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Fewer things are more deflating than scrolling through a job
description, feeling good about all the qualifications you meet,
until you see, “Creative and fictional writing experience
Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing
experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start
How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you
If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of
adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than
any other components of your search, are the events that will
determine your success.
You can prepare yourself by gaining a thorough knowledge of the
company, how the organization is positioned in the marketplace,
their major competitors and both the long and short-t...
One of the things I have observed throughout my years as a
career coach is that there are certain career myths that, try as I
might, I can’t seem to kill off.
Certain ill-founded career beliefs tend to resurrect themselves
again and again. Like a zombie, these myths appear to have a mind
of their own, and unfortunately, can do real damage to your
This month we will examine the top ca...
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At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you
may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this
question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well."
This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to
ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to
whether you want to work for this company.
Here are some rules and basic questio...
When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can
write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same
rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach
your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both
your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address.
Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email
Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most
studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about
Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to
any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into
trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean.
Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go
about their job-hunt: resumes, ...
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The interview follow-up letter is the last of the
essential tools in your job-hunting bag. This is for more than one
reason. The two obvious ones are the thank you and follow-up, and
the other important reason is to fill in any holes that you suspect
that you left open during the interview.
Write The Follow-Up Letter
Immediately: Once you return home, write the
follow-up letter the same day as th...
As a professional resume writer, here's a question I've
been asked at least twice a day for the past 10 years: "My job
search isn't working – what should I do?"
I've had to answer that question 10,950 times since 1996
(do the math). My answer is always the same, and it's always
simple: "Find out what you're doing wrong. Then fix it."
To find out what's wrong with your job search -- so you
Have you got an elevator pitch for yourself? Is it sharp, to the
point, and able to pique interest? In case you haven’t heard
of an elevator pitch, they are short speeches that you use to sell
yourself to a prospective employer. They get the name
‘elevator pitch’ because they are meant to take no
longer than a short ride in an elevator to deliver.
In a few seconds you should be a...