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Apr 10
2014
10 More Reasons You Should Exercise Regularly

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You know you should do it, and your job search is a great time to do it.

Here’s my original list of 10 Mighty Reasons to Work Out During Your Job Search.

With those first reasons in mind-

Regular exercise will also…

11. Settle at least part of your job search into a routine. Too much of a routine is boring and can lead to job search-prolonging inertia, but some routine is good so you don’t feel like your search is ever spinning out of control.

12. One nice element of routines is that progress is easier to track. Even simple tracking of your exercise will build the habit of tracking your job search progress, which will ultimately lead to faster results.

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Jan 29
2014
Surprise! You Shouldn’t Answer the Phone When Recruiters Call

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Don’t get caught off-guard in phone interviews.

This is a guest post by Graeme Gilovitz. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

This has to sound like the stupidest idea you have ever heard.

How can you get the job if you don’t actually talk to someone?

Even in today’s technological age when you can communicate via so many mediums such as email, SMS, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger and any other applications, the only way to actually get the job is to talk to someone on the phone at some point and then meet them.

Yet…

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Jan 9
2014
15 Nerve-racking Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

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Preparation is the zen of the job interview.

This is a guest post by Reese Jones. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

It’s the final judgment.

Each word you blurt out can decide the next years of your life.

This is how an important job interview usually plays out. For some, the stress alone could be their one way ticket to rejection and unemployment. For others who came prepared and confident, success in almost guaranteed.

While most job interviews can be rough, some are just plain nerve-racking.

One fine example of an interview from hell is the hiring process of McKinsey & Company. According to job database Glassdoor, the company starts off with a bang; asking the applicant a question straight out of a master’s degree thesis defense!

Below are some of the most terrifyingly difficult job interview questions and how to answer them.

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Nov 27
2013
Holiday Weekend Job Search Do’s and Don’ts

Can you afford to holiday from your job search on a holiday weekend?

Yes, you can. (And should!)

You might vacation, you might have extended family meals and you might have friends hosting house parties. Enjoy them all and keep these tips in mind.
Don’t

Don’t actively job search on a holiday weekend, unless you live in a country that has a holiday weekend every weekend (I’m looking at you, France, every May).

A recent study said that many people get their best ideas in the shower because:

A lot of dopamine is released in our brains. Triggers like exercising, listening to music, and, yes, taking a warm shower, contribute to increased dopamine flow.
We’re relaxed. When we have a relaxed state of mind, we’re more likely to turn attention inwards, able to make insightful connections.
We’re distracted. Distraction gives our brains a break so our subconscious can work on a problem more creatively.

Those conditions should hold true on holiday weekends too.

Not thinking about your job search could be the best thing for your job search.

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Nov 14
2013
How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

The older you get, the more it can happen to you.

One of the questions I get asked most is about overcoming ageism.

More specifically, older job seekers – 45 year olds and up – send in resumes that never get responses or worse, they show up to interviews only to hear that they’re overqualified.

With this happening every day, how are “super-experienced” job seekers supposed to cope? (Besides reading my 40 Tips for Job Seekers Over 40)

And what about sufferers of other forms of illegal recruiting discrimination based on gender, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual preference, political affiliation, etc.?

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