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    To Ink or Not to Ink

    The Jobacle blog today discusses the career implications of getting a tattoo. Sporting a colorful design somewhere on one’s body has become much more common than it used to be, but what kind of message does that send to a potential employer when you walk into an interview? If your tattoo is visible, as opposed… Read More
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    How to Check Out Your Prospective Boss

    Writing on her Career Diva blog yesterday, MSNBC careers columnist and author Eve Tahmincioglu gives advice to job-hunters on how to find out about the person who could be your boss at a company where you interviewed. In Science Careers, Tooling Up columnist Dave Jensen encourages job hunters to do their due diligence on companies… Read More
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    Do You Expect Me to Tie This Thing?

    One of Science Careers’ most popular stories last year was “Professional Polish”, where contributor Sarah Webb collected advice on proper attire for interviewing. For men, under almost all circumstances, that meant wearing a necktie. But where do you learn to tie a necktie? Young men of my generation learned to tie a tie from thei… Read More
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    Interview Body Language: Watch the Other Guy

    In the blog EmploymentDigest today, career coach Peter Fisher offers a number of tips related to body language in a job interview. Fisher’s basic message is that in order to build rapport, interviewees should take their cues from the interviewer. By the time you get to an interview, you’ve already made a good impression with… Read More
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    Dealing with Different Interviewer Types

    In an EmploymentDigest blog post from yesterday, Bill Vick advises job hunters who land an interview to assess the style of the interviewer and be prepared to react accordingly as the session progresses. Vick, a recruiter, entrepreneur, and consultant, parses interviewers into five types and says that recognizing an interviewer’s type early i… Read More
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    Interview Questions from Hell

    At the Career Hub blog today, career consultant Billie Sucher unveiled her top-ten list of illegal or inappropriate interview questions that her clients said they were asked in 2009.  Sucher noted that the items she listed were those she could post; there were still other doozies not fit for a family-oriented blog. Here’s a sample… Read More
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    Preparing for Behavioral Interviews

    Among the toughest interview questions faced by professional-level job hunters are the ones asking about the applicant’s handling of past problems or situations. This kind of interviewing, often called behavioral interviewing, is based on the premise that past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior. It offers managers a way of judgin… Read More
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    Nailing the Video Interview

    If you apply for a job in another city and are among the finalists for the position, don’t be surprised if the employer asks you to take part in a video-conference interview rather than the traditional face-to-face session. Time Magazine this week offers tips to job-hunters who get face time with prospective employers over a… Read More
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    Fixing Your Life in 2009: Career Edition

    In an article titled “How to Fix Your Life in 2009,” Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal offers a list of helpful hints for 2009 covering personal finance, retirement planning, health care costs, and a few career issues. The piece has contributions from several of the Journal’s writers and focuses on particularly troublesome iss… Read More
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    The Interview Isn’t Over Until It’s Over

    When you interview with an employer, it’s not unusual to get introduced to staff members other than the interviewer during your visit. Dave Jensen’s new Tooling Up article on interviewing includes this advice (number 18, under During the Interview) for that very situation: Assume that everyone you talk with on interview day will be invo… Read More