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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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Energy-The Missing Ingredient for Job Applicants & Presenters

By Dianna Booher

I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to energy. Why some people have it, and others don’t. How it explodes from some people, and how you can’t coax it from others. How it benefits those who have it, and how it limits those who lack it. Sixteen-year-old Mason recently confided that he’d aced his first interview for a part-time job and had a call-back for the second int...


By Judi Perkins

An interview is a two-way street.It’s not only important for the interviewer to learn if you fit them, but you need to find out if the company fits you.You also need to know if there are potential problems lurking behind the scenes.Most job seekers go to an interview prepared with questions, but not the ones which will ferret out the type of information they need to know be...

Your Next Job: I Want to Work for a "People Oriented" Company

By Judi Perkins

Let's face it - while we go to the office to work, no one is expected to keep their head down the entire time they're at the office -- not speak to anyone else, forego the occasional cigarette break if they're a smoker. Yet companies productivity out of their employees - that's why they're paying you! No talking or socializing at all is one extreme, while the other one is that you can talk to whom...