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Don't Let the Requirements Spook You

By Sarah Landrum

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 required.” Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start over. How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you ...

How To Ace The Trickiest Interview Questions

By Mary Eileen Williams

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...

Zombie Career Advice – How to Save Yourself from It

By Kathleen Winsor Games

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 career. This month we will examine the top ca...

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Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

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 pr...

Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

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 it. 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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What is Stopping the "Yes" in Your Job Search?

By Julie Walraven

Consider this: You applied for 100 jobs, you interviewed with 25, and you were a finalist in four positions. One company cancelled the position. In the three other jobs, you lost out to someone else. This is frustrating, depressing, and makes you think you are never going to find a job. What could be in the way of the yes? Let’s examine some of the potential issues: Are you being defensive ...

Are You Setting Unattainable Goals?

By Julie Walraven

Not long ago, I talked about goals versus resolutions and how it is important to not use January 1st as the only time you set goals. There are many ways to look at goal-setting and some people don’t even like the word, “goal.” I do, though, because I find that far too many people don’t operate from a goal-focused perspective. Working with job seekers for more than half my l...

What You Should Know about Writing an Executive Resume

By Heather Eagar

If you have worked your way up the corporate ladder from an entry-level position to that of a professional – and now executive – you know how different the world can look at each stage in the game. As an executive, a lot more is expected of you, and probably no one is a harsher critic of you than yourself. You know how important it is to exude perfection with everything you do, ...