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The top 10 rarest yet important questions an interviewer should ask

When you’re interviewing candidates, you want to make sure that you’re hiring the very best available. The more that you can learn about your candidates, the better informed your decision will be. To help you gain this information, here are 10 rare questions that you should probably ask.


I’m not 54 years old. I’m 22 with 32 years experience

The time is right to address the inequality of blatant ageism in certain industries.

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Four simple steps to refresh your job search for spring

Take these simple steps now to bring some of that spring cleaning spirit to refresh your job search.

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4 steps for choosing a new career

Hint: If the prospect of changing careers makes you feel more excited than overwhelmed, the time is probably right.

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What to do after being rejected for a position you really wanted

There are steps you can take to stop a downward spiral when you are rejected for a position that you really wanted. Here's what to keep in mind.


If you use one of these photos on LinkedIn, employers won’t take you seriously

There are a whole lot of ways your profile photo on LinkedIn can go wrong. Here's what not to do when it comes to selecting your image.


Caution! Don’t do any of these 4 things after a job interview

It's normal to feel a rollercoaster of emotions after a job interview, but there are certain things you just shouldn't do.

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Resume tips for high-level positions in IT, finance and marketing

There are critical profession-specific considerations to keep in mind, depending on your specialty. Here are the top three executive resume types to give you a picture of how you should differentiate yourself accordingly.

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These are the top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in March 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of March, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.

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The biggest interview mistakes you can make are easily avoidable

Too many times, the equation to getting hired is filled with unseen elements that have nothing to do with your qualifications. A recent survey found that one of the biggest interview mistakes is a self-inflicted wound — your tardiness to the interview itself.

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Four steps to simplifying your job search

When you’re looking for work, you have enough to worry about. Don’t make your job hunt more complicated than it needs to be — follow these four steps to start simplifying your job search.

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4 ways to help you impress a recruiter during a phone interview — even though they can’t see you

Just because the recruiter won't be able to see you doesn't mean you can totally let your guard down — in fact, you'll need to work even harder to impress them. Here are things you might not necessarily need to do for an in-person interview, but can be a big help when doing one over the phone.

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7 social media habits that disqualified candidates, according to hiring managers

What parts of your social media presence can determine whether or not you get the job?


I failed my training exams. Is there any hope for my future now?

This is going to be a game-changer in your career.


Better than money: The Top 10 things we look for in a new job

When it comes to finding the perfect new job, new research suggests it’s not all about the money. There's so much more to happiness at work. Here's what to look out for.


6 things you should do when traveling for a job interview

You scored the interview! Now you just have to take a plane, train or a car to get there. Here are six things to do when you have to travel for a job interview.


Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: How do I walk into the room and convince the decision makers that I’m their best choice?


First impressions count: How just ‘one hundredth of one second’ can change everything

We know that in only a fraction of a second after meeting, people make initial judgments about others. But what exactly is it that people connect with in others?

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You’re probably using one of these “buzzwords” on your LinkedIn profile, but is that a good thing?

While there are already a bunch of super annoying phrases that people use at work, LinkedIn recently released the 2018 list of “buzzwords” that people use the most in their profiles.

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These are the best skills to include in your resume

To create a resume that actually works, you need to know how recruiters are going to read it.

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9 of the more ridiculous things job applicants have done in interviews

Hiring managers expose how candidates have crashed and burned their way out of a job through spectacular fashion choices and poorly timed self-disclosures.

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Salary negotiation tips from Uber executive Bozoma Saint John

To get the best possible outcome for your paycheck, you need to arm yourself with knowledge about best practices. As part of your battle preparation, consider the advice of Uber Chief Branding Officer Bozoma Saint John.

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How do I give the best answer to an interview question I don’t know?

Breakdown the question you don't know how to answer into manageable pieces and then assure the interviewer that with some creativity and effort you could get the job done.

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Other than salary, free time is the most important factor when it comes to job offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring.

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How to handle those open-ended interview questions

How to prep for, and expertly handle, long-winded, open-ended interview questions in a way that lets your true value shine through.