true of those who are new to the workforce or who have been out of the job market for a little while. However, this is… Read more »

Why Your IT Resume Is Just Too Tech-y

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There is such a thing as having a resume that is improperly balanced. For example, if you are an IT professional, it is possible for your resume to be too tech-y. This means that you are using too many technical terms and are focusing too much on the tech work you have done in the… Read more »