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Back in the day – you know, when your grandparents would walk 17 miles in a blizzard of fire just to get to school – job interviews were a one-way street. That has all changed. In today’s world of progressive people, potential employers no longer have candidates sit there so that they can be subjected Read More…


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I conducted a debrief conversation with a Profiles candidate a few weeks ago.  We talked about how his conversation with the hiring manager went and his impressions of the cues the hiring manager had provided during the interview.  As a part of our talent experience, Profiles strives to prepare our candidates in understanding the ‘must Read More…


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You have applied for your perfect job. You have made it through the initial phone screen. You have completely impressed the hiring manager and entire team during your in person interview. You are feeling pretty confident that the job is yours and you can begin the next chapter of your career. The following day, HR Read More…


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We have all heard the clichés, “Putting your best foot forward” and “First impressions make lasting impressions.” They ring ever more true when interviewing for that job.  Regardless of the job title many opportunities are lost on first impressions.  The winning edge to landing that job can be as simple as getting back to the basics.  Here Read More…


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In any interview, the hiring manager is trying to determine whether you’re the best fit for the job. At the same time, you should be asking questions to determine whether you would be happy with the company or in the position. But sometimes nerves take over and it’s easy to forget your role. You are Read More…


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This past weekend the 84th Annual Academy Awards was broadcasted, and if you’re anything like me, you were glued to your TV captivated by the glamorous fashions. When the celebrities grace the red carpet, the first question in every interview is: “Who Are You Wearing?” This got me thinking about the amount of time and Read More…


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How do you encase the last 3-30 years of your life in one or two pages? Whether you’re writing a resume for the first time, or tailoring an older edition for a new job, this task can be overwhelming. Don’t worry; use this Resume Breakdown to guide your writing. If you complete these 10 steps, Read More…


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Looking for a job? Need to make your resume pop? Candidates are doing all that they can in order to stand out against their competition, but at times, they can go too far. There are ways to get ahead of the competition, without putting a cheesy picture of yourself and your cat on your resume. Read More…


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I’ve recently started interviewing using Skype, based on a hearty recommendation by a co-worker of mine, a well-respected recruiter who has achieved amazing success utilizing this new interviewing option. Initially a tad apprehensive with the switch-over, I’m finding that I’m really enjoying these interviews, and getting so much more out of these initial meetings than Read More…


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First impressions mean everything in this world: from a job interview, to a chat with a stranger at the dog park. The mustard on the corner of your mouth, your unpolished shoes, your pants with no belt, a vertical stripe shirt with horizontal striped tie, or lipstick on your teeth could deter you from a Read More…