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Control what your job references say about you

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Direct what is said in your references checks

Controlling the reference checks conversation

For most of us, the reference checks stage of a job search either scare us shitless or we don’t realize how important this step is. Depending on our personality type, we think of one of two things when it comes to reference checks.

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How many job references?

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Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided?

How many job references should I provide? 

Congrats! We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing more than the ho-hum, standard 2-3 job references that the hiring company requested.

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The critical missed step when candidates ask question in a job interview

This interviewer is thinking, “He had the job until he asked me these candidate interview questions.”

Today’s post explains how candidates can have a great interview. The hiring manager is thinking “this candidate is the one”.  Then, in the last 10 minutes, the candidate loses the job because of the candidate interview questions they asked.

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Less is more in your job search

When it comes to the job search

Why less is more in the job search

Yes, less is more in the job search. I know that I have been blogging about job search for close to 10 years, so in my opinion, there is obviously a lot going on. No doubt, there are a lot of steps.

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Interview tardiness: It’s midnight, do you know how to get to your interview tomorrow?

Interview tardiness

Running late for an interview is never a good thing.

Interview tardiness

I recently interviewed a number of candidates and a number of them committed the sin of interview sins. Interview tardiness. Obviously, the words late and interview should never be used in the same sentence. I can fix a broken watch. I can’t fix tardy.

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Job application follow up

Job application follow up?

Are you hearing from employers after you turn in your cover letter and resume? Or are you like many who never hear back from the hiring company and end up dismayed with the application system?

I only know what I hear about. My position is working within the recruiting system.

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