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4 things to do when interviewing for a job that feels out of your league

It's been reported that compared to men, women don’t always go out on a limb by applying for positions even though they don’t meet all the requirements as frequently, but you don't have to let that stop you. Here’s how to handle an interview for a position that feels out of your league.

Job search

5 interview tips for seasoned leaders

When you've been in the workforce for a long time, the idea of starting from Square One by going through the interview process again can be daunting. Keep these tips in mind the next time you're going through the hiring process.

Advice

7 ways to conquer pre-interview jitters

How should you conquer your pre-interview nerves? Being prepared in advance is more than half the battle.

Job search

4 ways to assess a company after they extend a job offer

Congratulations! After going on what feels like zillions of job interviews, one employer has offered you a job. But not so fast— here's what to consider about that job offer before signing the contract.

Job search

What to do when awkward silence descends on your job interview

Awkward silences have a way of eclipsing the friendly banter that was once putting you and the recruiter at ease during a job interview. But while you might feel really odd if this happens fairly often during the questioning, there are ways to both settle down and use it your advantage.

Productivity

3 things to consider before making a referral

In addition to knowing when and why to make a referral or casual introduction, it’s also important to think about the potential fallout.

News

Facebook patents technology to predict whether you’re rich or poor

We already know that Facebook is watching us very closely, learning more about us each day. With its new patent, Facebook is signaling that it wants to go one step further and make predictions about our socioeconomic class.

Job search

Odds are ‘who you know’ isn’t going to help get you that job

Don't depend on the people you know to get you the job you want. Personal referrals from friends and former coworkers are mostly ineffective and costly to both employees and employers.

Advice

You’re interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?

Interviewing for dream job when a major vacation is already on the books can be both awkward and challenging.

News

Majority of job seekers don’t negotiate for a higher salary

There are many ways that a salary negotiation can go wrong, but it turns out that some people aren’t even engaging in this discussion when they get picked for a job. A whopping 61% of people didn't ask for a bigger paycheck after they scored a job offer.

Job search

So, you got offered the job during the interview: Don’t leave before doing these 4 things

Getting a job offer can bring on a slew of emotions — like feelings of validation, success, and nervousness about what's to come. But receiving one during a job interview is a different story. Here's what to keep in mind before jumping off the deep end.

Job search

Recruiters reveal the qualities that are an instant ‘no’

Here’s a smack of cold, hard truth to the face for you: If you wake up every single day, cringing at the thought of going to work … something has to give.

Resume

These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

Finding enough different verbs to say “I did it” in a clever way is often a struggle for professionals writing their resumes. It's important that every bullet point in your resume include a success verb, not just an active verb. Here's what they are. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

Resume

This is the single biggest mistake you’re making with your resume: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

If there’s one trick to getting your resume right, it’s understanding that your resume is not about you. This is the biggest resume mistake, and how to get your resume template right. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

Job search

6 things recruiters are looking for in 2018

In the sometimes dog-eat-dog world of job hunting, you have to create a version of yourself that both highlights your skills and jumps off the screen of recruiters. These are some of the skills recruiters will be actively seeking in potential candidates.

News

No, this job posting is not from the ’50s, it’s from 2018

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal involving a staggering number of alleged cases of sexual harassment and assault, we have yet another reason to do a double-take: a tone-deaf job posting requiring a "good personality - ability to deal with the male banter and be sociable but not distracting.”

Salary

Amazon will no longer ask job applicants for their salary history

Amazon announced that it is banning any salary history inquiries for prospective U.S. employees, according to an internal message posted this week.

Salary

4 tips on salary negotiation from the $20-million-plus star of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo, the star of Grey's Anatomy, is the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama on TV. Here's her secret about how she went into the salary negotiation that made it happen.

Interview Tips

4 ways to answer ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years?’

'Where do you see yourself in five years?' That interview question can be really hard. Before you answer, consider these including four points after gathering your thoughts.

Side Hustles

4 ways to finally choose a side hustle you actually love

Finding a way to earn a little money on the side when you already have a packed schedule is only half the battle — picking a source of this new income can prove equally as challenging. Here's how to choose a side hustle.

Advice

Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.

Job Search

Research: Working for a company that’s been shamed can cost you money

When you work for a company that's been up to no good, employers will start to think you're up to no good — even if you're innocent. Working for a company that's been accused of misconduct can not only cost your professional reputation, it will literally cost you money.

Interview

How to answer 5 of the toughest interview questions

Try and craft your own response to these super-hard and super-tricky interview questions, and use these sample responses from real professionals who managed to nail them as inspiration.

Job Search

4 things NOT to do when making your reference list

Coming up with a reference list can be tricky. Here's what not to do when considering references for your latest job application.

Job Search

5 things you definitely shouldn’t do during your job search in 2018

With the new year come plenty of opportunities to get your job search right. Here's what you shouldn't do during your job search in 2018.