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7 Reasons You Weren't Picked For The Job

By: JT Ripton

Job hunting is tough and getting rejected for a job you really felt right for can be devastating. There are many reasons you might not get the job and some of them are in your power to change. Consider carefully what could have caused a company to go a different route and look for a better experience next time.

You’re too Smart

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Building Your Career Brand Biography

By: Meg Guiseppi

If you're not familiar with a career biography, think of it as an article written about you in "third person," for use on a Website or where ever an article about you might appear.

Your resume plus your career bio are the foundation for your career brand marketing and online presence, positioning your unique promise of value over your competition.

Today's career biography is not the stodgy, boring document you may have seen or used in the past. Energized with personal branding, your bio can be an interesting, vibrant journey through career highlights.

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Make Your Mark: How to Stand Out in a Job Interview

By: Shelly B. Goldman

In a highly competitive job market, scoring an interview with a hiring company can be an accomplishment in itself. Nice work! Now that you’ve secured the job interview, it’s time to prepare. In order to make your mark, you need to make yourself memorable — and for the right reasons. Being able to emphasize and communicate your best and most relevant skills is essential to winning the job you want.

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Get Off the Ladder: 3 Reasons to Start in the Trenches

By: Robert Glazer

These days, it seems like every college grad expects his degree to be a ticket to the top of an organization. While Millennials feel they have a lot to contribute — and their enthusiasm is admirable — their lofty ideas are actually impairing them in the long run.

Recently, I was taking a train back from New York City with three Yale students. While discussing upcoming job possibilities, two of the students said they had interviews with McKinsey in Dubai. They felt this opportunity would place them in a more prominent position than being a typical analyst here in the U.S.

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Playing The Waiting Game After An Interview

By: Jeff Lipschultz

So you had the big interview. You prepared well, had a great conversation, and are convinced you got the job. You go home and wait for the phone to ring.

When it does not ring within 24 hours, you start to wonder what is going on?

What IS Going On?

If you interviewed early in the process, you are likely one of the first candidates to be considered. Companies rarely select a candidate without alternatives to compare to.

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The Importance of Personal Branding

By: Meg Guiseppi

Your personal brand is a vivid indication of the best you have to offer – the performance, contributions, and value your next employer can expect from you.

The brand you communicate marks your career reputation and is in some respects a promise. When you carry a personal brand, your unique promise of value precedes you and has far-reaching effects throughout your job search.

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