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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  • 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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  • 3 pragmatic ways to stay positive and motivated at work

    Staying true to your passion is a great ideal. Once you look at how things really work in most organizations, you may want get more real. Feeling successful is important to staying motivated and being more pragmatic may contribute to being more successful at work. Here are some ideas: 1) Don’t let the lack of…

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  • work-life-balance

    2 quick tips to keep professional responsibilities from invading your personal space

    The 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study reveals that employers and employees have significantly different opinions about what consists of a fair work-life balance. Two-thirds of HR managers reckon that their employees get enough personal time, while 45% of polled workers say they don’t. Disparate numbers aside, what could employees do to dodge burnout? Here are 2…

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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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  • How to make a good impression in an instant

    People start forming an opinion of others within seconds of seeing them for the first time. First impressions are important. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression instantly. You know some of them but we guarantee that you will find something useful in our list. Your grandma was right when she…

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  • Perks of being a temporary or contract employee

    Flexibility Choose your assignments based on interest, gaining new skills, hours worked, etc. Take time off between assignments for self-enrichment, family or just “me” time. Mobility If you have wanderlust, consider taking contract jobs in other cities/states. Experience the sights and sounds of a new locale with every contract. No long-term commitment If it turns…

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