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Seven ways to win the job before you even speak.

The moment you meet someone they will make thousands of mental notes and computations. In the first twenty seconds, their prehistoric survival mechanism decides whether you are friend or foe.     Whether you are interviewing someone, they are interviewing...

How people lose jobs before they open their mouths.

Within twenty seconds of meeting a prospective employer, that employer either rated you a 100 and you can only go down from there or they rated you a zero and you have to struggle to get higher. It is a binary decision. You are either yes or no in twenty seconds and...

10 unconventional but effective tips for job seekers

Interesting article in Forbes by Jacquelyn Smith In the market for a new job? You’ve probably been urged to “pursue your passions,” “leverage your network,” “tailor and tidy up your resume,” “do your homework,” and “dress for success”—among other things. “These are...

Ten reasons not to accept a counteroffer

Before jumping at a counteroffer, think long and hard. Ask yourself this – If you were worth X dollars yesterday, why is your company suddenly willing to now pay you Y dollars today? Accepting a counteroffer can have numerous negative consequences. Consider these top...

10 of the most common interview questions

Ever walk out of an interview and wonder, "Why didn't I say this?"  Worse, were you ever in an interview and while you're trying to concentrate on the new line of questioning your mind keeps racing back to your failed response to a question three questions ago? And it...

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