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  • 3 Ways to Make an Interviewer Like You

    Everybody knows that job interviews are, on some level, a popularity contest. Unless you have a rare skill set and are applying for a job where you never have to talk to anyone, your interviewer will be as interested in your ability to get along with folks at the office as your aptitude for the job.

    The good news is that there's plenty of stuff you can do to make the interviewer realize how much more fun you are than the other candidates. With thanks to Bloomberg Businessweek and Freemoneyfinance.com, we present a few easy ways to make an interviewer fall in love with your sterling personality:

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  • 5 Ways You Might Be Sabotaging Your Job Search

    Do you ever feel like Bill Murray in the movie "Groundhog Day," doomed to repeat the same actions over and over again, without a positive result? If so, says career expert Amanda Augustine, it's possible that you're working against yourself.

    In honor of February 2, Augustine presents us with five possible things we might be doing in our job hunt that keep us running around in circles. If you're doing everything you should be doing, but still aren't having any luck, Augustine says, it's time to ask yourself these questions:

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  • An Easy Solution to the Empty Resume Problem

    There's no tougher time to write a resume than when you're just starting out. Even if you have great grades, tons of applicable skills, and a passion to learn, it's pretty hard to disguise the fact that, in terms of actual work experience, your CV is pretty bare. Don't fall back on that 18-point font just yet, however: Thanks to the great minds at 99u, we now have the perfect way to bulk up a skinny resume.

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  • How to Recover From a Bad Interview

    We've all been there: That moment when you close an office door and all you want to do is hit your head against a wall because you just know that interview did not go well. You didn't ask the right questions, you should have used this word instead of that word, you forgot to mention the skills you learned from your last job. Instead, you keep your shoulders back and leave the head-smacking until later, when you are safely out of view of the company's employees, who are surely judging you.

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  • Blunt Cover Letter Earns Writer Multiple Job Offers

    Writing a cover letter is one of the most difficult parts of the job application process. In comparison, resumes are easy: all you have to do is list your accomplishments, succeed in avoiding typos, and don't use comic sans. But the cover letter is an exercise in personal marketing. Choose one tone, and you can sound too glib; choose another, and your letter will sound formulaic and fail to get a response.

    A recent applicant to an internship program on Wall Street solved the problem with a rather novel approach: he was bluntly honest. How honest? Here's an excerpt:

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  • Ace the Job Interview with Pamela Skillings

    When it comes to finding a job, a resume can only take you so far. The impression you make in an interview can often be the reason you are (or aren't) offered that job. So how can you make sure you are interviewing like a rock star? The first step is by joining us on Friday, January 25th at 10:30am PST for our chat with Pamela Skillings, interview expert a-go-go. 

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  • Want to Be Popular on Facebook? Add Photos [infographic]

    If you want to get noticed on Facebook, whether you're marketing your brand or just looking for a little more self-exposure in your job search, you'll want to post lots of photos. According to marketing site Wishpond, photos are your best attention-getter.

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  • Learn How to Network With Sandy Jones-Kaminski

    Learning how to network effectively is one of the best things you can do for your career, but it’s something that many people find intimidating. Well, if you’re feeling shy, PayScale is here to hold your hand. This Thursday, January 17, at 10:30am PST, you can connect directly with the expert herself via Google+, YouTube and Twitter to learn how you can network your way to the top.

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  • 3 Questions That Will Help You Figure Out What a Company's Culture Is Really Like

    Job interviews are a lot like blind dates. You don't want to commit before you really get to know each other, but you also don't have a lot of time to play with. The best way to figure out if you and the company have a future together is to ask the right questions.

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  • 3 Ways to Negotiate Special Benefits

    Murshed Chowdhury is the CEO of an IT staffing firm, which means that he can adjust his schedule as he sees fit; for example, taking a late lunch hour on Friday afternoons to attend a weekly prayer service.

    It wasn't always so easy. In a post on Lifehacker, Chowdhury recounts one incident that occurred before he was in charge. A manager told him that he wouldn't have been hired if the manager had known about his special requirements in advance.

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  • Will Online Games Become Next-Gen Apprenticeships?

    The most recent McKinsey Public Sector Practice report suggests that online games could form next-generation apprenticeships to help out-of-work youth find employment. This idea isn't just about fun and games: Fast Company reports that a 2010 study discovered a 9 percent rise in information retention and a 14 percent increase in skill-based knowledge levels in employees who were trained using online games or simulations rather than traditional training.

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  • 5 Ways to Deal with Underemployment

    Many of us are familiar with unemployment, but how many of us understand what it is to be underemployed? When a person is underemployed, he or she is working at a level far below his or her skill set and experience. In today's economy, espcially for Gen Y workers trying to break into a full and competitive job market, underemployment is a valid concern. How can you deal with being underemployed?

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  • How To Read Your Salary Report

    You already know that PayScale.com is the place to go to quickly generate a personalized Salary Report that tells you exactly how your total compensation compares to people like you. (And if you don’t know that, go complete your Salary Report right now.) You probably have even spent some time poking around and looking at the array of charts and lists contained on the report. But today we’re going to show you how to get the most out of that information.

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  • The Art of the Thank-You Note

    Congratulations! You just finished a job interview and it went very well. Now what? Sit at home and wait for the phone to ring? Nope! It's time to write a thank you note to the person who interviewed you. But what to say? 

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  • What to Wear on a Job Interview With Anna Wintour

    Dressing for job interviews is its own special kind of hell. In the olden days, you just wore a suit and were done with it, but now there are all sorts of different interview uniforms and expectations. And that's if you're just interviewing at a regular job. Pity the poor folks who apply for jobs at Vogue and interview with the Devil in Prada herself, Miss Anna Wintour.

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  • 5 Step Salary Negotiation Guide

    Negotiating a new salary can be intimidating, whether you are asking for a raise or accepting a new job offer. The better prepared you are for the conversation, the more likely it is that you will get the salary you deserve. Arm yourself with an aresenal of information and read on for 5 tips for an easier salary negotiation. 

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  • Does Your Resume Contain One of These Overused Professional Buzzwords?

    LinkedIn recently compiled the latest version of its annual Top 10 Overused Professional Buzzwords rankings, which draw on the social networking site's 187 million users. Does your resume contain one of these tired descriptors?

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  • 9 Tips for Applying for Jobs Online

    How did you find your last job? Chances are you applied for your current position online rather than by sending your resume by fax. In today's tech world, many job applications and initial screenings are done online. So, how can you give yourself the best shot at an interview?

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  • Want to Ace That Interview? Try the STAR Technique

    Most of us are nervous enough on job interviews. Trying to remember all your sterling qualities, without coming off like you're bragging or are totally flattened with stage fright can seem almost impossible.

    And the worst questions are those open-ended "Describe the most difficult or rewarding…" But thanks to the ever-helpful Lifehacker, we now have a framework for answering these tough questions -- the STAR model.

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  • Are Part-Time Workers the New Norm in Retail?

    Major retailers rely more on part-time workers now than ever. Is this a fleeting trend or a sign of the new norm?

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