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50 Worst of the Worst (and Most Common) Job Interview Mistakes
by Karen Burns, www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com

You may have heard the horror stories--job hunters who take phone calls or text during an interview,
or bring out a sandwich and start chomping, or brush their hair, or worse.
You wouldn't do any of those things, would you? Of course not.

But there are tons of other job interview no-no's you may not have thought of. Or that you've forgotten.
The job hunting trail is long and arduous, and a little refresher course can't hurt.
So for your edification and enjoyment, here are 50 (yes, 50!) of the worst and most common job interview mistakes:

1. Arriving late.

2. Arriving too early.

3. Lighting up a cigarette, or smelling like a cigarette.

4. Bad-mouthing your last boss.

5. Lying about your skills/experience/knowledge.

6. Wearing the wrong (for this workplace!) clothes.

7. Forgetting the name of the person you're interviewing with.

8. Wearing a ton of perfume or aftershave.

9. Wearing sunglasses.

10. Wearing a Bluetooth earpiece.

11. Failing to research the employer in advance.

12. Failing to demonstrate enthusiasm.

13. Inquiring about benefits too soon.

14. Talking about salary requirements too soon.

15. Being unable to explain how your strengths and abilities apply to the job in question.

16. Failing to make a strong case for why you are the best person for this job.

17. Forgetting to bring a copy of your resume and/or portfolio.

18. Failing to remember what you wrote on your own resume.

19. Asking too many questions.

20. Asking no questions at all.

21. Being unprepared to answer the standard questions.

22. Failing to listen carefully to what the interviewer is saying.

23. Talking more than half the time.

24. Interrupting your interviewer.

25. Neglecting to match the communication style of your interviewer.

26. Yawning.

27. Slouching.

28. Bringing along a friend, or your mother.

29. Chewing gum, tobacco, your pen, your hair.

30. Laughing, giggling, whistling, humming, lip-smacking.

31. Saying "you know," "like," "I guess," and "um."

32. Name-dropping or bragging or sounding like a know-it-all.

33. Asking to use the bathroom.

34. Being falsely or exaggeratedly modest.

35. Shaking hands too weakly, or too firmly.

36. Failing to make eye contact (or making continuous eye contact).

37. Taking a seat before your interviewer does.

38. Becoming angry or defensive.

39. Complaining that you were kept waiting.

40. Complaining about anything!

41. Speaking rudely to the receptionist.

42. Letting your nervousness show.

43. Over explaining why you lost your last job.

44. Being too familiar and jokey.

45. Sounding desperate.

46. Checking the time.

47. Over sharing.

48. Sounding rehearsed.

49. Leaving your cell phone on.

50. Failing to ask for the job.

Karen Burns is the author of the illustrated career advice book
The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use,
recently released by Running Press. She blogs at www.karenburnsworkinggirl.com .

10 Fun Ways to Beef Up Your Resume
Enjoyable activities that can help you advance your career
by Charles Purdy, Yahoo! HotJobs senior editor

The word "fun" isn't usually associated with looking for a job.
Even in the best of circumstances, being unemployed or under-employed can be scary and stressful.
But in any job search, keeping a positive attitude is important. So in addition to refining your resume and assiduously applying for jobs,
consider these pursuits that can not only be lots of fun but also make just about any candidate more attractive to hiring managers.
(Most can be done for free or on the cheap.)

What's more, most of these activities involve meeting new people--and therefore put you in new networking opportunities.
Meeting people outside of your normal social and professional spheres is an excellent way to broaden the reach of your job search.

1. Learn a language
Even knowing only the basics of a second language can be a boon in many jobs--for instance, greeting foreign clients in their own
tongue makes a great first impression. And most language classes involve fun socializing activities and learning about foreign cultures.

Fluency takes time, but just telling an employer that you're studying a language can demonstrate self-discipline and a desire to
earn new things, according to career expert Jason Seiden, the author of "Super Staying Power:
What You Need to Become Valuable & Resilient at Work."

2. Enroll in an acting or improvisation workshop
"I definitely advocate taking an improv class," says Seiden. "I've done this myself ...
and I learned to work across an incredibly diverse group of people, I learned to become more adaptive to my environment,
and I got some great stories to use to break the ice with new people."

These types of workshops can also be very beneficial for people who fear public speaking.
(Joining a Toastmasters club is another fun way to become a more effective speaker.)

3. Learn something new
"Take classes at your local college, online, or through job-training programs," suggests Debra Davenport,
business coach and founder of Identity IQ. "Employers want knowledge workers with top skills in the areas of technology,
social media, communication, leadership, coaching, budgeting, marketing, and global commerce."
(In addition, "fun" classes--like photography--may come in handy in surprising ways. After you get your financial-services job, say,
the company may urgently need someone to take photos at an investor event--and you'll be able to save the day.)

