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Life for the new college grad can be expensive. As you emerge
into the working world, there are many things you want to buy to
fit into your new professional life. You find yourself
rationalizing expenses. ‘You know, having a car would really
make the commute into work a whole lot more comfortable… And
I need some new clothes. It’s not like I can wear my holey
jeans to work…...
You don’t understand networking? No surprise there, many
people don’t understand networking or have a total
misconception of what it is and how it works. True networking has
never been hard for me but that is because I like people and I have
this innate desire to help people that bubbles out all the time. I
am told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, which gets tricky as an
As a career coach, I’ve helped hundreds of job seekers
take the pain out of the job hunt and find the career path
that’s best for them. While each person’s situation and
goals are different, I’ve found five common mistakes to avoid
for a more effective job search.
1. Relying on Online Strategies
Online job boards and networking groups have become the new
landscape for job s...
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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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Your work has paid off, you have a job interview – what
now? Be prepared for your job interview. Many people think they can
“wing it” but very few people can pull this off. There
are thousands of articles on this topic (find more at jobdig.com or
careeralley.com/tag/interviews/), but the basic points are
generally the same. There are several types of interviews: initial
One of the most stressful parts of looking for a job is the
financial hardship that often comes with being unemployed. Nannies
who are on the hunt for a new job have the option to earn extra
money while they search by babysitting or temp nannying. Taking on
temp jobs brings in a steady stream of income while still allowing
you time to interview for a full-time position. Here are some tips
Job hunters can be very passive: posting resumes on job boards
instead of frequently searching them; letting inept recruiters
contact them instead of finding recruiters who make things happen;
being too optimistic about a job prospect, saying "I might as well
check it out - why not?" and then saying "I knew that. Why did I