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Have you ever gone into an interview and left feeling like you gave TMI? When an interview is going well, having a high level of confidence can be a bit of a double-edged sword: Confidence can lead to comfort, and comfort can lead to being overly casual in your conversation…and overly casual is … [Read more...] about …How Should I Say This? Navigating Through Tough Interview Topics
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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, commonly known as the ADEA, officially banned employers from discriminating against candidates due to age. Despite this law, some employers may subconsciously pass on candidates due to their perceived age from clues on their resume. With the rise of the … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Resume From Generation Bias
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Dear Graduating Class of 2020, To say this year has been....unique....would be an understatement. Like every other student, you were looking forward to walking across the stage, receiving your hard-earned diploma, tossing your cap in the air, and commemorating this milestone moment with loved ones. … [Read more...] about Dear Class of 2020
Have you ever heard of the expression, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it?” Body language matters, especially in interviews. Our posture, movements and facial expressions can shape how our conversations are remembered and, sometimes, make or break your interview. Here are 6 things you most … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Most Likely Didn’t Know About Your Body Language During an Interview
If you are well-established in your career, are returning to the workforce or just beginning your job search, it can be tough to decide what to include on your resume. For professionals who have an eclectic work history or are further along in their career path, building your resume can be even more … [Read more...] about Ask a Recruiter: How Far Back Should I Go on My Resume?
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