Weekly Job Byte

Want a Professional Reference? How to Ask and What to Expect
“References available upon request” may seem a bit cliche to include in your cover letter or resume, but professional references are still an incredibly important part of the hiring process. Prospective employers may like what they see about an applicant on paper, but they need to be sure of their potential, so they’ll often call up references to ask about the candidate’s job performance and work ethic.

Before you submit your next job application, it’s crucial to line up your professional references in case a prospective employer asks for them. But whom should you ask, and how should you go about asking? Career and hiring experts shared their advice for getting a great professional recommendation. Read More. ​​​

15 Ways Your Body Language Is Killing Your Business Etiquette
Etiquette’s not just fodder for fusty advice columns. Despite the increasing casualization of work — in the sense of both increasingly gig-based work and Mark Zuckerberg’s t-shirts — bad business etiquette can still blow a deal if you’re not careful.

That said, maintaining proper etiquette is not always easy. Instead, we have to pay attention and pick up clues… Read More. 

​How To Answer Ten Common Interview Questions – With Confidence
The specific words you choose to answer the question aren’t important. What’s important is your mindset.

What’s the most healthy, appropriate and effective mindset for any job interview? It’s this: the mindset that you’re happy to be in the interview conversation but you aren’t desperate to get the job.

You are confident, instead — confident that if this is the right job for you, you will know it and the interviewer will know it, too.

You have no one to please or impress at a job interview. They are checking you out, and you are checking them out too! If they don’t like your brand of jazz, they can hire someone else. You don’t have to contort yourself into pretzel shapes to try to make them like you. Read More. ​​​

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