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Scoring Interviews, but No Job Offer?

So your resume generates plenty of interest, yet the offer letter never seems to come. What went wrong? Resumes can only be so descriptive and top candidates often look equally appealing on paper. This is where mastering the art of the interview becomes integral to your job hunt’s success. Remember, each person invited to interview for a position already appears to be a good fit on paper, so it’s up to you to differentiate yourself from the pack to receive that job offer.

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How to Prepare for an Interview

We’ve all heard those standard tidbits of conventional pre-interview wisdom, like dress professionally and arrive 15 minutes early. But beyond those basic tips, here are three things that should definitely be done beforehand to present yourself strongly and impress your interviewer.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Job Search

Happy New Year! 2012 is here and people around the world are looking for ways to better themselves for the coming year. If your job search isn’t panning out the way you had hoped, perhaps you should designate some time to reflect upon what’s working and where there is room for improvement. Here are several new year’s resolutions that could have an impact on your success rate.

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How to Survive the First Weeks on the Job

Recruiting Raya is introducing a new, bi-weekly series called Ask a Recruiter. In these blog posts, we’ll give our readers insider advice about the topics you’re most interested in. We’ll feature an interview with one of AKRAYA’s experienced recruiters to give job seekers the info they want – straight from a recruiter’s mouth. You want answers? We’ve got them.

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What to Say When a Recruiter Calls

Whether you’re currently employed or not, receiving a call from a recruiter about a job position is always a surprise. You may wonder how they found your resume, or want them to answer more of your questions before you answer theirs. Either way, how you handle the next few minutes of your interaction could work for or against your favor.

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Job Hunting During the Holidays

Some industries are famous for ramping up their hiring as the holiday season approaches. The retail industry responds to the flurry of holiday traffic by bulking up their staff, as does the airline industry. But what if your occupation’s hiring cycles aren’t cut so precisely?

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6 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Positive

With all of its ups and downs, a long term job search can become quite tiring. Sometimes it can feel like your efforts are futile, but don’t despair! Instead, turn to a few of the following tips to keep your spirits positive.

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Succeed at Your Online Job Search

title=”Looking for a new employment opportunity” src=”https://www.akraya.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/Looking-for-a-new-employment-opportunity1.jpg” alt=”” width=”240″ height=”221″ />With the US unemployment rate at 10.80 percent, competition continues to be fierce in the job market. New positions are being posted daily, but it can be frustrating when your resume fails generate as much response as you would like. If you’re having trouble with your online job search, here are several tips that will make your efforts more effective and increase your chances of getting hired.

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