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Holiday Office Party Do's and Don'ts
by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D.
Going to the company office holiday party this year? You can take advantage of the office party to have some fun and advance your career, or you can misbehave and cripple your career. Here are some basic rules for surviving and thriving at any company-sponsored party.
Conducting a Job Search Under the Radar
Privacy is at a premium these days and one of the times when you absolutely need privacy is when you are conducting a job search while currently employed. Keeping things confidential ensures that you can focus on evaluating offers without outside static interfering with your decision making. If your current employer learns that you are contemplating leaving, it could have a negative effect and could even jeopardize your job. Here are steps you can take to ensure your search remains confidential.
The Five-Minute Interview
by Richard H. Beatty
Using a counter intuitive approach to interviewing breathes new life into a subject that has been written about extensively. The Five-Minute Interview challenges interviewees to go on the offensive and seize the interview as an opportunity to learn more about the company while they are presenting themselves as the best candidate for the position. Interview basics are covered, but more importantly, Beatty's book shows job seekers how to strategize and adapt to specific situations. Whether you are new to this or seasoned, this quick read will give you a fresh perspective on interviewing techniques and empower you to use them.
Q. I've always called in to let my AE know I was available for work, but she told me about some new way to do it on your web site. I can't find the address though. Where is it?
A. It's very important to keep us up-to-date with respect to your availability. We know that work availability changes from day to day and from week to week, so we give first assignment priority to people who have recently confirmed their availability. You can use our On-line Availability system by going to http://www.appleone.com/status. It's quick and convenient and you don't have to worry about trying to find times to call when your rep isn't in interviews or out meeting with client companies working to find you a job.
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