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6 Interview Tips to Get the Job — and 6 People Doing It Wrong

For the majority of candidates, the job interview is the most difficult portion of the hiring process. You’re under the gun to make a strong impression. And research we’ve conducted shows that you don’t have a lot of time to do so. Sixty percent hiring managers form an opinion of job seekers in 10 minutes or less. Almost one in five (18 percent) do it in half that time. With that in mind, here are six interview tips for the next time you’re across the desk from a potential employer — and six people who are doing it wrong, according to managers we’ve surveyed. 

5 Key but Lesser-Known Requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

The basic requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are relatively well-known, having been in effect for more than a decade now. Section 302, which requires that the CEO and CFO personally attest to and sign quarterly and annual financial statements, subject to criminal prosecution for false attestation, has received significant media coverage.

Resumania™: Watch Every Word When Writing a Resume

When writing a resume, the spell-check function can be your best friend. But don’t rely on it entirely. As we all know, it won’t catch every error. In particular, it’s unlikely to flag a word that is spelled correctly but used incorrectly.

Office Politics and How to Rise Above the Drama

It doesn’t take long after joining the workforce to realize there’s more to professional success as an administrative professional than following the employee handbook. Even at the best of companies, you must be adept at dealing with office politics: those unspoken rules that help you work well with others and get ahead.