Strategies for Landing a Job When You’re Overqualified

Whether you’ve been laid off, have relocated to a new area, or are contemplating a mid-career change, being perceived by potential employers as overqualified can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Employers look for candidates who they perceive as being a good match for the job, so if your credentials show you’re overqualified, you may not be considered for the

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Jumpstart Your Job Search by Targeting Potential Employers

If you’re not sure how to begin your job search, creating a target list of potential employers can be a very effective way to start the process. Identifying specific organizations where you think you would like to work can often be more productive than applying for every job opening you see, even though you might feel like you’re accomplishing something

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Favorite Interview Questions of Top Execs and What They Reveal about the Candidate

Jeff Haden, contributing editor at Inc., asked executives from a variety of fields for their favorite interview question, why it’s their favorite and what it tells them about the candidate. The following is an excerpt from his article 14 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything.  If we’re sitting here a year from now celebrating what a great year it’s been for

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Don’t Get Caught Asking Illegal Questions During Interviews

Interviewing candidates is an essential element of your role as an employer or hiring manager. Finding employees who are the right fit for your organization is critical to your success, and asking probing questions can help uncover the person behind the resume. However, even though you want to learn as much as you can when interviewing candidates, it’s important to

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Ask Questions that Reveal the Person Behind the Resume

An interview is an opportunity to help you uncover the person behind the resume, including the candidate’s personality, strengths, weaknesses, knowledge, skills and abilities. The best interviews are conversations that help you determine whether an applicant is a solid fit for the position, your team and your organization in general. Asking the right interview questions can reveal the core of

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Avoid Mistakes that Make a Bad Impression during your Job Interview

After all the time and effort you put into your job search, you want to make the best impression you can when interviewing for a job. Sometimes, however, no matter how much you prepare, mistakes can still happen during the interview process. As writer Lindsey Harper Mac points out, interview blunders don’t always mean game over, but being aware of

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How to Determine Salary Offers Now That Asking for Earnings History is Banned

Asking for the salary history of candidates has undoubtedly been a standard hiring practice to help you determine salary offers for your job openings. However, as of January 1, 2018, new California legislation now prohibits you from asking job applicants about their salary histories. This ban on salary history questions necessitates a broader approach to establishing appropriate and competitive salary

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