How to write a great job description

Writing a great job specification requires a little thought, because to attract great candidates you need to know what the perfect candidate looks like. A job specification should do the same job as a CV: catch the eye of great candidates and persuade them that your company – and specifically this role – is for

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75+ Common interview questions and answers

Your resume can get you into the company for an interview but it is up to you to be able to sell yourself as the perfect match for the job.  One thing that can help you to land the job, besides being qualified skill wise, is to practice answering common interview questions.  Expecting common interview

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5 Ways to Clean and Manage Your Online Brand While Job Searching

Recruiters research and learn about candidates much differently today than 10 years ago.  Instead of waiting for candidates to come into the office for an interview, Recruiters now go online and do a Google search for the person’s name.  Other recruiters go out and search for their profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn or find job seeker’s accounts on Twitter.  They want to

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Ageism at the Interview

For many job seekers, the interview is the most difficult part of the job search process because of its impact on the hiring decision. An interview is similar to a sales meeting, only you’re forced into an unfamiliar marketing position where you’re both the salesperson and product. You usually have less than half an hour

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The Most Annoying, Overused Words in the Workplace

“Could you interface with that team on its ad campaign that’s gone viral, and then circle back with me? If we can leverage similar assets, we’ll have a game changer.” Ever heard talk like that in your workplace? If it sounds familiar, it could be the buzzwords. “Leverage,” “interface,” and “circle back” are among the

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Turn Your Bad Habits Into a Job

Managers often terminate employees with phrases like “not a good fit,” “just not working out,” and “maybe there’s something better for you out there.” While these words can be painful, they may also be the catalyst you need to take your talents, and quirks, elsewhere.

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4 Bullying Bosses to Avoid

Does your boss sneer, scream, or intimidate? If so, you could be working for a career-damaging bully. “When the bullying comes from the boss, the aggression has its strongest negative effects,” says Sandy Hershcovis, a researcher at the University of Manitoba who reviewed 110 studies on workplace aggression.

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