Category Archives: unemployment

Turn your career around this year…

It’s the beginning of a New Year again, and the best time to ask, “Are you satisfied with your career as it exists?”  Where are you today compared to where you would like to be.  Whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed, the start of a New Year is the best time to re-evaluate your career, and make the necessary changes to ensure that you get out of it more than you expect from it.

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3 things you can tell your recruiter, but not the hiring manager…

Most candidates are smart enough to avoid saying certain things that may jeopardize their opportunities with prospective employers.  Such things as, why they really need the money; or extreme challenges that they expect may keep them from performing effectively; or even how their last boss hated them so much that they kept up-staging them.  Such comments will definitely raise a red-flag,  and since employers prefer to hire candidates that seem to have “no personal problems” such comments may also cost the candidate the job opportunity in question.

Knowing this, when dealing with 3rd party recruiters, should candidates keep such issues from them also?

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What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever said to an employer during an interview?

Did you know that the dumbest thing you will ever say to an employer, is that one thing that costs you the job opportunity; and based upon statistics, this information is almost always volunteered by the candidate.

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