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Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think

Move over extraverts: why introverts are more powerful than you think
This year sees some landmark anniversaries. Bill Gates, frequently cited as the wealthiest person alive, turns 60, J.K. Rowling, whose fortune is valued at £560 million, turns 50, and we recognise the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln.

While there can be little doubt as to the inordinate successes of these individuals, each also shares a characteristic which we don’t commonly associate with prominence and power – introversion.

 
 
 

What do job seekers want more than money?

What do job seekers want more than money?
You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right?

Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important thing a job seeker is looking for in a new role.

 
 
 

Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015

Make your NY resolutions stick in 2015
Will you make a set of new year’s resolutions on January 1, like so many of us do every year?

And more importantly, will you still remember them a month later?

 
 
 

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs

7 interview mistakes to avoid at all costs
It’s not just nerves that can shake an interview. Classic interview mistakes include acting arrogantly or being overly emotional, talking too much or refusing to answer certain questions.

A survey by Generation Success found there are seven “job interview crimes”. Let’s look at them one by one.

 
 
 

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do

6 easy things that many job seekers fail to do
There are plenty of life hacks when it comes to job hunting, and if you’re a job seeker you need to take advantage of them. They’re easy, and they may be obvious, but they’re also effective.

Here are some of the simple steps you can take towards job seeking success.

 
 
 

Top tips for effective networking

Top tips for effective networking
The importance of networking can’t be overstated; it’s one of the best ways to find out about job opportunities and is crucial for any career-minded professional. But it’s something that seems to come naturally to some, but not to others.

If you’re one of those people who finds networking difficult, here are some suggestions to get you connecting like a pro.

 
 
 

Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated

Job Hunt Getting You Down? 6 Ways to Stay Motivated
Looking for a job can take its toll. Searching for suitable roles, cold calling, writing endless cover letters… and nothing is more disheartening than the deafening silence that can follow an application. So how can you stay motivated?

It’s important to remember that with so many factors at play when you apply for a job, a rejection is not necessarily a reflection of your abilities (or lack thereof). Here are six ways to keep a positive outlook while looking for employment.

 
 
 

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?

Do You Really Know How to Market Yourself?
You may think that modesty is best to avoid appearing arrogant in a resume or interview, but selling yourself short will do you no favours. If you want to get a job, you have to know how to market yourself effectively.

Selling yourself to a prospective employer is an important part of the job application process. Don’t be fooled into thinking a good product will simply sell itself – you still need to get the messaging right.

 
 
 

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview

Body language: what is your body really saying in an interview
Has anyone ever told you to “smile, it’s not that bad” when you thought you were looking perfectly pleasant? Maybe you have a nervous twitch or tic that you don’t even know about?

When it comes to job interviews, you need to be aware of just what your body language is saying – because it could affect your chances of getting the job.

 
 
 

Why didn’t you get the job?

Why didn’t you get the job?
You got an interview for a coveted job – congratulations, that means you were earmarked as a suitable candidate. But if you don’t wind up with a job offer, you have to ask yourself: what did I do wrong?

There are many possible reasons for not getting a job offer, and it may simply be that one of the other candidates was more suitable for the role. However, it pays to reflect on how you performed in the interview, and whether you committed any faux pas without even realising.

 
 
 
 

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