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5 Workplace Halloween Costumes That Will Haunt Your Career

Posted on October 21st, by admin in For Jobseekers. 1 Comment

Getting into the Halloween spirit is a great way to shake things up at the office and bond with your fellow coworkers. It may also be a rare opportunity to break out of your normal work threads into something a little more fun. Just keep in mind that one bad costume could ruin your professional reputation and get you into hot water with management. As you decide what costume to rock at work this year, steer clear of these 5 costumes that are guaranteed to come back and haunt you.

The Sexy Costume
These days there seems to be a “sexy” version of almost every costume out there. But even if that racy Madonna outfit is a hit amongst your friends, it’s probably not the best costume choice for the office. Your coworkers shouldn’t see more of you than they would on … Read More »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Surviving Job Rejection

Posted on October 5th, by admin in For Jobseekers. No Comments

It’s safe to say that most jobseekers are all too familiar with the feeling of being turned down after an interview— it’s an unfortunate reality that comes with the territory of looking for a new position. That said, being rejected for a job can be very upsetting. Therapists even compare it to the feeling of being jilted by a prospective lover!

As a jobseeker, you must be able to overcome rejection. Letting a failed interview knock your confidence, make you doubt your abilities, or worse, lead you to act out unprofessionally could negatively affect your performance in future interviews or your chances of securing additional interviews at all.

Below we’ve compiled a list of 10 things to help you survive a job rejection. The next time you receive a “thanks, but no thanks” from a company, refer back to these tips and … Read More »

4 Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Getting a Job

Posted on September 10th, by admin in For Jobseekers. No Comments

You’ve been hunting for your next big opportunity for weeks, months, and maybe even longer than that. Chasing after a new job can feel like an uphill battle, especially when you seemingly have all the right credentials and qualifications for the position. So what gives? Sometimes it’s not a lack of skill or talent but rather a lack of good, solid job searching practices. Before you throw in the towel, see whether any of these four bad habits are ruining your chances of getting hired.

Succumbing to negativity – If you’ve been on the job hunt for a while, it’s safe to say you’ve faced some rejection along the way. More often than not, jobseekers mistakenly equate rejection with failure and give into feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and even bitterness. Negative attitudes can unknowingly come across through your body language, presentation, and … Read More »

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