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When’s the best time to update your resume? Not, it turns
out, when you begin a new job search. At that point you should just
be polishing your resume—tweaking it to match the job
you’re applying for and proofreading it for errors. Nope, the
time to update your resume is right now and always, whether you
love your current job or are actively searching for another
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
Do you think selling yourself in a job interview is
“selling out?” I hear this from clients from time to
time: “I hate the idea of marketing to prospective employers.
I am just me. I shouldn’t have to ‘sell myself’
to get a job!”
I think the problem is that our definition of marketing conjures
up feelings of going against our authentic selves. After ...
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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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Making sure your résumé is a powerful marketing
document is a wise investment in your career. It can set you apart
from your competition, maximize the amount of interviews you land
and ultimately play into how much a company offers you.
After all, you are negotiating with potential employers
from the moment you connect with them to the time the offer is
made. So everything t...
The cover letter is like the icing on a cake.You
baked the cake when you prepared your resume, now it’s time
to top it off.Just like icing on a cake gives “eye
appeal,” the cover letter is the first thing an employer will
see before reviewing your resume.The cover letter is one more
opportunity for the employer to look at who you are and for you to
Rejection is no fun, and it’s why many people don’t
venture out to try things that might lead to hearing “no."
But when it comes to employment, you don’t usually have a
choice about being in a position to be rejected. Most employers
want to see and talk to you before deciding whether or not to hire
you. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to boost your