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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

How to Research a Company before a Job Interview

http://careerbright.com/job-search-tips/how-to-research-a-company-before-a-job-interview

** Prepare, prepare, prepare.

Do deeper and “x-ray” searches on Google to find “unadvertised” jobs

http://www.jibberjobber.com/blog/2014/01/09/do-deeper-and-x-ray-searches-on-google-to-find-unadvertised-jobs/

** WOW!  I need to really read this one, and read it again.

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

13 Aging Myths We Love To Prove Wrong

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/13/myths-about-aging_n_4550253.html

** And yet the myths continue.

6 tips for landing a job

http://www.bankrate.com/financing/retirement/6-tips-for-landing-a-job/

** Energy.  Project energy.

 

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NETWORKING

 

The Surprising Reason Your Networking Isn’t Working

http://quickbase.intuit.com/blog/2013/09/19/the-surprising-reason-your-networking-isnt-working/

** YMMV.  Not so sure I buy it.

 

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RESUMES

 

4 Things You Should Not Include on Your Resume

http://career.answers.com/resume-writing/4-things-you-should-not-include-on-your-resume

** I like to recommend, as you’re editing your resume, asking “So what?” to every single statement.  If you can’t justify it, it shouldn’t be there.

It’s Not Your Résumé That Gets You Hired

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/10/23/its-not-your-rsum-that-gets-you-hired

** A resume is a necessary, but not sufficient, thing.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

Why Should I Choose You Over The Other Candidates?

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5310&newsletter_id=1256&archive=1&utm_content=buffer56cab&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#ixzz2qJvPEH00

** I wonder what would happen if, during an interview, a candidate would ask “So why should I choose this company over the others I’m interviewing with?”.

12 Questions You Should Never Ask In A Job Interview

http://www.hercampus.com/career/jobs-internships/12-questions-you-should-never-ask-job-interview

** Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.

How to answer the ‘weakness’ question

http://www.one2oneresumes.com.au/blog/?p=874&utm_content=buffer0bb51&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

** What’s important is that you’re AWARE and working to improve.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

How Sharing Other People’s Content Makes You an Irresistible Job Candidate

http://mashable.com/2013/11/23/sharing-other-peoples-content/

** I will certainly admit that I do my fair share of “shameless self-promotion”… but that’s not all you need to do.

Face To Face Personal Branding

http://www.recareered.com/blog/2013/04/02/face-to-face-personal-branding/

** It’s when you get to know people in person that things are most effective.

 

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GENERAL

 

How Employers View You Being Fired

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2012/01/how-employers-view-you-being-fired.html

** Somehow I don’t think companies are this openminded.

Changing Jobs – Too Many Times or Too Few?

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4030/changing-jobs—too-many-times-or-too-few?utm_source=crt

** There is no right answer.  Just have an explanation for both directions in case you’re asked.

13 Surprising Things That Affect Whether You Get Hired

http://www.businessinsider.com/surprising-things-that-affect-whether-you-get-hired-2014-1?op=1

** Some, I’d heard.  Others are new.  But I’m taking the coffee regardless.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

Recruiters: What’s Your Behavioral Interviewing Strategy?

http://www.talentculture.com/talent-management/recruiters-whats-your-behavioral-interviewing-strategy/

** Insights into behavioral interviewing tactics.

6 Secrets to Hire the Right Job Candidate

http://www.glassdoor.com/employers/blog/6-secrets-to-hire-the-right-job-candidate/

** Note #6 – it seems to be becoming a rattle-off… how can interviewers rattle candidates?

To Hire Well, First Define What You Need

http://www.ere.net/2014/01/14/to-hire-well-first-define-what-you-need/

** I can’t count the number of interviews I’ve been on where half the battle seemed to be that they weren’t really sure what they wanted yet.

 

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SALARY

 

5 Ways to Negotiate a Better Job Offer

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2013/11/14/5-ways-to-negotiate-a-better-job-offer/

** Definitely know when to stop.  But beware companies that refuse to negotiate at all… my experience is that these companies think that their sh*t doesn’t stink, and that merely working for them is a priviledge you should be glad to have.  “Danger Will Robinson, danger!”

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