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Job Interviewing for an Introvert

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: March 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

The American culture is a bit contradictory about its approach to introverts and extroverts. A recent book, Quiet,  discusses how we’re trained from an early age to be extroverts, the one who gets noticed. However, we’re also admonished not to brag about ourselves because that makes us appear arrogant. Most parents have told their children that nobody... » Read Full Article

You’ve been invited to interview…now the hard part starts

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

As job seekers, we often become so focused on securing an interview, that when it does happen, we feel we’ve succeeded. There’s not much else to do. How wrong it is to assume that. Many applicants look great on paper, but when they’re face-to-face with a hiring manager or a recruiter, they fizzle out. Some... » Read Full Article

This might be the best time of year for a jobseeker

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

Think about it. Most individuals face holiday job hunting with an attitude that could best be called defeatist. “Why bother getting my resume together during November and December? No one’s hiring now. It’s time to party. I’ll wait till January. All the good jobs will be posted then.” – or – “I’ve been at this... » Read Full Article

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