4 job hunting tips while you are still employed

Looking for a change while being employed can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, people who are employed are much more desirable candidates to hiring managers than those who aren’t. But on the other hand, a job search – regardless of however confidential it’s intended to be kept – can tip one’s current boss…

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  • Job search during the holidays? YES.

    Prioritize your work schedule in advance. Instead of daydreaming about your weekend on Friday afternoon, take a few minutes for a quick review of your most important tasks for Monday. List them according to importance. Or, you may prefer to list them by level of difficulty to get the tough ones out of the way…

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  • 4 great ways contract employees contribute to the success of your company

    We are in a time of shifting business models and hiring needs. Here are some ideas on how engaging contingent workers fits well with changing, and sometimes uncertain, times. 1. Temporary or contract employees can help you avoid the negative consequences of unwise hiring decisions that can incur prolonged expenses and headaches. Engaging contingent workers…

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  • Did she just ask me about a skill I don’t have?

    You are sitting in the interview. Everything has gone so well… and then, the interviewer just asked you about a skill you don’t have. It wasn’t on the job description online, it never came up in any prior discussions. Don’t get nervous – stay calm in any situation during an interview. You aren’t prepared! But…

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  • Contract jobs predicted to grow by 13% between 2014-19

    Not sure if you want to commit long-term? Don’t worry; contract employment can be your steady source of income for the next few years, according to the latest CareerBuilder survey. America’s leading job search engine predicts that contract jobs are on course for a 13% spike between this year and 2019 (Figure 1). Here’s another…

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  • How do you answer why you left your previous job?

    You are sitting in an interview and the meeting is proceeding very well. You are dressed up and feeling on top of your game. You have established rapport. You have asked all of those good interview questions that you prepared. And then the dreaded question: why did you leave XYZ Company? And now you aren’t…

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  • 4 ways to keep calm during an interview

    Most people feel nervous before or during a job interview but when you get too anxious, it’s time to take a few countermeasures. Use relaxation techniques: The tried and true methods include deep breathing exercises and maintaining good posture. You’ll look and feel more confident. Visualize being successful: Imagine that you already have the offer…

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  • Besides salary, what do employees wish for in 2015?

    A recent survey of more than 2,100 CFOs and employees has revealed that more money is not the only incentive employees expect from their employers; the 2015 benefits wish list sheds light on what really drives employees in today’s changing work environment. [table caption=”WISH LIST 2015″ width=”500″ colwidth=”130|20″ colalign=”left” border=”1″ ] More vacation days,30% Better…

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  • Ending your interview on a positive note

    “All’s well that ends well.” – William Shakespeare The importance of ending an interview on a positive note can never be understated. As a job seeker, you’d ideally want to finish every interview on a pleasant note. Affirm your interest in the job.  Let them know that you want this opportunity. Tell them why you…

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