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Five more mistakes executive job seekers make

Having years of experience—and being good at what you do—doesn't always mean you're good at finding a new job. And it isn't just entry or mid-level candidates that make mistakes during the job search and interview process. Even those who've achieved significant levels of career success and reached a senior level position can make mistakes when it comes to landing their next executive role. To help you refresh your job search skills, Elena Bajic follows up her previous article on the subject with...
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What to do if you’re embarrassed by a former employer (but did great work there)

Your resume (or CV) needs to accurately reflect your employment history, yet you may feel reluctant to list a previous employer to avoid embarrassment during a job interview. "If you suspect a reviewer may raise an eyebrow about something related to your background, assume that they will and address it proactively," says job search and career coach Jenny Foss. Here, she shares her top tips for deflecting attention from the source of your embarrassment and steering the conversation towards your s...
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4 important things to consider before making a midlife career change

Although it's becoming increasingly common, a midlife career change can seem daunting. Like many people who want to leave a job that's making them unhappy, the myths about changing career in your 50s may be putting you off taking the first step towards more fulfilling work and a happier future. According to career experts however, it's never too late to switch career or start your own business. It just needs careful planning. Here, Brad Shorr shares some of the practical things you need to ...
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5 better ways to talk about the 5 most common resume gaps

Gaps in your work history can make employers cautious about hiring you, yet they needn't be a stumbling block if you address them in a positive way. Most of us have taken time off work for one reason or another. And while you must be honest about a career break, it's how you explain it that matters. "With a little foresight, you can turn a potentially tricky interview situation into a masterclass in personal branding," says Sjoerd Gehring. Here, Gehring shares his top tips for using the gap...
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20 creative ways for introverts to make money

Understanding your personality type and where you fall on the introvert-extrovert scale can help you identify a career or business in which you'll thrive. As an introvert, you may find some jobs more challenging than others. That doesn't mean jobs that are either good or bad for you and you have a limited choice. It means the best job for you is the one you love doing although you may need to find your own way to succeed in it. That said, you may like to explore some of the job and freelanc...
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How MBA students make the most of LinkedIn

As the world's largest social network for professionals, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for professionals to gain attention from the companies they want to work for and a critical part of any recruitment strategy. Keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date isn't just for job seekers, however. As a platform for sharing knowledge, skills and advice, the more active you are on LinkedIn the more you can expand your network and build your personal brand. To help you maximise your LinkedIn presence, Janina...
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How to find a job that keeps you happy in the long term

A new survey shows hiring decision makers in the U.S. and U.K. are expecting an increase in the number of employees quitting their jobs this year. While dissatisfaction with their current salary is the top reason for wanting to change jobs, career advancement opportunities, workplace culture, benefits and location are also key factors. "While finding another job is often an important catalyst for positive change … job seeking can be time-consuming, stressful and draining," writes Emily Moore. To...
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The 6 best job search lessons I learned after 10 years away

Finding suitable employment can be tough at the best of times and when you're returning to work after a lengthy career break the challenges can seem almost insurmountable. This is the situation strategic marketing executive Judy King found herself in, despite her early career success and an advanced degree in her field. Faced with the daunting prospect of competing with younger candidates and those with more recent experience and up-to-date skills, King realised she needed to make a strategic sh...
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