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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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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
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...
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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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 ...
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...
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, ...