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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Job Interviews – How to Reassure the Paranoid Employer

Hiring the wrong person can cost an employer over $25,000 or even $50,000, according to a study by CareerBuilder. It’s also well known that many candidates lie in job interviews or make exaggerated claims about their experience and skills. Put these facts together and you can easily understand why interviewers may feel a little paranoid. […]

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September 10, 2013

Interview Advice? Think Twice!

Have you been given misleading advice about job interviews? The following commonly-heard suggestions range from misleading to just plain wrong – not necessarily in that order. “Lie.” Misrepresenting your background or abilities is not only unethical but it can easily backfire and ruin your reputation. If you’re having trouble figuring how how to tell the […]

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Resumes: Some Bad Advice!

Recently I asked some colleagues in a LinkedIn group what bad advice they had heard for job seekers. It was a very popular topic! There’s a lot of questionable guidance out there. Next week I’ll look at misleading “wisdom” about job interviews. Now let’s start with resumes. A resume should never be longer than one […]

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