4. Turn a hobby into a business
Enjoy cooking? Gardening? Crafting? Davenport suggests looking into services provided by the
Small Business Administration for ideas and guidance on turning your pastime into profits.
And even if your side business doesn't become lucrative, your entrepreneurial initiative may impress the hiring managers in your future.

5. Volunteer
Jay Block, the author of "101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times," recommends volunteering as a way to gain confidence
and strengthen your resume: You could volunteer to teach what you know--for instance, if you're good at sales,
an organization like Junior Achievement might be a good fit. You could turn a hobby into a volunteer opportunity--for instance,
if you enjoy playing the piano, you could schedule song nights at a local retirement center. Or you could even travel to an area
that could use your help or skills--for instance, to work with Habitat for Humanity.

6. Write
Many career experts suggest developing a blog that focuses on a hobby or your industry. Or, suggests Block,
you could offer to write a column for a free local newspaper. These are not only enjoyable ways to express yourself but also
great ways to promote yourself as an expert and establish a well-rounded online presence.

7. Get physical
"Sign up for yoga or Pilates--or work on becoming an instructor or a certified fitness trainer," suggests Block.
"At a time where too many people are unhealthy and depressed, this can be fun and healthy and look great on a resume."

8. Get social
"Become a social networking junkie--not to just pass time socially, but to collect a huge amount of contacts and to build solid
relationships that would be valuable to a prospective employer," says Block.
"Networking and relationship building are critical skills today."

9. Explore a new career
Block suggests "job shadowing" as one interesting way to learn about a new field: "Job shadowing is when you follow someone
around to learn how they do their job," he explains. "It's an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and get advice from
professionals in industries or venues you hope to break into."

10. Be creative
If you're in the midst of a period of unemployment, you can expect hiring managers to ask how you've spent your time away
from the 9-to-5 routine. With some creative thinking, you can turn just about any hobby or learning experience into a resume
or interview asset. According to Seiden, "The most important thing about resume boosters is not what they are, but how you present them.
When you're interested, focused, and self-motivated, nearly anything can be an asset."

Recruiters' Top 10 Resume Pet Peeves
by Norma Mushkat

“The Internet has changed the focus of a job search,” 
explains Michael Worthington of ResumeDoctor.com. 
“Just because your resume is nice on paper, it doesn't mean it's nice on a computer.”

In fall 2002, ResumeDoctor.com asked more than 2,500 recruiters from a 
variety of industries what they see on resumes that they just can't stand, 
and created a list of the top 20 pet peeves. “This is what the industry is saying, 
so you better listen to it,” Worthington warns.

Here are the top 10 pet peeves from the survey and some advice from 
recruiters for eliminating them from your resume:

1. Spelling Errors, Typos and Poor Grammar
According to Bruce Noehren of J. Douglas Scott & Associates, 
this directly reflects your reputation. “You don't gain anything by getting it right,” he says. 
“This is credibility you should already possess.”

Of course, you want to use spell check, but that won't catch every mistake. 
“Manger” is a correctly spelled word, but it means something very different from “manager.
” Be sure to pay close attention to those buzzwords related to your field.

2. Too Duty-Oriented
“If you're using your company's job description, you're missing the point of your resume,” 
says Paul Schmitz of Hufford Associates. Recruiters already know what the job is; 
your resume should highlight your accomplishments in that position.

Schmitz advises you show what you've really done by outlining the process, 
outcomes and results that are specific to you.

3. Inaccurate Dates or None at All
Recruiters need to know when you worked where to get a better understanding 
of your working history and to use the dates for background checks. 
According to Kathi Bradley of Bradley Resources, 
“Missing dates, especially for long periods of time, could send up a red flag, 
and the resume may be discarded as a result.”

Include specific ranges in months and years for every position. 
If you have gaps, explain them either in your cover letter or introduction, but not in your resume. 
“It always helps to continue your education and training and to list 
any volunteer work during a slow period,” says Bradley. 
“Listing these under education or volunteer work should explain some of the gaps.”

4. Inaccurate or Missing Contact Information
“You create a resume for one reason: To get a phone call,” 
says Kim Fowler of Fowler Placement Service Inc.&nbsrw an someone contact you if the phone number is missing a digit or 
your email address is incorrect?

Be sure every resume you send has your correct contact information, 
including name, phone number, email address and street address. 
Recruiters will not look you up; they'll move on to the next candidate.

5. Poor Formatting
Different typefaces and boxes may look nice on paper, 
but if the resume needs to be scanned, they can cause confusion. 
Recruiters suggest keeping your resume in plain text.

