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Personality Tests

I met with a jobseeker today who showed me the results of a personality test he had recently taken while applying for a sales job. It was well-worded, concise in its findings, and presented him quite clearly as an outgoing and social person with high standards in excellence and a strong moral compass. Perhaps that is why he … Continue reading

The Ideal Candidate: It’s All About the Fit

What do employers look for most in an ideal candidate? Is it the skills? Experience? Education? I maintain that it’s all about the fit. How well are you going to fit into the company culture? Are you going to like it here? Are they going to like you? I recently watched an episode of Deadliest … Continue reading

What’s the #1 Mistake Job Seekers Are Making These Days? (pt. 3)

Recently I asked a question on a LinkedIn discussion group: what’s the #1 mistake job seekers are making these days? I was hoping for a few answers but was unprepared for the interest this question generated. I was gratified by the level of response and the amount of feedback I received. While I cannot include … Continue reading

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