Four Ways to Get the Most Out Of a Job Fair

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Considering how much we rely on technology, it can be surprising that some of the best job search techniques were created long before iPhones and three-hour Avenger films. Networking, and making a one-on-one human connection, is still the most effective way to get a job, and there is no better place to do this than at a job fair. Wondering how to get the most out of your job fair experience? Here are four things you need to do:

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Let’s Do Lunch (Interviews)

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Would you like fries or a salad with your entree? How about a refill on your iced tea? These are not the type of questions you would typically be asked during a job interview, but in the case of a lunch interview, you can expect to hear them alongside “Tell me a little bit about yourself” and “What is your biggest weakness?” While you shouldn’t expect a lunch interview in your job search, they are common enough that you should know how to navigate them. Let’s tackle a few of the most commonly asked questions people have about these types of interviews:

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What Are Your Biggest Strengths? How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question

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“What are your biggest strengths?” – Every Hiring Manager in Every Job Interview

According to Glassdoor, this is the most common interview question Hiring Managers ask during an interview. In other words: you will be asked this question, in some form or another.

So… how should you answer it?

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Three Things You Should Never Do When Looking For A New Job While Employed

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Thinking about taking your talents to a new company? With low unemployment, it’s a job seekers’ market, so it makes sense that you may want to dip your toes into what else is out there, even if you still like your current job. It never hurts to explore and learn more about your market value. You’ve spent all these years mastering your skills, so why not see how much these skills are worth at other companies?

So how exactly do you pull off a job search on the down low without your current employer finding out? Mostly, it’s about keeping your search as separate as possible from your daily work life and making sure you don’t make some easily avoidable mistakes. Such as:

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How to Succeed in Your New Year’s Job Search (and at the Gym!)

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The new year is full of resolutions, and two of the more popular ones you’ll see that are at the top of people’s lists involve getting in better shape, and finding a new job. While toning your glutes and looking for a new employer may not really seem to overlap, the strategies you use to succeed in both endeavors are surprisingly similar. Whether you want to keep up going to the gym, or take the next step on your career path, here are four things you need to do:

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Proceed With Caution: Three Mistakes Professionals Can Make During the Holidays

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The holidays are a time for fun and good cheer, and while there is plenty of it to go around, as a professional it’s important that you don’t do anything that can put you on the naughty list with management. So as you prepare to deck the halls, here are three things to watch out for that could come back to haunt you like you were Ebenezer Scrooge:

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