Career Development & Job Searching

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If your first interview goes well, you may be asked back for a second—and possibly a third—meeting. These follow-up interviews are likely to include more or different interviewees, as you are scoped out by all the key players...


Whew—the interview’s over! That hurdle has been crossed, but you’re not finished yet—you have a few follow-up tasks:

1. Take notes. As soon as possible, write down your impressions of the...

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The key to a successful in-person interview is preparation. That includes doing your research on the company and industry, and...

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A hiring company or recruiter may conduct the first interview over the telephone, as this is more time-efficient for the interviewer (and you, too!). Here is what a professional recruiter has to say about phone interviews:

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Those who have been job hunting for a while know: just getting a call for a first interview feels like you’ve met your goal. But that phone call is just the beginning of a new phase of the search. Interviewing for a job entails a lot of...

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The second aspect of researching an organization is when you’ve decided to contact a company about a job opening, or after you are invited to an interview. The timing on this type of research is crucial, because the more you know about the...

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All successful job seekers must become expert researchers. How else will you figure out where to find the most relevant job openings, the employers most likely to hire you, and the details you need to arm yourself with before you walk in to your...

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Employment remains a major issue for Americans as the nation's economy struggles to get back on its feet.

An important resource for job seekers is their local library, which offers valuable resources, services and programs.

Recent...

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While face-to-face networking is crucial, you can turbo-boost the number of professionals you meet and connect with by using social media websites, online discussion groups, and other Web-based tools.

Remember—the Internet provides...

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You may be able to find a great job all on your own. But it is much, much, much more likely that someone else—maybe a lot of someones—is going to personally connect you to that perfect job. So start working the power of...