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Three Secrets to Interview-Winning Cover Letters

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Can a cover letter really win you an interview? Isn’t that supposed to be the job of the resume? A resume isn’t the sole determining factor in whether you get the interview. A cover letter absolutely can play a deciding role in securing an interview, and I’m going to share with you three secrets that we utilize in the cover letters we write for our clients that generate immediate...

Secrets of Success

By Bob Roth

Most of us want to be more successful. That is just the way we are. However, only some of us are willing to do what it takes. Importantly, we can all be more successful by paying close attention to the five secrets described below. Success is a choice that we make. 1. Recognition Each of us have natural talents, skills and abilities. When you become aware of your strengths and recognize what you c...

How To Write a Concise Resume

By Olivia Adams

Do you think your resume has what it takes to catch the attention of employers? According to a CareerBuilder survey, one in six hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less reviewing resumes. After knowing this, do you still believe your resume has what it takes to score an interview? When it comes to writing a resume, job seekers feel pressured to make it “sound good.” This means they w...

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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 p...

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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Determination is Better Than Perseverance

By Chet Baker

I’m often asked what is the single most valuable feature a candidate brings to the table when competing for a job. I remember when I was recruiting, a candidate that emerged with this wonderful intangible of wide eyed determination always jumped out and became a good prospect for me to present to my client. Not always the most polished perhaps, or educated, or experienced, but ...

Waiting for Job Opportunities - How to Keep Yourself Occupied

By Heather Eagar

With over 500,000 people losing their jobs in the month of November 2008, and over 10 million unemployed in the United States to date, the thought of acquiring a job can almost seem hopeless. But it’s not. Companies are still hiring, jobs are still available, and you can have one – as long as you don’t give up. But what do you do in the meantime to keep yourself occupied? ...

Your Job Search as a Startup?

By Kevin Donlin

Your job search is a lot like a startup business, when you think about it. For a startup to succeed, it must find a need in the marketplace, develop a solution, and then sell that solution. For your search, the need you must find is a job opening, the solution is you (as an employee), and the actions you take to sell yourself (in this case, to employers) will determine whether you succeed or...