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Should You Follow up After Every Job Application?

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Searching for a job can be stressful. When you find a job you think you’d really like, it can feel like one wrong move can spell disaster. While this usually is not the case, it does lead many to question when following up with a potential employer is appropriate. And though there aren’t any universal rules on the subject, here are some guidelines to help you determine whether to reach out.
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Informational Interviews: The What, Why and How

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

Informational interviews: They’re pretty much the opposite of that Kanye-Taylor phone exchange. And nothing like when Britney was asked about Taylor (and forgot she had met her twice). And they don’t even closely resemble this awkward “interview” with Tom Hiddleston… about Taylor Swift.

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Job or Career? How to Decide Which is Right for You

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who entertain and the ones who observe job people and career people. Neither one is better than the other – it’s simply a matter of personal preference. After all, not everyone feels the need or desire to work their way up the corporate ladder, while others dream of having a corner office with a view and an executive job title.
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Why Employers Are Approaching the Salary Issue All Wrong

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

These days, the majority of the job search process is transparent. Companies go out of their way to make job postings attractive so that they will be considered over others. However, there is one topic that both employers and candidates avoid: salaries. Continue reading Why Employers Are Approaching the Salary Issue All Wrong

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How to Be a Star in Your First Year

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Starting a new job often comes with a lot of additional concerns for which you may not have bargained. From learning people’s names and getting used to a new routine to setting up your benefits and completing necessary training, there’s a lot demanding your attention aside from your basic job duties.

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3 Ways to Turn Your Candidate Experience Around

Steve Browne, HR professional and CareerBuilder contributor

Have you ever looked for a job? It’s quite daunting, and often feels more like you’re swimming through molasses than finding a great new opportunity. Candidates have anxiety, and they are eager to be considered. We often forget that every candidate expects to get the job every time they interview. No one comes to a company thinking they won’t be chosen. Continue reading 3 Ways to Turn Your Candidate Experience Around

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Should You Accept That Job Offer?

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations! After weeks of updating your CV, applying to jobs and enduring the rigorous interview process, you finally have a job offer. So why haven’t you accepted it yet? Perhaps you are having reservations about leaving your current job, torn between another job offer or simply not sure it’s the right fit. Whatever the reason, it’s important to explore it. Here are some expert-approved do’s and don’ts to consider before accepting a job offer.

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