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Informational Interviews: The What, Why and How

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

Informational interviews: They’re pretty much the opposite of that Kanye-Taylor phone exchange. And nothing like when Britney was asked about Taylor (and forgot she had met her twice). And they don’t even closely resemble this awkward “interview” with Tom Hiddleston… about Taylor Swift.

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Job or Career? How to Decide Which is Right for You

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who entertain and the ones who observe job people and career people. Neither one is better than the other – it’s simply a matter of personal preference. After all, not everyone feels the need or desire to work their way up the corporate ladder, while others dream of having a corner office with a view and an executive job title.

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What To Do When Your Boss Takes Credit for Your Work

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Having 99 problems at work is nothing new — but what do you do if your boss is a problem? Specifically, what if your boss keeps taking credit for work that you have put your blood, sweat and tears to create? This can be a tough spot to find yourself in, but the good news is there may be a few things you can do about it.

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15 Jobs for People Who Don’t Like People

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

It’s not that you don’t like people, per se. It’s just that you’ve never gone to a networking event and thought, “Well, this should be fun!” You’d rather spend a quiet night in with a few friends – or by yourself – than go to a crowded bar. You go out of your way to avoid small talk. A part of you really identifies with Sheldon Cooper.

In short, you’re not a people person. And that’s okay. Some people just aren’t built that way. Fortunately for you, there are a slew of lucrative career opportunities that don’t require a lot of customer interaction and group collaboration.

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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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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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