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Stop Doing These 4 Things If You Want Great Talent

Laurie Ruettimann, HR pro, speaker and CareerBuilder contributor

You’re not the only one burned out by the war for talent. Across the world, talent acquisition leaders are fed up with arrogant applicants, dilapidated recruiting technology and hesitant hiring managers with unrealistic candidate expectations.
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The Physical Effects of Having a Terrible Job

Sarah Landrum, Career Contessa contributor

Every day, millions of people get up and go to work. Some people are lucky and go to a job they love, but then there are some jobs that simply aren’t made to be loved, whether it’s because of the job itself or the environment the job is done in. The result is the same: Over time, a job you hate can have a serious impact on your health in a multitude of ways.
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‘Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self’

Unless you can invent a time-traveling machine or become Jennifer Garner’s character in “13 Going on 30,” you may never get a second chance to go back in time and re-do or undo parts of your life you wish you could change. Fortunately for you, we asked real-life seasoned professionals to spill secrets and offer up advice they would give to their younger job-seeking selves.
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10 Steps to Turning Your Internship Into a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Whether you’re on the verge of graduating from college or have a few more credits to go, getting an internship is one of the smartest moves you can make as an undergrad. If you go about it the right way (and if the timing is right), your internship may lead to a full-time job offer down the line.
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7 Things People Searching for Jobs are Tired of Hearing

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

Pretty much everyone has been a job seeker at some point in their lives. But if you’re blissfully employed (or at least employed), you might have some amnesia around what it’s like to be in a job search – and the frustrations that come with it.
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Say This, Not That: Communicating Better with Hiring Managers

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

The recruiter/hiring manager relationship: It’s complicated. You need each other, you want to do right by each other — but you don’t understand each other. And this breakdown in communication is what leads to feelings of frustration on both sides, drives a wedge between the two of you and, ultimately, brings you further from your ultimate (shared) goal: matching the right candidates with the right jobs.
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What is a Personal Brand — and Tips to Build Yours

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations — you’re a new or soon-to-be college graduate and you’re ready to conquer the working world. But before you can begin your conquest, you’ll need more than just a resume and cover letter to showcase yourself and demonstrate your competence to potential employers. You need to develop a personal brand.
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What Your Body Language is Saying About You in Your Interview

Tanya Kertsman, Career Contessa Contributor

Everyone has physical habits they rarely notice. In an interview setting, these nervous ticks offer a physical outlet for the stress you’re under. But they come at a price. Rather than focusing on what you’re saying or the experience you’d bring, the hiring manager’s attention turns to your nail-biting or hair-twirling. The scariest part? You may not even realise you’re doing it.
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Starting Your First Job Search: A Step-by-Step Guide

It’s true what they say: Looking for a job is a job itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay anything, and the health insurance plan (e.g. don’t get sick) leaves a lot to be desired. And considering everything that goes into it – from creating a resume to preparing for the interview – it’s not an easy one. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming – particularly if it’s your first job search and you’re starting from square one.
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