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Understand the Company's Brand

By Debra Benton

In the past, I’ve written about the questions you will likely get asked in an interview. This week I’m suggesting the questions that you could and should be asking in the interview: What kind of person do you want for this position? What’s important about the person you hire? How many people have held this position in the last two years? Would you describe a typical workday and...

The Secret Formula to Finding a Job You Love

By Olivia Adams

Wouldn’t life be perfect if you could wave a magic wand and immediately have a job you love? This is a wish many people would love to have granted, but it’s not always possible to achieve. Finding a job you love can sometimes be a life-long journey, but there are some steps you can take to get closer to the dream you want to live. Although there isn’t a magic formula for immediat...

Something Missing on Your LinkedIn Profile?

By Patricia Edwards

As an educated and informed job seeker, you know that your LinkedIn profile is as crucial as your resume. You have added detail and you look at it one last time before declaring it as “final:” Photo uploaded? Headline under your photo? Contact information? Experience? Skills and endorsements? Recommendations? Member (and participate in) groups? Missing something? 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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Questions on references, age discrimination, and outdated skills

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I have a question regarding references. I was laid off from my last position after being there 7 years as part of a reduction in force of about 10 employees out of 300. In the past, my boss and I didn’t see eye to eye on certain issues and I do not want to use him as a reference. He’s the type of person who always remembers negative situa...

Career Transition Step 1: Take a "Transition" Job

By Keri Coffman-Thiede

Have you ever noticed how your job can be all consuming, even when you dont like your job, or perhaps I should say, especially when you don't like it. When this happens, a huge portion of your time, focus and energy is going toward something you don't even like! I found myself living in this nightmare a few years ago and I often caught myself saying things like, "This just doesn't make sense to be...

Resume profiling: A better objective

By Marshall Brown

Some people say I should have an objective at the top of my resume. Others have said "no." What do you think? Assuming you already are working and not looking at your first entry-level position, I suggest that you DO NOT use an objective. Look at it this way: Why else would you be applying for the position if it wasn¹t your "objective" to get it? Instead, I suggest using a "summary of qualifi...