First Impressions

There is a well-circulated statistic that 33% of interviewers know in the first 90 seconds if they’ll hire a candidate. The human brain is extremely proficient at detecting (sometimes barely perceptible) cues and quickly categorizing new stimuli as either a “threat” or “ally.” In fact, studies show that first impressions are surprisingly valid. So why aren’t hiring …

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Beating the Unemployment Bias

Job requirements: “Must be currently employed.” You’ve likely heard “it’s easier to get a job when you already have one,” but what you might not know, is that for some roles, it may be required. Unfortunately, there is clear discrimination against unemployed job seekers, with some companies going so far as to include “currently employed” as …

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Waffling? Ask Yourself This Question

Let’s face it – networking with people you don’t know or who are senior to you in their careers can be nerve-wracking.  This is why so many job seekers resort to sending online applications – not only is hitting “send” much easier, but it requires little vulnerability. Somehow a “faceless” computer-generated email rejection stings less …

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Keep Going!

When starting anything new, the first few weeks are usually the most challenging. Whether practicing a foreign language, learning to play an instrument, or engaging in a new fitness routine, seeing tangible results can take time. This is why many get frustrated and abandon the pursuit – depending on the goal, when there is an …

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