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College leaders need to recognize that they play a critical role
in the employment success of their students. If students do not
receive ongoing, high quality and comprehensive job search
preparation training and counseling throughout their entire (2, 4
or 6 year) college experience, it is highly unlikely that they will
conduct an effective search for employment.
No college leader should expect st...
Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.
Improving your odds of winning—being lucky and landing a
fantastic job, well-paying new clients, a sold-out audience for
your workshop, a big promotion or bonus depends on preparation and
opportunity. AKA luck.
That’s why some people are always lucky. And, some people
have no luck. There is a trap door you may haven’t falle...
Being in the role of executive can be a fulfilling and busy
position. But even with the level of depth an executive has within
their organization, there is always the possibility of a career
Proactive and successful companies are always seeking excellent
talent. If you wish to be in a position to be offered employment,
the company seeking the prospective employee needs to identify you
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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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Dear Sue: I am approaching 50 and have been
unemployed for several months. I am beginning to think I may never
find the type of job I want. I never thought I'd be unemployable at
my age, but it is difficult for people my age to get and keep a
job. What can I do?
- Older, wiser, and unemployed
Sue Says: Age affects all of us. There is no
"perfect" age and no better time than the present to accept t...
To stay current in my resume writing business, I sift through a
large amount of resume help articles every week. I am actually
guilty of adding a few posts to the plethora of articles myself.
However, lately I started to get the feeling that job seekers might
be simply overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information of
That’s why I took a step back and...
Finding a job can be a lot like running for public office
… without the lying, pandering or attack ads, that
To succeed in both arenas, you need to tell people what
they want to hear, then convince them you’re the one who can
deliver as promised.
When it comes to telling employers what they want to hear,
you can never go wrong if you emphasize “You-ability”