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19 Jan
2015

Karen

Senior Associate Consultant

8 Ways to Give Feedback to Your Boss and Coworkers

This post originally appeared on Cube Rules by Theresa Boruta   When you think of feedback in the workplace, you’re likely to picture receiving advice, criticism or praise from your manager. However, it is not always a one way street. Several situations may occur that will require you to provide feedback to your coworkers or even your boss. Although it might not be an easy task, it may be necessary, so it is important to understand some of the key factors when giving feedback to your colleagues and superiors. Read on to find out some of the best ways to approach these situatio

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19 Jan
2015

Sanaa AbdulRahiman

Associate Director

5 Simple Tips for Answering Phone Interview Questions

This post originally appeared on Cube Rules by Scot Herrick   Once your resume is out there, the next step in the hiring process is usually a phone interview with a recruiter. Someone who is an intermediary between you and a hiring manager interview. These interviews, done on the phone, require different approaches to answering the interview questions than a face to face interview. Here are five tips to help answer those phone interview questions.   1. Print out a copy of your resume After you send out twenty or thirty resumes over a couple of weeks, you start to no

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19 Jan
2015

Nastaran Heydari

Associate Consultant

Interview Question: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

This post originally appeared on Cube Rules by Scot Herrick   Don't you just love this interview question? All I have to do is consider what I was doing five years ago. Then look at what I am doing today. Then laugh at the thought that somehow this is where I would have seen myself five years ago. Do that right now. If five years ago someone would have told you that today you were doing x, y, and z, would you have believed them? On the face of it, this question is answered with: I have no clue.   But interview questions need answering OK, so you probably won'

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19 Jan
2015

Betty Ebbi John

Director

To answer interview questions, use a CAR

This post originally appeared on Cube Rules by Scot Herrick   Tricky, answering interview questions. Half the time, we are all over the board with our answers. And when we practice answering interview questions, we don't know how to start.   Before you can mess with the rules, you have to know the rules. A good rule for answering an interview question is to go out and get yourself a CAR. Not that car. A CAR. You need the Context, Action, and Result to answer interview questions. Have a CAR in your back pocket and you can take the interview anywhere you want to go.

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18 Jan
2015

Habiba Fouad

Senior Executive Search Consultant

4 Important Things to Do If You Don’t Get the Job You Want

This post originally appeared on Brazen Life by Hannah Braime   Have you ever been floored by a professional rejection? Perhaps your company terminated your contract out of the blue, you thought that promotion was a sure bet, or it’s the latest and greatest in a long line of unsuccessful job applications. Of course, you know better than to play it safe and deliberately avoid rejection in your professional life completely, but this doesn’t lessen the sting when it happens. Here are four ways you can move past your latest rejection ASAP and get back to doing what you do

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18 Jan
2015

Sanaa AbdulRahiman

Associate Director

How to Learn to Code Without Going Back to School

This post originally appeared on Brazen Life by Karl Hughes   Learning how to code is a smart career move. As the number of people and devices connected to the Internet has skyrocketed in the past decade, so too has the demand for people who have programming and web design skills. You may assume that to understand something as complex as web development, you need to go back to school or enroll in expensive classes. Think again. Believe it or not, many web developers don’t have a formal education in the trade. There are plenty of free and inexpensive tools to help you lea

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18 Jan
2015

Deepa Bhargava

Search Consultant

Having Trouble Recruiting Candidates? This Technology Can Help

This post originally appeared on Brazen Life by Brian Stewart   When you think of the biggest issues facing the hiring and recruitment process, what comes to mind? Is it the overwhelming number of applications that recruiters have to deal with, the low levels of engagement with candidates through the entire process or the lack of certainty employers face that they’re actually hiring the right candidate?   Most likely, it’s all of the above and then some. The hiring process is taking longer and costing more than ever before, but bad hires are still costing comp

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18 Jan
2015

Nastaran Heydari

Associate Consultant

Ready for a New Job This Year? 4 Ways to Start Switching Careers

This post originally appeared on Brazen Life by Kelly Gurnett   “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” - Yogi Berra Sometimes you career doesn’t take the trajectory you think it will. You get that dream job, only to realize after a few months that it’s not at all what you thought it would be. You work hard to establish yourself in a field or industry, only to find after a few years that you feel bored and listless. Change is a part of life, and a fork in your career road doesn’t mean you’ve gone off course or done anything wrong;

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18 Jan
2015

Betty Ebbi John

Director

How Men Can Help Women Lean In

This post originally appeared on Brazen Life by Susan Shain   Whether you’re a man or woman, you’ve probably heard of Lean In. You can probably even name a female networking group or female career website. There’s no shortage of career support for women. Still, however, the percentage of women at the top remains paltry. What if it’s not that women need more advice — but rather the men? That’s what Joanne Lipman thinks. And that’s why she wrote an essay for the Wall Street Journal entitled Women at Work: A Guide for Men. Lipman sa

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15 Jan
2015

Habiba Fouad

Senior Executive Search Consultant

Career Goals: 3 Mistakes to Avoid and 3 Things to Do to Get You Going Strong

This post originally appeared on Career Rocketeer by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran   New Years’ resolutions or goal setting is a great thing to do. This more often happens when we contemplate what is ahead for the coming year. Of course, we have the cynical crowd that doesn’t do them, either because they don’t execute on their goals anyway or they just didn’t get around to figuring them out at all.   Are you one of them? There are some mistakes people make when identifying their career goals that you can avoid.  By avoiding these mistakes, you re

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