Everyone hates that awkward moment when you first are sitting in an interview. It is DEAD SILENT and as you become increasingly nervous you think, Oh please let them say something!! Why not be proactive and go first with these 5 interview openers!

The key is to FIND SOMETHING IN COMMON and when in doubt always bring it back to the interviewer and the company or ask a question.

-It's a pleasure to meet you. How was your weekend and/or week been... see more

OMG, I appreciate this post so much! I thought I was the only one that was experiencing this issue.

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Things don't always go as planned especially when it's a big day! My car started overheating the night before the interview. No way was i going to cancel an #interview as those are few and far between for me. I checked google maps and saw the location is 9 miles away. Luckily for me i still had a bicycle in the garage. I brought a few bottles of water and my interview clothes in a bag so they would not get sweaty. I found a bathroom a couple... see more

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That's awesome! Way to persevere and congrats on getting invited back for the training!

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Employer ghosting is frustrating to say the least and not a good business practice.

I believe recruiters sometimes are inundated with applications and interviews and inevitably ghosting can happen.

I like to use post-interview follow-ups as opportunities to both thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate interest in the role, but also use the opportunity to nudge the interviewer to take action and keep yourself top of mind with them.

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If you or someone you know has been laid off from work please take a look and share the tips below on what to do next!

1- Take care of YOU
Your health is important so don’t go without health coverage! Speak to your employer about extending your health insurance benefit for up to 18 months under COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) if it's available. You have 60 days after your coverage lapses to opt-in or start shopping... see more

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Where would I go for State insurance? In FL. Exactly what I'm dealing w right now.

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Federal, state and local laws protect employees from discrimination by age, race, gender, national origin, citizenship, disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest and conviction record, military discharge status, pregnancy status and even salary history. The purpose of a job interview is to determine whether someone has the ability to do the job.

Here's a short list of questions that are unlawful for an interviewer to ask:

• How... see more

What about why did you leave so and so. I was let go really over hrs in a clique type family store environment. “... see more

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So i saw this ad for a caretaker on a large property. They were offering free room and board and a salary. Having a mortgage it did not make sense for me to live on site. I wrote a customized email to them explaining what I could do to enhance their property and get more production. Not even 15 minutes from my email being sent the owner called me and picked my brain some more. I met him the next day and picked up some extra hours per week on the... see more

Great tip thank you for sharing!

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I think we've all seen it whether first stepping out in the workforce trying to land a first job or switching into a new industry or job -- must have experience - but how do you gain experience when nobody will hire you because you don't have experience yet - FRUSTRATING!

Have you thought of working with a staffing company?

Often employers will partner with staffing companies so the staffing company will hire for their more entry level roles.

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Thanks for that Laura, I believe staffing companies can be a great tool, and be used as a stepping stone to a... see more

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Roger Dickman I absolutely agree!

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How you'll get to work is an important consideration for job searching in Atlanta.
Metro Atlanta can be 5 to 28 counties depending on which specifications are considered, so working in 'Atlanta' could include a long commute to your job.
Here are some points I've identified.
1. Public transportation . Atlanta has Marta, the commuter rail and bus system which serves the City of Atlanta and Fulton and DeKalb Counties. Marta buses also serve... see more

Yes, a commute is generally involved working in metro Atlanta. Wish companies woul stop balking at that I choose to... see more

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Found out you don’t need to be a college grad to get a great marketing job. My buddy recommends searching for entry-level sales jobs at companies first, then getting on-the-job training from marketers. Sales and marketing work really closely together, so it’s easy to transition from one career to the other.

Hello my name is Jatrisha and Iam very interested. It's been my dream to be in marketing. Do you think you can help... see more

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Hi Jatrisha: Thanks for posting! Simon is just sharing advice with the community - he's not posting a job position... see more

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More sophisticated software allows employers to now attach, for example, typing and logic tests to their applications. If you are applying on a laptop (or worse, your phone), you can see only a fraction of the screen, and you have to scroll up and down for every question. If you have only 2 minutes to reply for each one, you can see the problem this presents. A word processing examination that does not allow you to correct your mistakes is... see more

Interesting problem. I didn't realize this so thanks for sharing.

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I often focus on:
1.) Project milestones
2.) Blockers
3.) What can (s)he do to support me to make more effective
4.) Performance
5.) Life in general
Any other thoughts?

#worklife #WorkFromHome #RemoteWorker #officelife #tips #confused #needhelp #advice

Love the post, but the singular they is more inclusive than (s)he, easier to type out, and OED approved! https://pu... see more

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