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Bring Three Key Stories with You to Your Next Job Interview

Bring Three Key Stories with You to Your Next Job Interview
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Walk Into a Salary Negotiation with the Right List of Accomplishments Why You Didn't Get the Interview (Part Two) How to Interview Your Next Boss How To Tell A Job From A Career We work, we live: the two snuggle together tighter than the pixels you're viewing as you read this post--and that fact has opened up the Great Work/Life Balance Debate, with calls for integration, fit, and a feeling that the whole thing might be a big myth. Over at HBR, personality profiling expert Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic has another take: that we should have work-life "fusion," allowing for the workaholic hours he says bring success--with an argument that turns on one key claim: you need to have a career, not just a job. Finding the right match "Work is just like a relationship," Chamorro-Premuzic writes. "Spending one week on a job you hate is as dreadful as spending a week with a person you don't like." Knowing the (psychological) difference "If you are always counting the number of hours you work ... you probably have a job rather than a career," Chamorro-Premuzic observes.

Print This Checklist to Better Prepare for Your Next Job Interview How to Ace a Job Interview A good resume and cover letter can get you in the door. But once you're there, you've got a half-hour or less to set yourself apart from all the other qualified candidates on the recruiter’s calendar. "The interview is everything," says HR recruiter Abby Kohut, author of "101 Job Search Secrets." What’s the best way to do that? Spin It Forward Recruiters often ask questions that can be answered quickly. Ask the Right Questions Almost every recruiter will ask if you have any questions for them. Show You're Interested It may seem like it's obvious since you showed up for the interview, but recruiters stress that saying how much you want the job makes a huge difference. Don't Come Empty-Handed "It always wows me when people bring examples of their work," says Kohut. Make It a Conversation The best way to show a recruiter you should get the job? You Might Also Like:

why young employees quit their jobs Tuesday, September 18, 2012 The biggest reason young, talented workers leave for new jobs? They’re not learning enough, writes Diane Stafford of the Kansas City Star: “Hirers often complain that their young workers jump ship quickly. A study published this summer in the Harvard Business Review confirmed that young top performers—the workers that organizations would most like to stick around—are leaving in droves. Researchers found that high achievers, 30 years old on average with great school and work credentials, are leaving their employers after an average of 28 months. Multiple studies find that today’s younger workers have absolutely no intention of sticking around if they don’t feel like they’re learning, growing and being valued in a job. ‘Companies need to recognize that these young workers are very mobile,’ Carver said.

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