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Three Ways to Botch a Job Interview

job searchHave you ever tried to wing it during a job interview? How’d that go for you? Not too well, probably.

Well, according to Marc Cosentino, author of Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation, there are a few common blunders people make during job interviews.

Per a piece on Business Insider, he pointed out several ways to avoid being that guy or gal. Read more

Monster Survey Shows Millennials Experience Burnout More Than Others

stressIf you’re stressed out, raise your hand! Yes, we all get burned out at one point or another but when it comes to specific generations, Millennials experience burnout the most.

According to a new survey conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc., 86 percent of Millennial respondents reveal some level of burnout in their current jobs. This is in comparison to 76 percent of more experienced workouts indicating burnout in their roles. Sidebar: Those numbers seem awfully high, don’t they? Are we working ourselves to the ground? That’s a whole other blog post but still, it makes you think… Read more

Serial Job Interviewer Provides Biggest Tip: Eye Contact

judgeA serial job interviewer opened up to The Wall Street Journal and after completing more than 100 job interviews between 2007 and 2013, she has a lot to say.

Sofia Faruqi mentions the number one body language tip is eye contact. During an interview, she says you want to maintain eye contact without being creepy. Read more

New Research Says 50 Percent of Jobs Are Not Posted Online

Find a JobThis just in…according to folks at TheLadders, 50 percent of available jobs at the manager, vice president and C-level continue to not be posted online.

This means, of course, companies and their external recruiters, don’t even need to advertise these highly coveted positions and in turn, job seekers without a foot in the door are being left out. Read more

College Grads Looking to Negotiate Salary? Try & Try Again

job oppsIf you’re a recent college grad and you’re looking to negotiate, by all means go for it. As for the reality?

According to Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s as much flexibility in an entry-level salary “as there is in getting your professor to get your final grade from a B to an A.” Read more

Survey Shows Workforce Trends for Baby Boomers & Millennials

mature workerIf you’re in Generation Y or X, sorry but you’re not included in the findings conducted by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

They looked at jobs recovery specifically for workers approaching the end of their careers and Millennials who are embarking on them. According to the report, baby boomers hold a larger percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Millennials have struggled to make their mark in the past four years. Read more

Department of Labor’s Monthly Jobs Report Reveals Decent Data

ImproveJobProspectsIt’s that time of month!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data this morning that looks mighty fine. Non-farm payrolls added 217,000 jobs last month which exceeded expectations of 215,000 by economists. In addition, the unemployment remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. Read more

Experts Anticipate Decent Monthly Jobs Report

Job-SearchIt’s hard to believe another month has come and gone but alas, we’re on the cusp of hearing about yet another monthly jobs report by the Department of Labor.

According to Reuters, the outlook looks decent. Anticipating approximately 218,000 new jobs to payrolls, that’s above average. Moody’s Analytics senior economist Ryan Sweet told Reuters,  “It would be consistent with a noticeable acceleration in growth.” Read more

‘Hey, How Soon Can I Take a Vacation?’ & Other Questions to Avoid Asking During an Interview

interviewHave you ever asked an interviewer at the conclusion of the interview for feedback as in, “Hey man, how’d I do?”

Probably not, right? And if you did ask the question, how’d that work out for you?

Okay, we’re in a punchy mood right now but so important as it is to ask questions at the end of each job interview, it’s just as important to steer clear from any questions that are downright inappropriate. They lack tact.

And most of all, some of the questions can be transparent in terms of your priorities as in asking if you resign if you can get paid out for your unused personal time (yes, it has been done and no, that candidate did not get the offer.) Read more

TheLadders’ Study Shows 35 Percent of Job Seekers Want to Move

US mapIf you’re looking for a new job, you may be among the 35 percent of job seekers who are looking to make a big move. Literally.

TheLadders data team looked into how often job seekers in their database look to move outside their current location. Known as the designated market area (or “DMA”), the results were significant. Read more

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