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How Being Likeable Can Get You Hired

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A generation ago, it wasn’t uncommon for a well-written resume, relevant job experience, and some basic skills to be enough to land an interview. And while those things may still get you past an HR screening, being likeable in real life is just as important as being marketable on paper. Hiring managers aren’t just looking […]

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What to Do if You’re “Overqualified” for a Job

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There are few things more frustrating than being turned down for a position you want because you’re overqualified. Not only did your perfect resume not land you the job—it may have been your undoing! The sting of rejection is never fun. But being told you’re “overqualified” can still offer a better understanding of how hiring […]

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Interview Q&A | “What Has Been Your Biggest Challenge?”

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Your goal in answering this question shouldn’t be to elicit the empathy of your interviewer. Although the question clearly asks for your biggest challenge, the interviewer doesn’t want to know about all of the professional obstacles you have encountered over the years. They want to know how you met and overcame those obstacles. Many interviewers […]

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Our Guide to the No-Stress Interview Outfit

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Most of us know the basics of dressing for an interview. But we might still wonder: are we too fancy? Not fancy enough? Does our outfit make the right impression? Interviews are nerve-wracking enough without also having to worry about physical presentation. Fortunately, the right interview outfit can increase your confidence—and your potential employer will […]

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