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Be aware of your blind spots

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By Naphtali Hoff, Smart Brief”

I once found myself needing to find new employment. The situation that I was leaving had been complex, to say the least, and I worried that perceptions of failure would dog me as I sought new opportunities.

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Kate Spade

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High-end handbag and apparel maker Kate Spade & Co. is exploring a sale of the company. (WSJ)

10 Things Successful People Never Do Again

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“Henry Cloud, of Investment-Enterprise.info”

“Never go back.” What does that mean? From observations of successful people, clinical psychologist and author of Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again (Howard Books, June 2014), Dr. Henry Cloud has discovered certain “awakenings” that people have—in life and in business—that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing things. And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it.

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Amazon

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Amazon.com Inc. won a patent for a plan to use a floating airship as a warehouse and launching pad for drones to deliver goods. (Huffington Post)

 

Ford Motor Co.

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Ford Motor Co. delayed the sale of thousands of F-150 pickup trucks due to glitches in manufacturing advanced new transmissions. (WSJ)

Descartes Systems Group

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Descartes Systems Group acquired Australia-based supply-chain software company 4Solutions. (American Shipper)

The Difference Between Trying And Doing

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“By Michael Hyatt, of MichaelHyatt.com”

There’s an instructive scene in the Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. Yoda is instructing Luke Skywalker in how to use the Force. He asks Luke to retrieve his disabled spaceship out of a bog where it has sunk, using only his mind.

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3 Reasons To Use All Your Vacation Days

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“By Rebecca Machinga, of Journal of Accountancy”

American workers are hesitant to use their allotted vacation time, and the number of days taken is in decline.

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Find Your Google Resume

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“By Susan P. Joyce, of Job-Hunt.org”

Yes, you DO have a “Google Resume,” whether you know it or not. And whether or not you are paying attention.

I’m not talking about your Google Plus profile or a resume you submit to Google for a job there. Your Google resume is what recruiters, and others, find when they search Google for your name.

Famous author Richard N. Bolles, who writes the classic best seller “What Color Is Your Parachute?” stated in 2009 —

“Google is the new resume.”

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5 Things You REALLY Must Do Ahead of a Job Interview

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“article courtesy of http://theundercoverrecruiter.com”

Getting an interview is really exciting! We all know that most people apply for many more jobs than they are invited to interview for, so getting that call can really help with building confidence in your job search. The issue is however that many people do not prepare enough for the interview.

Preparation is really important and here are 5 things that you must do in preparation for that interview:

 

1) Know the content of your resume

As you would have tailored your resume to address the needs of this role, knowing what you told them in the resume is really important. The interview questions will most likely be staged around this content, so having confidence in building on what you told them in your resume is really important.

2) Research the role

You know how the role was advertised, but through a little bit of research you can get a greater understanding about the position responsibilities, reporting lines and expectations. Understanding as much as you can help with preparing your examples and responses.

3) Research the interviewer

You may not have the information about the company if you are working through a recruiter, but finding out professional information on the interviewer can help you feel at ease when you first meet them. Use tools such as LinkedIn to understand a little more about their background and specialist areas.

4) Plan your trip

Knowing how to get to the interview and how long the trip will take can minimise any last minute stresses. Plan your trip and allow extra time. Accidents and delays happen and although it is a legitimate reason for being delayed; it still isn’t a great way to start an interview.

5) Practice your interview

Working through examples of your achievements and responses and practicing your interview can help eliminate nerves. Use a friend or work with an interview coach to focus on how you communicate your answers, how you can demonstrate your employability and more of all be able to sell yourself in to the role.

Author: Rebecca Fraser is an Executive Career Coach and Professional Resume Writer. She is highly recognised for her contribution to the industry and  for her work in the media providing information on modern day job search strategies. She is the author of ‘How to get a job in the 21st century’, her newest release on job search and resumes.

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