All posts by Biron Clark

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Want to Give Perfect Job Interview Answers? Less is More

Most career advisers tell you to elaborate on your answers in a job interview. Up to a point they’re right, but you can go too far in that direction. Carrying on for too long and giving roundabout answers can be just as bad as giving the one word answers that we’re taught to avoid at […]

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How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: https://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … If you have a gap in your recent employment history, part of your effort in preparing for a  job interview should be to organize your thoughts and decide how you’ll explain the gap to hiring managers. Having an employment gap isn’t a deal breaker (especially if […]

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How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: https://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and […]

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Does Your Resume Really Need an Objective?

An objective is often one of the first things listed on a resume. It sometimes appears before crucial information such as recent jobs, technical skills, and educational background. But why? Is your resume objective really telling the hiring manager anything substantial? Will the hiring manager even read it? Do you even need an objective on […]

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Questions to Ask a Recruiter

5 Great Questions to Ask a Recruiter

Just like any interview, if you’re going to be talking to a recruiter, you need some great questions to ask them. This article will show you 5 great questions to ask a recruiter in that first conversation. These questions will help you impress them and will provide you with two types of important information: 1. […]

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Interview Tips: 5 Basic Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

Properly preparing for a job interview is an essential step if you want to stand out and increase the chances that you’ll be chosen for the position. Whether it’s a introductory phone interview or the second round of face to face interviews, knowing how to prepare for a job interview can be the difference between […]

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Higher Base Salary Vs. Bonus: Which Is Better And Why?

There are many opportunities to negotiate a new salary structure. You get a chance to do this every time you change companies, and also when you change roles within your company or decide to ask for a promotion or ask for a raise at work. So what should you focus on… a higher base salary or bonus? I’m […]

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The Best Time To Look For A Job (This Might Surprise You!)

The absolute best time to look for a job is when you already have a job that you enjoy. It sounds crazy, but it’s true… You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can […]

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4 Compelling Arguments For Trying A Career In Sales

4 Compelling Arguments For a Career in Sales

The stereotype of sales jobs is often that they’re reserved for extroverts, former athletes, and extremely loud people that love being in the company of others at all times. The truth is that there isn’t just one type of person that excels at a career in sales. There are many successful salespeople who are quiet, […]

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The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

I tend to write more about HR-related subjects, but the debt ceiling seems to be everyone’s focus right now. Since it effects every worker and business owner in the country (and potentially globally), I wanted to help clarify the 3 most common debt ceiling myths that I hear bouncing around. As a disclaimer, I’m not […]

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How To Make A Career Change

How To Make A Career Change: 3 Starting Steps

Making a career change isn’t easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, you also shouldn’t feel trapped in your career if you’re not enjoying it. There are a lot of options out there! This 3-step guide on how to make a career change should help if you do decide to take the leap. Before we […]

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How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. You will usually report directly to one person but might be working on projects with a few other people. This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself and get […]

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