6. Functional Resumes
Whenever possible, recruiters advise you go with a chronological resume 
and focus on the skills and accomplishments that pertain to the job you're seeking. 
If you're concerned about a layoff, be assured that “nowadays, unemployment is quite prevalent, 
and recruiters regard it differently,” says Jeanne Pace of Pace Search Services. 
“Most people do something to keep their work [skills] going.” 
Use that information to fill in the gaps.

7. Long Resumes and 8. Long Paragraphs
“I simply don't have the time to read them,” says Bob Moore of Computer Recruiters Inc.

Focus on the skills and accomplishments that directly apply to the job you're trying to get. 
Every word counts, so don't dwell on the specifics of each job, 
but rather the highlights specific to you.

9. Unqualified Candidates
You may want a job, but if you don't have the skills and experience needed, 
recruiters will feel you're wasting their time.

Look at the job description. Be sure to highlight the skills they are looking for 
with a bulleted list of your related qualifications at the top of the document.

10. Personal Information Unrelated to the Job
With the limited time recruiters spend on your resume, 
you don't want to distract them with your age, height, 
weight and interests unless they're directly related to the work you want to do.

“You need to make the link between what a recruiter needs 
and what you bring to the table,” explains Fowler. 
“Anything personal that is not directly linked to the position takes away from the point of the resume.”

10 Phrases That Can Sink Your Resume

by Liz Ryan

If you're job-hunting today, you know that employers are looking for sharp, self-motivated people.
Paradoxically, just about the worst way to convey your talent and motivation is to say in your resume or cover letter,
"I'm self-motivated." Anyone can say that! The phrase falls flat.
You can't afford to let done-to-death boilerplate language sink your resume like a boat anchor.

Resume cliches like "self-motivated individual" and "results-oriented professional" are out of date in 2010.
You can do a better job of letting hiring managers know how you solve problems on-the-fly or leap over
tall buildings in a single bound.

Here are ten of the deadliest resume phrases in use ("massive overuse" would be more accurate) and replacements
for each one. You'll rewrite the replacement phrases to reflect your own accomplishments--and that's the key!
We can't expect a timeworn piece of resume boilerplate to stand in for our own pithy, personal examples.

Kill this: Results-oriented professional

Replace with your own version of this: I love to solve thorny supply-chain problems

Kill this: Excellent team player

Replace with your own version of this: At Acme Dynamite, I partnered with Engineering to cut our product cost in half

Kill this: Bottom-line orientation

Replace with your own version of this: My accounting-process overhaul saved the company $10M in its first year

Kill this: Superior communication skills

Replace with your own version of this: I led a two-day offsite that yielded our 2010 product lineup and a $40K cost savings

Kill this: Possess organizational skills

Replace with your own version of this: Reduced customer-complaint resolution time from three weeks to one by
revamping the process

Kill this: Savvy business professional

Replace with your own version of this: I'm a PR manager who's gotten his employers covered by
Yahoo! and Time magazine

Kill this: Strong work ethic

Replace with your own version of this: I taught myself HTML over a weekend in order to grab a marketing opportunity

Kill this: Meets or exceeds expectations

Replace with your own version of this: Invited to join our executive staff at a strategy summit during my
first year at the company

Kill this: Strong presentation skills

Replace with your own version of this: Was recruited to join Acme Dynamite after my boss heard me speak
at a conference

Kill this: Seeking a challenging opportunity

Replace with your own version of this: I'm looking for a midsize manufacturer primed to grow its business in the Pacific Rim

Get the boilerplate lead out of your resume today, and replace it with concrete, visual stories that bring your power to life.
Watch employers respond! You can't afford to send out another lifeless, sounds-like-everyone-else resume.
Employers want the real you on the page. Try it!

Liz Ryan is a 25-year HR veteran, a former Fortune 500 VP, and an internationally recognized expert on careers
and the new-millennium workplace. Connect with her at www.asklizryan.com.

7 Things You Should Say in an Interview
by Mark Riddix

Today's job market is as competitive as ever.
You need to be able to effectively communicate you skill set so that you will give yourself the best competitive advantage
to secure employment. During the interview process, you want to highlight as many of your strengths as possible.
An easy way to do this is by slipping a few simple phrases into your next job interview.

Here are seven things you should say in an interview.

1. I am very familiar with what your company does.
Letting a prospective employer know that you are familiar with what a company does shows that you have a
legitimate interest in the business and are not just wasting their time. Do your homework before arriving for an interview.
Check out the company website for information about products and services.
Search for the latest transactions and pertinent business news.

Be sure to let the interviewer know that you are familiar with the newest company acquisition or the latest product that was just developed.
Explain how your skills and experience are a perfect fit for the employer.

2. I am flexible.
Work environments are always changing.
Prospective employers are looking for candidates that are open to change and can adapt at a moment's notice.
In today's fast paced business world, employees must have the ability to multi-task.

