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Believe it or Not, Employers Don’t Want People Who are Willing to Do Anything

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One of the most common questions that career coaches get asked by students and recent graduates is why they can’t get hired by an employer despite being willing to do any work asked by that employer. The …

By Troy Hopkins
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No, Analytical Skills Aren’t Just for Analysts—Here’s How to Show Yours Off in a Job Search

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You know that your skills are important when you’re looking for a job. You know you need some combination of hard skills and soft skills, and likely some technical skills as well. But when you hear the phrase “analytical skills,” …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Stuck in a Career Rut? Here’s How to Get Out

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When you’re in a career rut, you feel dull and unproductive. You feel like you’re not growing or progressing. And a career rut can be very difficult to get out of. Fear, lack of confidence, and disbelief in yourself and …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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Job Scams Are on the Rise—Here’s How to Spot Them and Steer Clear

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Camden Boyd knew it all sounded too good to be true—but he really wanted that job as a work-from-home customer service representative, making $25 an hour.

Boyd, 19, was invited to interview for the position via chat on Google Hangouts. …

By Lisa Rabasca Roepe - The Muse
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How Active Listening Can Boost Your Career (and How to Do It Right)

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People often assume it’s what they say that matters most in job interviews or in conversations with supervisors or coworkers. After all, you can’t prove yourself and what you’re capable of without first telling the people around you what you …

By Leah Campbell - The Muse
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How to Feel More Confident in Interviews

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When you land an interview, you often feel instant joy. Unfortunately, this joy can soon be replaced by anxiety—and that can wreak havoc on your confidence. The good news is there are several distinct ways to fight this anxiety, boosting your …

By Julia Adams - Vault
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What to Do When You’re Overqualified for a Job

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It is easy to believe that being overqualified for a job is a good thing. After all, is there anything better than feeling self-assured?

Imagine this scenario: your attention is drawn to a job opening, but the experience required is …

By David Pagotto - Vault
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Should You Take a Startup Job During the Pandemic? 5 Tips to Help You Decide

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Taking a job at a startup has always been considered a riskier move than working for a company that’s been around for a while, has a track record of success, and has weathered a storm or two. But if you were …

By Neal Taparia - The Muse
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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

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People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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How to Change Your Job-Search Approach and Turn Rejections into Offers

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Regardless of whether job seekers find out at the beginning or end of their job search that they didn’t get offers, many don’t change anything going forward. They keep taking the same approaches—and that means they keep getting similar results.

And …

By Jamie Carlstedt - Vault
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