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Nowadays, it seems like everything is tethered to the internet.
Most of us can’t go a whole day without checking our email or
logging into our various social media accounts, and that’s
because a big part of our lives in the 2014 world are lived online.
As you probably have already learned, this is a double-edged sword.
Living a portion of our lives online makes it easier than ever
I overheard a conversation on the train recently and it went
something like this:
“He was just lucky. It was a cold call and he had no idea
this would turn into such a huge client. Just dumb luck.”
I believe that we create our own luck. The odds
of winning the lottery are 175 million to one. The odds of an
average golfer making a hole in one are 12,500 to one and a tour
According to Jobvite, an online recruiting platform that
surveyed employer social media use in 2013, 94% of recruiters use
or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts and 78% of
recruiters have made a hire through social media. However, many
people use social media for personal reasons that can make it
difficult to attract an employer or, depending on what is posted,
could turn them o...
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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...
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...
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
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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Job search have you down in the
dumps?Frustrated?Feeling borderline hopeless that
you’ll never get the interview or another offer?If
you’re unemployed, about to be laid off, or just in an
endless search for a new role or opportunity, at times the process
can seem daunting, overwhelming, or even frustrating.Today, I
want to be your cheerleader and hopefully provi...
If you haven’t interviewed for a job in awhile, you
may be surprised when you are asked to do a phone interview first.
Most companies are using a phone interview to speed up the hiring
The purpose of the phone interview is to cut down the pile
of applicants to the chosen few, who will make it past the screen
to get a face-to-face interview. Because employers are pushe...
If you've been looking for a job for any length of time, you'll
notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why
is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience?
If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes you need to
make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do that?
Further Your Education
Many job postings today '.$cal_switch.'require' degree...