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3 Questions to Answer Before Leaving your Job

Are you planning to quit your job? No matter what your reason for leaving (good or bad) there are a few questions you should know the answers to before walking out. Planning your exit will benefit your future career or job search. The first is whether you are performing well in your job. If you are only a mediocre employee consider delaying your departure for a couple weeks to leave a stronger impression. Consider your supervisors and co-workers and how they could be a help to you in terms of networking, references or connections in the future. You don’t want their last impression of you to be less-than good. Read the full story over at US News >>

Job Interview going downhill? Here’s how to save it.

No matter how prepared you are for an interview, sometimes they just don’t go as planned. Perhaps you never felt a good connection with the interviewers or you can’t tell what they think of your answers. They aren’t laughing at your witty comments and they are throwing curveball questions you just weren’t expecting. You can’t tell if you are making a good impression, or if this interview is a failure. Staying calm and confident is always important to a successful interview, and never more so then when you are feeling just the opposite. Jane Trnka, executive director of the Career Development Center at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business is featured on Mashable, and shares some professional insight about identifying difficult interview situations, and what you can do to salvage them. Her advice for any interview? “The way to Read More…

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Don’t ignore the brown squirrels

I’ve recently read two articles that focus on how employers say they’re having a hard time filling their open positions, yet it turns out they are dismissing qualified candidates. In an Inc.com article, “Is there Really a Skills Gap?” Cait Murphy writes, “Simply put, employers pile on so many requirements that finding a match is like hunting for a white elephant: They do exist but are vanishingly rare… if they don’t find the white elephant, they will keep hunting–even though there are willing elephants ready to do the job.”