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The Perfect Job? It’s about Fit

By Patricia Edwards

Having had countless opportunities to select ideal employees for successful companies, I now love to share my “inside” information with job seekers. Unfortunately, I have heard this so many times from managers: “The candidate seemed so ideal for the job…” Impressive resume and background Dressed and spoke the part perfectly Warm smile & firm handshake Great answe...

The Professional You

By Lavie Margolin

Have you ever thought of “The Professional You?” When we want to maintain a professional impression, it is important that everything that we do carries a professional theme. You may make a great impression on the day of the interview but it does not end there. Think of your job search as an overall advertising/marketing campaign. Here are some examples: 1. Your phone Do you have an ans...

Get Hired: How to Appear More Confident

By Katie Konrath

When applying for a job today, it’s essential to appear confident in your communications with the hiring manager. Everyone knows that “looking the part” is important. That’s why job seekers wear nice clothes, style their hair professionally and obsess over the design of resumes. But even when they’re fixating on details such as the style of bullet to use in their resu...

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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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Developing the Right Resume and Attitude for an Uncertain Economy

By Heather Eagar

There is no doubt that our current economy is a little scary to say the least. Companies are laying off in mass numbers while gas, food, and energy costs are reaching record highs. It can be very difficult to maintain sanity in the midst of such uncertainty, let alone think about finding a job. But with responsibilities like bills and family always present, one must learn to keep pushing forward. ...

I Just Got Hired for a Role that Never Existed

By Nimish Thakkar

The “Hidden Job Market” refers to over 75% job openings that are never advertised. Yes, the employment ads (online and offline) account for just a small fraction of openings that actually exist. As a career coach and resume writer, I have observed that most of these jobs are filled through networking and other internal channels that job seekers rarely care to exploit. The...

The Best Time to Write a Resume

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Imagine for a moment that you’ve just heard the dreaded words, “We’re going to have to let you go.” A lot of people have heard this phrase over the last several years, and most have probably reacted with some degree of panic: How am I going to pay my bills? Where am I going to go? What am I going to do? Obviously, this frame of mind is not a great launching point for...