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For former offenders there's New Leaf

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Job interviews can make many job seekers nervous. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be even more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record? How do you handle questions that home in on your past criminal activity?

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Construction industry booming – Attend industry hiring events

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing, workforce

If you’re interested in a job in the construction industry or considering industries to target your job search, we urge you to attend the upcoming construction industry onsite hiring events in Bloomington and Rochester. This industry offers a range of career opportunities, everything from field to professional, that pay high wages. And you don’t need an expensive four-year college degree to land a job.

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6 Lessons Job Seekers Can learn From the Great Recession

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Whether you’ve been recently let go from a job or you’re thinking of changing career paths, a lot has changed in the job market in the last decade.

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Ways to Ace Your Phone Interview

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Some job seekers rarely have phone interviews. But it’s important to be prepared for one, since you could get a call from an employer at a moment’s notice.

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Body Language Mistakes at Job Interviews

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Having a great job interview is important for landing a job. Some job seekers spend a lot of time practicing answers to questions they anticipate and preparing questions for the hiring manager. Yet they fail to fully prepare for the interview, making body language mistakes they could have avoided.

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What to Do If You Don’t Get Hired

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

It can be disappointing to hear that you weren’t selected for a job you were excited about, especially if this has happened repeatedly. But there are ways to address this situation, so that your job hunt can progress and you’ll ultimately be hired for that great position you’ve been seeking.

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Rules for a Successful Informational Interview

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

An informational interview differs from a job interview. In a job interview the goal is to persuade the employer that you are the best candidate to be hired for the opening. That means promoting your skills, knowledge and overall fit for the job.

In an informational interview, a goal is to learn about the field and occupation you’re interested in. The person you interview with may be very knowledgeable and have good connections in the field or industry. Or the person may work at a company you’re particularly interested in.

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Say These Things in a Job Interview

Posted on December 03, 2014 at 9:15 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing

Getting the call for a job interview can be exciting. You’ll start preparing for the interview by doing things such as practice answering questions, putting together a list of questions for the interviewer and refreshing your knowledge about the company.

There are some things you can always say during the interview that can help you do better.

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Giving Thanks and Reenergizing Your Job Search

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Tags: networking, interviewing, job search

Do you often feel that you are running at full speed with your job search and don’t have time to take a step back and reflect?  You’re networking regularly, applying to job postings and being as flexible as you possibly can in scheduling interviews.  When is there time for you to take a break, recharge and reflect?  Thanksgiving is a great time for you to stop and be thankful for the people that you’ve met and what you’ve accomplished with your job search to date.

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Finding the Right Cultural Fit with Prospective Companies

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM
Tags: interviewing, career planning

When searching for a new job, a lot of emphasis is put on finding a job that complements your specific skills and accomplishments. However, an equal amount of emphasis should be placed on finding an employer with a work culture that fits your personality. 

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