Your Secret Job Search Weapon: Persuasion

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  When you’re in the middle of a job search, you know that your role in the process involves convincing the hiring manager that you are the best candidate for the job. Often, this means putting your powers of persuasion to the test, as you have to influence the interviewer’s perspective during the interaction. Some… Read more »

How to Tell When You’re Not Going to Land the Job

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  During a job search, it’s smart to be optimistic about your chances of landing a new position. However, it’s simply a fact that not every opportunity is going to pan out. While you may get a straightforward response from the hiring manager when you aren’t selected, that isn’t always how it plays out. In… Read more »

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Job Search at Work

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    Even though most employers understand that some of their staff is looking to move on to other opportunities, that doesn’t mean conducting a job search while at work is wise. When you’re on company time, you’re being paid to perform duties associated with your position, and looking for a new job certainly doesn’t… Read more »

Ready for Your Clerical Interview? Keep an Eye Out for These Tricks!

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  Even with the right preparation, there is no guarantee you won’t face a curveball when it comes time for your interview. While most candidates assume the trickiest part of the process will come in the form of an unexpected question, it could actually come in the shape of the interviewer. In the best of… Read more »

5 Steps to Make a Great Impression at Your New Clerical Job

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  After a long and arduous process, you had the chance to accept a job offer and are preparing to start in a new clerical position. While this can be an exciting time, it can also bring about a lot of anxiety, especially if you are worried about making a great first impression. Luckily, getting… Read more »

Cover Letter Mistake Checklist – Can Yours Pass?

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A cover letter can make or break any job seeker’s success with landing a new assignment. When done well, a cover letter intrigues the hiring manager to want to learn more. When done poorly, the cover letter turns the hiring manager off and the resume goes into the garbage can. How can you know if… Read more »

Background Check? Here’s What You Need to Know Beforehand

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Have you been asked to submit to a pre-employment background check? It’s important to know that you have a right to know what the employer will be checking for, and must sign a consent form in advance. There is a laundry list of items included in every background check performed on a job seeker, but… Read more »

Job Interviews and Job Offers – What Questions to Ask the Employer

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In the grand scheme of getting a job, most candidates go through a couple of processes first. One is the job interview, the other is the job offer. During this very nerve-wracking time, a vast majority of candidates find themselves with a multitude of questions that they may keep to themselves. However, these questions are… Read more »

Networking Refreshers – How to Network Your Way to Work

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If you ask the average job seeker what the single-most important aspect of their job search is, you’ll generally hear the word:  Networking. However, this can mean different things to different job seekers. For one individual, it may be surfing through industry forums and online social networks. For others, it can be engaging in local… Read more »