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How to Make Employers Look Beyond a Criminal Record

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Once you have had a criminal record, it can be rather difficult to rebuild your reputation. No matter how hard you try to demonstrate that you’ve changed your ways, some people will always affix a black mark alongside your name due to misdeeds from the past. This can be especially problematic when applying for work, as employers could be reluctant to hire someone who has had a criminal record. They cannot discriminate against someone purely for this reason, though, and it should only prove to be an obstacle if there is a strong link between the vacancy and the nature … / Read more »

How to Respond to Five of the Most Difficult Interview Questions

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An article by contributor Rachael Murphey. Job interviews are often stressful. However, being prepared for interviews will help you gain confidence and land you the job you want. Read on for answers to some of the toughest interview questions. 1. “Why should I hire you?” The employer wants you to discuss how your skills match the position for which they’re hiring. First, examine the job posting for the position you’re seeking. Write down the qualifications they’re searching for in an ideal candidate. Then, decide how your skills meet the employer’s expectations. For example, if they’re looking for someone with five … / Read more »

Professional Peak: How to Dress for the Position You Want

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An article by contributor Eileen O’Shanassy. Visit any university campus and you’ll see scores of students dressed in “college couture” – wind shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, and sandals. While it might be socially acceptable on campus to slink to a lecture dressed like they rolled out of bed, college students are in for a rude awakening when they enter the workforce because, like it or not, what you wear is critical for the future of your career. Dressing for the part is important and can be a challenge if you don’t know how. Here are some ideas to help you prepare for … / Read more »

Standing Out in Your Interview: 4 Things That Give You an Edge

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An article by contributor Brooke Chaplan. Interviewing for a job can be stressful, no matter how many times you have done it. You have to prepare to be evaluated by strangers, imagine a future at the job, and do it knowing it may not work out. The best way to ease your anxiety is to do your best! With preparation, you will be more confident and perform better.  There are obvious ways to prepare, like dressing the part and arriving on time, but they may not set you apart. Here are four tips that will give you an edge on … / Read more »

Practical Tips to find a Teaching Job right after College

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An article by contributor Jessica Gust. When you leave college, it’s often difficult to find a job right away. But with the right process and hard work, it is possible. The teaching industry is often looking for recent graduates and new teaching staff to join schools for the beginning of the school year, so you have a little time to find that opportunity. Here are some practical tips to help you land that teaching position right after you graduate. Do your research First of all, you need to get a good idea of which schools in your area might have … / Read more »