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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
Would you describe a typical workday and...
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...
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
Headline under your photo?
Skills and endorsements?
Member (and participate in) groups?
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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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We all know 2009 was a devastating year economically for the
US.The good news is that this year, 2010, may promise
recovery in some sectors.The bad news is that the high
unemployment rate will continue to be with us for quite some
Sure, there will be fewer jobs available, but that doesn't
mean there won't be opportunities.Companies still do business
and they st...
When you work with as many folks as I have over the years, you
begin to wonder why it is that so many working people are unhappy.
In all honesty, my opinion is that they have never really
considered their work in the larger context of a career. Performing
a job from paycheck to paycheck is neither rewarding nor
empowering. Even the terms “job” and
“career” hold very ...
The purpose of providing references is to close the
deal.It isn’t to find out if you are telling the truth
about your dates of employment, verify if you have the proper
skills or even assure the hiring authority he’s making the
right decision to hire you -- though each reason
If a company is having difficulty deciding which of two
individuals to make an offer to, ref...