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Candidate Advice

Conducting a job search can be a daunting task. Believe us, we understand. We hope that our library of information provides you guidance, insight, and inspiration for your job search. Trust in the fact that there is a job out there for you. It's just a matter of finding it.

Click the subjects below to read advice on various topics in conducting a job search.
Calculating the Cost of a Vacancy in a Revenue-Generating Job

The primary goal of almost any business function is to coordinate activities in an effort to increase revenue or profit. If you look at business functions like sales or product development, it's obvious that what they do directly impacts the company's revenue, and as a result, these functions are held in high regard and are typically well-funded.

In contrast, most individuals who work in recruiting fail to realize that their work also has a direct and measurable impact on revenue, provided that they focus their resources and efforts on recruiting for "revenue-generating" jobs.

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Career Assessment

The first step in a successful job search is deciding WHAT YOU WANT TO DO!  You are about to embark on a journey which will lead you to your next career position.  How will you get there if you don’t know exactly where you want to go?  This career assessment exercise will help you determine your “career destination.”
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Developing a Professional Image

Having a professional image is vital to success in a job search. This article will address the three essential components of a professional image:  appearance, communication (verbal and non-verbal), and professional etiquette.
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Employed But Thinking

Do not quit your job, and do not confide in your co-workers! But do be prepared to spend several hours a week in the evenings and weekends for at least a few months doing these things:
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How To Resign

Resigning is always awkward. If you use these concepts, you can smooth over some of the rough edges.
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The modern trend in interviewing is behavior-based questioning. This style of interview requires you to provide concrete examples of past behaviors.
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Interviewing – Tactics

These are thoughts, ideas, and strategies regarding the interviewing process.  These concepts work, however, every interview has its own personality.  If it doesn't feel right to use an approach, don't force it.
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Interviewing – Tough Questions

What is a tough question? Simply put, it’s a question you wish the interviewer did not ask or a question you do not have a good answer for.
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Reject the Counteroffer

Here are the top 10 reasons to not accept a counteroffer from your current employer.
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