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When I diagnose problems clients have with their interview
strategy, I often notice they answer interview questions too
generally. They attempt to convey their fit for the job by
describing the personal attributes they think make them relevant
for the position. They explain they are team players, flexible and
good communicators; they claim they are passionate about their
work. But rarely do they g...
There’s only so much horn tooting one can do when
attempting to snag a new job. You could go on for ages about how
you’re perfect for this position and how you rocked your last
job. But often, it’s not until the recruiter or hiring
manager hears that same message from your references that your
claims become legit.
Most people understand that references are a necessary part of
A job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a
difficult one. I was reviewing a legal document at work the other
day and realized that the writer had set out to make the document
as complicated and long as possible (it was 150 pages, 145 of which
were not necessary). A job search is much the same. Don’t
over complicate the process. Focus on the necessary ingredients and
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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
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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Why are some people promoted to positions that bring out the
best in them, while their peers, who are equally talented, get left
behind in positions that do not allow them to flourish? Are there
secrets to a rewarding and satisfying career in the corporate
According to Gallup research, only twenty percent of people
are working in jobs that provide them the opportunity to excel...
Everyone gets fired at one time or another. That’s just
the way things work today. However, the question becomes what will
you do when you get fired?
Stages of Job Loss:
Your normal job performance
If your normal job performance is not considered to be at least
average to above average, you are more likely to be terminated in
tough times. No employer tries to hang on to employees who o...
Over the years as a recruiter and resume coach, I’ve
seen the consequences of poorly written resumes. Unfortunately,
most people don’t seek professional career help until they
experience the frustration of a long and fruitless job search.
It’s surprising how many of their problems can be traced to
the top five resume mistakes.
1. No resume focus
The most effective resumes ...