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Jan 09

Top 10 Interpersonal Skills

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Yes, you need job skills to get the job. But if you have job skills, it’s no lock to get the job. You need to work with people and that requires interpersonal skills — soft skills. Yes, soft skills count. A lot. Click on the infographic for ginormous version…   Top 10 Interpersonal Skills byOpen […]

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Jan 16

How to land a job when you are overqualified

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

With the current climate of unemployment (8.6% inNovember 2011, although it’s expected to rise closer to 9% once holiday retail workers are no longer needed), many workers are taking jobs for which they are overqualified.  Whether it’s the young college graduate with a master’s degree taking a part-time retail job to an experienced career-worker having […]

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Nov 21

How to get a job at a startup

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

If your hoodie is your best friend, you survive on ramen and coffee, and The Social Network is top watched on your Netflix account, you’re getting there. But the hallmarks of a would-be Silicon Valley star alone don’t necessarily mean you’ll have a future at a startup. Plus, people who work at startups don’t wear […]

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May 06

Experience does not equal a job skill

By Scot Herrick | Job Skills

Experience, told by those with lots of experience, trumps everything. When angry, experienced people yell at clouds in the job market for not getting work, experience is the mantra. Not job skills. Not fitting in with the team. Not the motivation to do the work. Nope. Experience. Experience trumps everything and experienced people yelling at […]

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Mar 22

Job searches require this attitude

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

If employed or not, unless you legitimately have this attitude toward your job search — you have great qualifications, deserve work that feeds your career and won’t settle — you’ll never get the employment security you deserve. You’ll need the qualifications, the job performance, networking skills, job search skills and financial muscle in the bank […]

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