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.”

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How to Boost Your Resume – Opportunities in the Welding Industry

You’ve been working in the welding industry for quite some time now. In fact, you’re pretty sure that you have about five years of experience. Isn’t it about time that you look for opportunities for promotion? If advancing in your career as a welder sounds like something you’re interested in, then it’s time for you to dust off your old resume and look for ways to improve it. You might even want to consider trashing the old one and creating an entirely new resume.