Career Advice

  • How to Build Instant Rapport in an Interview

    By  SUE SHELLENBARGER Small talk can have a big impact on the outcome; tips from bartenders and comedians Job seekers who don’t get a call back after an interview often wonder where they went wrong. One factor, new research shows, has a larger-than-expected impact on the outcome—the job seeker’s ability, within the first few minutes […]

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  • How to Deal With a Long Hiring Process

    Getting a job takes longer than ever, as employers ask more of candidates By  SUE SHELLENBARGER It has never been easy to land a job, but a rise in hiring has added a new twist: Employers are taking nearly twice as long to hire people as they did several years ago. Companies need an average […]

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  • Why Bosses Are Turning to ‘Blind Hiring’

    BY RACHEL FEINTZEIG Compose Inc. asks a lot of job applicants. Anyone who wants to be hired at the San Mateo, Calif., cloud-storage firm must write a short story about data, spend a day working on a mock project and complete an assignment. There is one thing the company doesn’t ask for: a résumé. Compose […]

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  • My Company Countered My New Job Offer — What Should I Do?

    By: Christine Tardio I’ll get a promotion if I stay. Q: I’ve been feeling invisible in my current company and position. It’s not bad, per se, but not good either. So I went and got a new job, which was great news. Until I told my supervisor and he came back with a counter-offer that […]

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  • Didn’t Get The Job? You’ll Never Know Why…

    By Lauren Weber You aced the interview, your résumé sings, but in the end, you didn’t get the job. Chances are, you’ll never know why. It is a painful conundrum of the job search process: Rejected candidates want to understand why they didn’t get hired, but employers, fearing discrimination complaints, keep silent. And those who […]

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