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A Student’s Job Search Capability Is Only As Good As The Training Received

By Bob Roth

College leaders need to recognize that they play a critical role in the employment success of their students. If students do not receive ongoing, high quality and comprehensive job search preparation training and counseling throughout their entire (2, 4 or 6 year) college experience, it is highly unlikely that they will conduct an effective search for employment. No college leader should expect st...

Two Ways To Improve the Odds in Your Favor

By Nance Rosen

Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. Improving your odds of winning—being lucky and landing a fantastic job, well-paying new clients, a sold-out audience for your workshop, a big promotion or bonus depends on preparation and opportunity. AKA luck. That’s why some people are always lucky. And, some people have no luck. There is a trap door you may haven’t falle...

Dilemmas Facing Executives Changing Careers

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Being in the role of executive can be a fulfilling and busy position. But even with the level of depth an executive has within their organization, there is always the possibility of a career change. Proactive and successful companies are always seeking excellent talent. If you wish to be in a position to be offered employment, the company seeking the prospective employee needs to identify you as b...

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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...

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...

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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Finding a Job After 50

By Susan Morem

Dear Sue: I am approaching 50 and have been unemployed for several months. I am beginning to think I may never find the type of job I want. I never thought I'd be unemployable at my age, but it is difficult for people my age to get and keep a job. What can I do? - Older, wiser, and unemployed Sue Says: Age affects all of us. There is no "perfect" age and no better time than the present to accept t...

Checklist: Does Your Resume Do Its Job?

By Tim Windhof

To stay current in my resume writing business, I sift through a large amount of resume help articles every week. I am actually guilty of adding a few posts to the plethora of articles myself. However, lately I started to get the feeling that job seekers might be simply overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information of “How-to” advice. That’s why I took a step back and...

Tell Employers What They Want to Hear

By Kevin Donlin

Finding a job can be a lot like running for public office … without the lying, pandering or attack ads, that is. To succeed in both arenas, you need to tell people what they want to hear, then convince them you’re the one who can deliver as promised. When it comes to telling employers what they want to hear, you can never go wrong if you emphasize “You-ability” in everythin...