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Resumes (in some form or other) have been
around for almost as long as people have looked for jobs. Rumor has
it that Leonardo da Vinci created the first professional profile in
1492. In the early days, resumes were mostly used as a letter
of introduction. Fast forward to the early 1900s and resumes
started to look much like today’s resumes. Before the
digital age, resumes were t...
Your resume is obviously an important part of any job
application. But here’s what successful job seekers know:
Your cover letter can make or break a job application.
Your resume is important as it sets out your relevant
experience and job history. And you should make sure (wherever
possible) to tailor it to the application in hand. But a cover
letter is where you can really go i...
Is your resume brand-driven? In other words,
does it market you as a brand, in the same way that companies
market a product or service? A brand-driven resume will make it
easy for an employer to see the differences between you and another
Types of Personal Branding
Communicating your personal brand can be accomplished three
ways; visually, verbally, or through strategic, targeted conten...
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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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What to put on a resume can be daunting, frustrating, and
Will I cover all the bases? Will my accomplishments come across?
How long should my resume be? And, what format? The stress and
anxiety builds inside and doesn't subside.
Resumes scare even the most seasoned worker. There are rules,
both perceived and real, that leave people confused and afraid to
get it wrong.
Whether you need a...
Most of what you hear about Facebook while looking for a job
involves keeping your information as private as possible from
potential employers. While this is good advice, Facebook can
also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller
companies post their job ads on their Facebook pages.
If you are looking for work at a smaller local company,
“liking” their Facebook pag...
Ever had a new job just sort of fall into your lap?
I'll bet it's happened at least once to you or someone you
Perhaps you got a phone call from an old friend who referred you
to a hiring manager. Or an email from a relative urging you to
apply at their company.
Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to "attract" more job
opportunities like this?
Well, I believe there is.
I believe that job...