Creative Interview Answers to “What’s Your Weakness?”

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It’s like the final boss of the job search video game: the dreaded “what’s your biggest weakness” question. It’s the kind of query that keeps you up the night before. However, it doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing interview-killer. There are creative ways to turn the question to your advantage. The “biggest weakness” question doesn’t… Read more »

Love Your Job? Well, 4 Reasons Why You Should Always Be Looking

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You jump out of bed every workday with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. You can’t wait to get to your job. You love it. Even so, you should still be looking for something else. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it…maybe even a little dishonest. It feels like cheating in a way,… Read more »

5 Ways to Boost Your Accounting Career ASAP

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Success in accounting doesn’t always equal success as an accountant. To move up in the corporate world, you have to combine your accounting chops with other skills.  It may not seem fair at first glance. However, the dynamic exists in any profession. To get promotions and to advance to higher-level assignments, you have to develop ancillary… Read more »

What It Means When You Didn’t Get the Raise

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Getting a raise is a binary prospect. Either you get it, or you don’t. The bosses say “yes,” or they say “no.” That makes the situation seem pretty simple. And while “yes” remains an uncomplicated answer, there are many ranges of “no.” The short-term implications of getting turned down for a raise don’t get more… Read more »

3 Major Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Interview

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Once you get a job, you’ll be judged on your total output. Your bosses will see what you can do day in and day out. However, to land the position, you must perform well in a single brief, awkward conversation. It’s not a particularly fair system. But, unfortunately, it’s an almost universal practice. To get… Read more »

Is a Two-Page Resume Right For You? Let’s Weigh the Pros and Cons.

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Back in the day, one-page resumes represented a practical necessity. In those dark, olden times, back when phones had cords and TV episodes aired one at a time, resumes were actually printed and mailed. Long documents created logistical problems. Now that everything takes place in a digital realm, these concerns have dissipated. Still, attention spans… Read more »

Take Your Job Search to the Fast Lane

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Unemployment can represent one of the most stressful times a person can face. Mounting bills, dwindling savings, family and financial responsibilities weighing down on you. Keeping that period of time as short as possible becomes crucial to maintaining your mental health (and a healthy financial situation). Unfortunately, the length of time between jobs isn’t completely… Read more »

8 Ways To Relax After Tax Season… Phew!

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Months of grinding – long hours, bad food, little exercise and a dangerous lack of sleep, human contact and natural light – have come to an end. Tax season is over. Your free time is your own again (at least relatively speaking). What are you going to do with it? Here are eight suggestions to… Read more »

Schedule a Last Minute Biotech Interview? Follow These Tips!

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The big news: You got the interview at your dream biotech firm. The catch: The interview takes place in a couple of hours. Uh oh. Your big chance to cement a position in an exciting, growing industry, and you have to rush into it. No time for your usual deep-dive into every pertinent detail of… Read more »

5 Intangible Skills That’ll Get You Hired

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Any resume comes with a long list of measurable accomplishments. Bullet points detailing the degrees received. A list enumerating professional certifications. A litany detailing skill proficiencies and technological competencies. But those skills usually aren’t enough to secure a position. Every candidate probably has the basic skills to adequately fill the available position. To get the… Read more »