Master These Social Skills to Get the Job

Did you think technical skills (or hard skills) were all you need to get the job you want? Think again! For sure, you need specific technical skills for some jobs, or you’ll have to get them through on-the-job training. Social skills (or soft skills), however, are a different matter. Social skills show who you are and how well you get along with others.

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Dress for the Interview

Did you know that what you wear to your interview could help make or break your presentation? Well, it’s true. It once was so easy to select an interview outfit—the rule of thumb was, wear your Sunday clothes. Today, however, even Sunday clothes aren’t what they used to be. In fact, some might even say they’re down-right questionable! So if the Sunday clothes standard is no more, now what? Fret not and follow these updated rules:

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How to Job Hunt in the 21st Century

Job hunting used to be so simple: pay a visit to a company you heard was hiring, fill out an application on site, turn it into a manager who was waiting nearby for you to finish, hand that manager your resume and application and talk with him/her about your qualifications, and then agree to wait a few days for a decision to schedule a formal interview or to decline your application. That was it—simple.

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How to Study to Reduce Test Anxiety

Few people enjoy taking tests, and the very idea actually terrifies some. Unfortunately, test taking is a part of life with which everyone has to deal. No matter how you feel about test taking, just remember that preparation is the key.  When you study well, you set yourself up for a better test-taking experience and better results. Follow these recommendations to study more thoroughly for your next test.

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Test Taking Tactics to Help You Pass

In our How to Study Well Tip you learned how to study better. Now, let’s look at how to test better. The two go hand in hand toward helping you get those better results on tests. Remember, though, that even if you give studying and test-taking your best effort, you may not get the results you want all the time. What you will get every time, though, is practice—that is the more you exercise good study habits and test-taking tactics, the more skilled you will become at both. Now, enough pep talk; let’s get ready to take that test!

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