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Susan Pines
Author of "Shy Job Seeker" blog.
Author of "Shy Job Seeker" blog.

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Open Your Eyes to 5 Job Seeker Blind Spots
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog As a job seeker, you may have blind spots that prevent you from getting job interviews. Although you may feel you are doing everything you can in your job hunt, you may have areas where you need improvement but don’t see ...

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How to Answer Weird Job Interview Questions
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog Is it just me, or do employers seem to enjoy asking weird questions in job interviews? Most employers aren’t psychologists, so I doubt that they are trying to analyze you, although that is the feeling job seekers get from...

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3 Fast Resume Facelifts
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog Give your resume a fast facelift. If you are--or soon will be--job searching, be sure to spruce up your resume. Here are three tips for a fast resume facelift. Update your jobs, education, and
activities: Be sure to add y...

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When to Reject a Potential Employer
B y Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog How do you feel when an employer contacts you about a job
opening for which you’ve applied? Most people experience a variety of emotions,
including hope, excitement, and even anxiety. Many job hunters are eager to get

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Top 10 Shy Job Seeker Posts of All Time
B y Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog   This article represents my 101 st Shy Job Seeker
post. I hope this blog has been helpful to your job hunt and career over the
past few years. In honor of 100 Shy Job Seeker posts, I present the following list of
the to...

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6 Job Search Resolutions to Make Now
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog Many people want to lose weight, eat better, or improve
their personal finances in the new year. But if you are a job seeker, consider
resolutions that will shorten your job search and help you land a job that’s a
great f...

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Free Resource Helps Transitioning Service Members and Veterans Find Civilian Jobs
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog In honor of all veterans this Veterans Day, I am highlighting a free U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) resource that helps military veterans find civilian jobs and may be useful to other job seekers as well. The resource i...

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Don’t Ask These 5 Questions in Job Interviews
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog It is important to ask questions when you are being interviewed for a job. Thoughtful questions show interest and curiosity. They reflect a desire to learn about the opportunity, the employer’s expectations, the organizat...

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10 Signs of a Job Search Slacker
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog Some job seekers just can’t seem to get hired. Sure, they
are applying for jobs. But employers aren’t contacting them. Could it be these
job hunters aren’t putting much effort into their employment search? Job search slac...

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Encouraging Kids in Career Exploration
By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog This Bureau of Labor Statistics website helps  kids explore career interests and options. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut or a writer. I enjoyed writing. I spent hours in my bedroom with a legal pad and pen,...
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