Stating that you are adaptable lets an employer know that you are willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
This may mean working additional hours or taking on additional job duties in a crunch.
Show your potential employer that you are equipped to deal with any crisis situation that may arise.

3. I am energetic and have a positive attitude.
Employers are looking for candidates with optimism and a "can-do" attitude. Attitudes are contagious and have a direct
affect on company morale. Let the optimist in you shine during the interview process.

Be sure to always speak positively about past employers. Negative comments and sarcastic statements about past employers
and co-workers will make you look petty. If you bad mouth your past company, employers are liable to believe that
you will do the same thing to them.

4. I have a great deal of experience.
This is your chance to shine. Highlight any previous job duties that relate directly to your new job.
If it is a management position, state every time that you were responsible for the supervision, training and development of other employees.
Discuss your motivational techniques and specific examples of how you increased productivity.
Feel free to list any training classes or seminars that you have attended.

5. I am a team player.
Do you remember when you were young and your teacher wanted to know if you could work well with others?
Well the job market is no different! Companies are looking for employees that are cooperative and get along well with other employees.
Mentioning that you are a team player lets your prospective employer know that you can flourish in group situations.
Employers are looking for workers that can be productive with limited supervision and have the ability to work well with others.

6. I am seeking to become an expert in my field.
Employers love applicants that are increasing their knowledge base to make themselves the best employees possible.
Stating that you are aiming to become an expert causes employers to view you as an asset and not a liability.
You are a resource that other employees can learn from.

This is also a subtle way of illustrating that you have an attitude of excellence. You are aiming to be the best at what you do!
This will let employers know that you are not just a fly-by-night employee, but in it for the long run.

7. I am highly motivated.
A motivated employee is a productive employee. Talk about how your high level of motivation has led you to accomplish many things.
If you are a meticulous worker, discuss your organizational skills and attention to detail.
Companies are always looking for dependable employees that they can count upon.

The Bottom Line
Remember that a job interview is an opportunity to sell yourself to a prospective employer.
Be sure to slip in the right phrases to give you the best chance possible of securing that cushy corner office on the ninth floor.

Knowing When it's Time to Quit Your Job and Move On
by Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Change is difficult for many of us, so we often ignore the signs that indicate it is time 
to move on. Often, it isn't until a work situation becomes unbearable that we finally decide 
it's time to change jobs. By the time we reach this point, we feel desperate and are willing 
to take the next thing that comes along, which might not be any better than the situation we left. 
If you learn how to recognize the signs that indicate it is time to leave a job, 
you will be able to plan your next step rather than be forced to make a quick move just to get out. 
So what are some of these signs you should watch for?

1. Key personnel no longer ask for your opinion.
If you used to be invited to participate in meetings where important decisions were made and 
you are no longer invited, it may be time to think about your other options. 
Management may have lost confidence in you. If your opinion is no longer valued, 
how effective can you be in your role?

2. You have been passed up for a promotion.
Your company has been grooming you for a better position and has assured you that you 
are next in line. But they fill the job with an outside candidate. Somewhere along the line, 
someone has not been totally honest with you. Is this really the type of organization you 
want to work for? Can you be guaranteed this won't happen again?

3. You have gone from being a stellar performer to doing nothing right.
You have always been praised for your work. Now every time you complete a project, 
you are told you are not meeting expectations. Has there been a change in management lately?
Perhaps the new team would like to bring in its own people? Why wait to go out on a bad note? 
You might want to start putting your feelers out now.

4. The plum assignments keep going to other people.
You are in your job because you want to learn. Yet every time an opportunity comes up for a
challenging assignment, it goes to someone else. It is clear that you are the one in the 
department who will be doing the lower-level work. If you have already mastered those 
skills and it looks like your situation won't be changing, it may be time to find a position 
where there is actually room to grow in your job.

5. Your boss tells the staff he is open to suggestions.
But is he open to suggestions from you?

You are constantly suggesting how to improve your department.
Your suggestions are ignored. 
It is obvious that your opinion is not being valued. 
Ask yourself again, why are you still in this job?

6. A larger company is buying out your company.
Although management insists there will be not be any staff reductions, 
you will need to look at the reality. Do they really need two of you? 
Remember, you are much more employable if you are currently working. 
If you are not willing to move to the new corporate office, then perhaps you should see 
what other opportunities are available close by.

7. Everyone in management seems to be bailing.
Do they know something you don't? Do your best to find out what is really going on 
and then decide if you should start looking.

8. Work is not fun anymore.
This is perhaps the best sign that it is time to move on.
After all, you spend most of your waking hours at work.
If you no longer enjoy what you are doing, then why are you still there?

Keep your eyes and ears open for these signs and make sure you keep your resume updated, 
just in case your time to go arrives sooner than you expect. 
Being prepared will make the transition that much easier to make.



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