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Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
People who get nervous before a single job interview may have to really psyche themselves up for the increasingly common practice of marathon interviewing. As the name implies, marathon interviewing involves a candidate meeting several managers in succession over the course of one day. While often exhausting for the applicant, such an arrangement can have some distinct advantages for the company doing the hiring.
“Multiple interviewers can give multiple perspectives on a potential candidate,” says Carolyn Yencharis Corcoran, assistant director of the Insalaco Center for Career Development at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. “Also, multiple interviews within the same day can help a company see what a person is truly...Read More »
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 9:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
Last week, we discussed how certain speech patterns and subtle gestures can be tip-offs that someone is not telling the truth. Want to gather a bit more “evidence” when trying to decide? Consider trying the following techniques:
Let the person talk.
A dishonest person may have difficulty keeping up with her various lies. Giving her free reign to speak on the subject rather than guiding her answers with leading questions may bring about interesting revelations.
Enlist the help of another person.
Without turning the situation into an interrogation or looking like everyone is ganging up, see if a different colleague can get anywhere. The suspected...Read More »
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 7:00amBobbi Dempsey0
Clothes (and appearances in general) can be important in your professional life. Like it or not, that plays a role in how people judge you, and the way you present yourself can help establish your professional image. Plus, clothing can also give you a sense of self-confidence.
However, there is another aspect of workplace clothing that you might find somewhat surprising. Some experts say that your choice of clothing can actually affect your productivity. As this article notes, the clothing we wear can have a psychological effect on us, and this can impact how well we work.
There isn’t one specific all-purpose outfit that’s a surefire...Read More »
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:00amBobbi Dempsey0
- How to Work with Untrustworthy Peers [LinkedIn]
- Making Big Mistakes at Work [Psychology Today]
- Don’t Stop Using Buzzwords in Your Job Search [Glass Door]
- How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job [Lifehack]
- 5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Resume [Career Realism]
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Our outstanding admin for February is April Weseloh of Trissential. As the face for this business consulting company’s Minneapolis office, she is known for quickly building rapport with visitors and making everyone feel comfortable. Senior account manager Cindy San Hamel notes, “April is super-organized. We have not ever seen her frazzled. We could not have found a better person for this job.”
This busy office administrator, who counts digital photography, painting and learning the guitar among her free-time pursuits, recently shared these thoughts with The Office Professional’s Beth Braccio Hering: Read More
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