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May 2015


presented by Alkar Human Resources



This is one way to grab a hiring manager's attention (but definitely not the best). If you want to land the interview, use these tips to make your cover letter stand out -- in a good way!


Hard Work or Talent -- Which Gets You Ahead?

In this five-minute podcast, international speaker Laura Stack explains which is more important to developing new skills.


Ugh -- Coffee Breath!

Co-workers driving you nuts? Cramped conditions, work stress and personality clashes can amplify annoying work habits. Here are a few of the worst -- and tips for keeping your sanity.


It May Be Called "Small Talk"...

But it can have a huge impact on a potential employer's opinion of you! If you're not an expert in the art of conversation, use these tips to make a great impression:

  • Prepare an opening line. Before the interview, have an introductory statement ready to prevent awkward pauses or verbal blunders. "Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today," may be all you need to say.
  • Focus on the interviewer. If he volleys back into your court, ask a neutral question. "Did you have to juggle your schedule much to accommodate this interview?" Your interviewer wants to take control of the conversation; this presents a perfect opportunity for the transition.
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As your career partner, Alkar Human Resources can help you stand out -- and land the job you deserve. Call us today at 707-224-5468 to get started.

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