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November 2, 2017

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Tags: interviews

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Categories: LandaJob news

It’s been said that over fifty percent of our communication is non-verbal. Think about that. Over half of what we’re telling someone is being said consciously or unconsciously by our body. So how can I use that little factoid to increase my chances of a successful interview? Several ways actually. Start when you get out […]

November 2, 2017

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Categories: LandaJob news

LandaJob continues our commitment to supporting college students with information about careers and job search. Kathryn recently was featured in a blog post at Glassdoor for Employers (http://bit.ly/2hnpZB1). The article gathered input from a variety of hiring professionals about the best interview questions to ensure candidate quality. It’s a great refresher topic for anyone involved […]

November 2, 2017

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Tags: dear landa

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Categories: Newsletter - Dear Landa

Another installment of advice to the joblorn, where questions are sometimes real, sometimes not – but try to imagine the ones we can’t print. Dear Landa: I need some advice. My first day of my new job was yesterday. When I arrived, the receptionist looked really nervous, made a hushed call to someone else in […]

October 31, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’m not sure about the first part of that over-used statement, but the second part is most definitely true. What is networking? Simply put, it’s developing relationships with people, which you can then draw upon for connections. Those connections, whether they’re with the person with whom […]

October 24, 2017

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Categories: LandaJob news

How many times have we said that to someone or heard that from someone? The term for the powerful search engine comes from the word “googol.” A googol is 10 to the 100th power (which is 1 followed by 100 zeros). A googol is larger than the number of elementary particles in the universe, which […]

None of us like to be criticized. We’re only human. But the important thing to remember when you’re receiving less-than-glowing feedback is feedback is good. It is your friend. How else would you know if you’re doing something wrong? How else would you learn about a better way to accomplish a goal? How else would […]

Negotiating your salary is scary. There’s no getting around it. But, armed with some solid information and advice, you can do this! Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a new job or negotiating a raise in a current job, it pays to do a little research. First, find out what the current salary range is […]

July 11, 2017

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Tags: dear landa

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Categories: Newsletter - Dear Landa

Dear Landa, I recently witnessed a co-worker getting a really nice raise and a better title—all because she told the powers-that-be about a job offer she had from a competing firm and they really wanted to keep her. So I figured I’d do the same thing. I asked for a raise and told them if […]

You know what IQ is, right? Well what about EQ? EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient is all about soft skills. Yes, we need them and yes, employers value them. Soft skills are things like communication, adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. Put simply, it’s about who you are, as opposed to the […]

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