How Interesting are You?

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Heather Huhman wrote a great post about the personal qualities that hiring managers don’t like to see in a candidate. But it’s the Smart Brief link title that caught my eye: Are you too boring to hire? Huhman writes: “Hiring managers don’t want to see a candidate who has no additional interests or personality beyond what’s required to get a job in their industry. You need to show you’re a human being, not a robot. Hiring managers love to see candidates with hobbies, or even those who have taken on a second job—it shows you’re able to make good use of your free time to expand your skills and interests, and this is a quality that’s likely to spill over into your professional life.” Continue reading “How Interesting are You?”…

Five Keys to Better Memory

Matthew Barrett, founder of Brain Trainers, is the speaker for our November 18 WorkSource Professional Network meeting. He says that there are five ways you can move information from your short-term “desktop” to your long-term “file cabinet.” Continue reading “Five Keys to Better Memory”…

The Improv Effect

Jessie Shternshus has been studying and practicing improv since she was 11 years old; she’s a professional actor and performs regularly at the Comedy Zone. But she insists that you don’t have to be a professional actor or comedian to use the skill; you already use it every day in conversation. Continue reading “The Improv Effect”…

Five Essential Pieces of Research

Here are five pieces of essential research you should do before you interview with a company. Continue reading “Five Essential Pieces of Research”…

Making Good Choices

We meet too many jobseekers who simply let days slip away without meaningful activity that advances their job search. Making good choices means that you get a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day and that you’ve taken a step (or two) toward getting your next job. Continue reading “Making Good Choices”…

Social Media and Your Job Search Part 1

To Facebook or not to Facebook? That is the question. How does social networking fit into your regular networking – and how is it different? If you’re not on social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, you’re missing a lot. Continue reading “Social Media and Your Job Search Part 1”…