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Career and Job Fair DOs and DON'Ts
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
Here are the keys to successfully navigating a career or job fair. Follow these simple rules and you should achieve success in this important strategic tool of job-hunting.
Acting Up in Interview Situations
The Book of Lists registers public speaking as people's #1 fear and that debilitating performance anxiety can also creep in during interviews. One way for job seekers to meet this fear head on is to incorporate actor's techniques into their own "performances." Instead of viewing it as deceiving a potential employer, recognize that you are on stage in a sense and it's important to create an impression and connect with your audience - the interviewer. Here are five acting methods that will serve you well in an interview setting and improve your chances of landing the role.
201 Best Questions to Ask on Your Interview
by John Kador
For those who remember their teachers praising them with the words "Now you're asking the right questions" 201 Questions to Ask will make perfect sense. Answers are usually stressed in interviews. After all, as the preferred candidate, you are the answer to the employer's needs. When an interviewer asks you if you have questions, it's your time to shine and set yourself apart from the pack. Job seekers who are able to take advantage of this and demonstrate they have done their homework and intend to fit in with the company's culture stand a much better chance at success.
Q. I loved my old boss, but she left a few months ago. I don't like the new guy at all, and now I'm miserable at work. What can I do?
A. There's no doubt that a good or bad supervisor can impact your enjoyment of a job, and change is frequently disruptive and unsettling. Particularly if you like the other aspects of your job, the first thing you might want to consider is giving things a little more time to settle down. The new manager is trying to put their mark on the department, and it can take a fair amount of time for minor differences to work themselves out. You may well find that 3 months from now, you're happier than you were before.
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