Is Your Body Language Speaking Louder Than Your Words?

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We tend to focus on words in job interviews and important professional meetings. Body language and nonverbal communication, however, play an essential part in our ability to achieve our goals. For maximum positive impact in these high-stakes business situations, it’s important to master these 4 areas: 1) Personal appearance. While it’s not necessary to dress… Read more »

Leading by Example

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In a management role leading by example is one of the most important qualities to practice. The saying “Practice what you Preach” comes into full effect. As managers we want to set obtainable goals for our employee’s and prove to be great leaders. I have found the following managerial traits are great examples to be… Read more »

Take your Professional Success to the Next Level With Strong “People Skills”

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It takes more than a great resumé to get your dream job. To be a successful candidate and team member, you have to be able to connect productively with the people you encounter on the job. This takes “people skills:” the ability to create and sustain effective relationships at work. Here are a couple of… Read more »

Interview Prep: The Second Interview

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You’re feeling great after your first interview for a job with a prospective employer and you’re told to expect a call back from human resources about setting up a second interview. When that call comes your initial feelings are excitement and triumph! Those initial feelings often times can move into anxiety and worry. A second… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Phone Interview

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Companies often conduct phone screenings or pre-interviews before inviting candidates to their offices. This applies when: Candidates will have a long commute. There are a large number of applicants. Personality is more important than experience or qualification. The job involves talking to people on the phone. If your phone interview has been set up through… Read more »

Job Search Facts That’ll Affect How You’re Applying

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The job search process is intimidating and confusing. Fortunately, there are some little known facts available that make this process more clear and more approachable. Knowing Someone on the Inside Can Get You Hired Maybe the job you’re looking for is posted online, but that doesn’t mean you should keep your interest to yourself. With… Read more »

Five Tips to Choose the Best Job Reference

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References serve as a powerful tool during the hiring process. Hiring managers often contact references to find out what a candidate can truly accomplish and what they’re like to work with. Having a great reference to back up your skills is imperative, but not everyone knows how they should go about getting one. Here are… Read more »

Getting Ready for an Engineering Interview

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  In a series of interviewing tips, our focus this week is on the entry level engineering interview. You’ve studied hard engineering courses for five years and you may feel that you’re ready to step into an engineering job. What you need to know, however, is that your potential employer wants to hear how you’ll… Read more »