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4 Ways To Deal With Job Rejection

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 08.08.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

As a job-seeker over 50, you have likely faced one of the most frustrating aspects of looking for work: being told that you are overqualified for the position. This point is used as a common excuse to overlook mature applicants in favor of their younger counterparts.

The Secret To Acing A Job Interview

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers recognize that every employer is looking for the same thing: a problem solver who will successfully deal with the issues and challenges they face. The interview is your all-important opportunity to show the hiring manager that you are the #1 candidate for the job.

The 8 Worst Things I've Said in a Job Interview

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

I've been there many times in my early twenties, and sometimes the interview went well, and others not so much. I had no idea what I was doing, and to save you some embarrassment, I want to tell you some mistakes I have made that might help you in your journey.

The 3 Least Intimidating Yet Effective Ways to Resurrect Your Stale Network

Melissa Llarena | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Stale networks happen when people stay employed in one industry and haven't been in touch with contacts from their prior industry.

Go from Great to the Ideal Job Candidate

Melissa Llarena | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

How can I outsmart everyone else? The answer lies in being able to present a profile of yourself as a candidate who 'checks all of the boxes' off your prospective employer's candidate wish list. So, where do you find this wish list? It's right in the job description.

Dressing for Interview Success Beyond the Basics

Ellevate | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Attention to detail matters. Make sure that your shoes are polished and that the soles don't have holes (they can be visible when your crossing legs). If wearing high heels, make sure you can walk steadily up and down stairs as well as some distance (like the equivalent of a long hallway).

8 Successful Bosses Share Their Favorite Curveball Interview Questions

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business

Unconventional interview questions can help managers make better-informed decisions about how a candidate will mesh with a company's culture.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

The One Essential Element Of Every Job Interview

AARP Life Reimagined | Kara Baskin | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

Andrew Linderman has a pretty cool job: He tells stories for a living. It’s not all happy endings and fairy tales—though it could be if you take h...

Top Ten Things Not to Do During a Job Interview

Tricia McCallum | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

Truth be told, it's amazing how just by not doing the simplest of things you can get an instant leg up on most of your fellow applicants.

4 Ways to Show Your Personal Brand in Interviews

Melissa Llarena | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

What do Oprah, Michael Jordan and Madonna all have in common? Sure, they've all attained a certain level of success, but one is a media mogul who like...

Failed Job Interview? Blame It On Your Reptile Brain

David Hassell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Whether you're attempting to land your dream job or forge great relationships with colleagues or customers, feeling at home inside your own self matters most. And what matters most to others is knowing they can trust that you are who you say you are.

How to Interview: Hawaii's Award-Winning Female Business Owners Share the Inside Scoop

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Hawaii
Lindsey Kesel

Enjoy these nuggets of wisdom from employers that are above and beyond what everyone already knows about interviewing.

Tell Me Your Story But Alleviate My Headache: Answering the First Interview Question

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

The easy way to do so is in chronological order but that's overused and frankly lacks pizzazz. Instead, start with the end goal in mind: to get hired.

Why You Should Skip Lunch Before A Job Interview

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

You may want to skip lunch before your next job interview. Hungry people often feel like they deserve more than their peers, according to a new stu...

10 Important Details Interviewers Notice

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your interviewer is making judgments based on what they see throughout the interview. It's your responsibility to minimize negative distractions and let your skills and personality shine.

The 10 Questions You Should Be Asking A Potential Employer

Next Avenue | Joe Konop | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joe Konop Many job seekers focus so hard on answering interview questions well that they forget something very impor...

Help Your Kids Get Their Summer Jobs

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

I'm sure they're happily looking forward to sleeping-in, unstructured days, mindless hours of video games and eating you out of house and home. Wait! Don't panic. There's still time for them to line up a summer job.

7 Job Interview Dos and Don'ts for the Class of 2014

Amanda Augustine | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

While a college education is a very valuable tool and an amazing experience, it doesn't always prepare you for the job-search process. My ultimate goal is to change that over time.

How To Nail A Job Interview (While Making Employers Both Know And Fear You)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy

There's no doubt it, job interviews can be stressful. You need to prep your résumé, prove that you're qualified for the position, stand out from a s...

Learning to Love My Unemployed Self

Katie Gibson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Katie Gibson

I had everything. I had the perfect apartment, the perfect lifestyle (whatever that even means), the perfect husband, the perfect dog, the perfect job. I was bouncy lollipops and rainbows happy. That is, until it all fell apart faster than you can say downsizing.

Click Bait Job Interview

Oren Mendez | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Thank you so much for considering me for this job. I'm going to tell the 10 best reasons to hire me without getting out of your chair. To be honest, I...

How to Knock Their Socks Off in a Job Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

To stand out from the crowd of also-rans, successful job seekers use the interview process to showcase their work ethic and to demonstrate their value as an employee. How does a job seeker avoid striking out? By following this two-step process.

The Things Recruiters Won't Tell You During the Job Interview

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Whenever you go for an interview, you need to keep an eye out for things such as dress code and color. Your grooming also plays a role in your success at the interview and it could either be too much or simply not enough.

How To Find A Leader With One Question

Inc. | MARC BARROS | Posted 10.25.2013 | Small Business

Building a great leadership team is one of your most important jobs as CEO. But it can also be one of the hardest. What makes it so hard is tha...