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Resume Readiness

By Terry Arndt

When’s the best time to update your resume? Not, it turns out, when you begin a new job search. At that point you should just be polishing your resume—tweaking it to match the job you’re applying for and proofreading it for errors. Nope, the time to update your resume is right now and always, whether you love your current job or are actively searching for another opportunity. Why...

I Have a Job Interview, Now What?

By Joey Trebif

Your work has paid off, you have a job interview – what now? Be prepared for your job interview. Many people think they can “wing it” but very few people can pull this off. There are thousands of articles on this topic (find more at jobdig.com or careeralley.com/tag/interviews/), but the basic points are generally the same. There are several types of interviews: initial interview...

Interview Strategies: How to Become a Job Offer Magnet

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Do you think selling yourself in a job interview is “selling out?” I hear this from clients from time to time: “I hate the idea of marketing to prospective employers. I am just me. I shouldn’t have to ‘sell myself’ to get a job!” I think the problem is that our definition of marketing conjures up feelings of going against our authentic selves. After ...

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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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Is Your Resume Missing These 5 Must Haves?

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

Making sure your résumé is a powerful marketing document is a wise investment in your career. It can set you apart from your competition, maximize the amount of interviews you land and ultimately play into how much a company offers you. After all, you are negotiating with potential employers from the moment you connect with them to the time the offer is made. So everything t...

The Perfect Cover Letter... Yummy!

By Barbara Wulf

The cover letter is like the icing on a cake.You baked the cake when you prepared your resume, now it’s time to top it off.Just like icing on a cake gives “eye appeal,” the cover letter is the first thing an employer will see before reviewing your resume.The cover letter is one more opportunity for the employer to look at who you are and for you to briefly prese...

5 Tips to Boost Confidence for a Job Interview

By Leslie Truex

Rejection is no fun, and it’s why many people don’t venture out to try things that might lead to hearing “no." But when it comes to employment, you don’t usually have a choice about being in a position to be rejected. Most employers want to see and talk to you before deciding whether or not to hire you. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to boost your confidence ...