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How Do I Use Resume Keywords to Land a New Career?

By Julie Walraven

A reader asked “What if you are entering into a new field in which you have no experience? I want to get into the admin/receptionist/secretary field, but all of my earlier jobs are unrelated. I have no clue how to use keywords.” My advice? Think very hard because if you have no experience and no expertise in that area, you won’t be able to convince an employer that you can handle...

8 Reasons To Turn On Your Job Interview Swag

By Olivia Adams

Congratulations! You’ve just landed that long-aspired job interview. Have the nerves kicked in yet? What if you blow it? Don’t think like that! Instead, crank up the radio and listen to 50 Cent. A recent study [1] revealed listening to powerful music, like hip hop and rap, empowers job seekers for the interview process. It’s not hard to see why. After hearing Kanye and other arti...

The real cost of job hunting might leave you in shock

By Stephanie Anderson

It’s no secret that searching for a new job takes a lot of time and energy. Beyond dedication and determination, finding a new position often requires a financial investment as well. So how much cold hard cash do you need to land the job of your dreams? While the numbers vary from one person to the next, here’s some insight into the expenses that many people incur as they seek out a ne...

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

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 pr...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

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 it. 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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3 Ways to Prove You're The One to Hire

By Kevin Donlin

What’s the best way to get hired for the job you really want, in any economy? Prove that you’re the best person for that job. And a great way to do that is to start working -- before you’re hired. How do you do it? Let me explain with three mini-case studies that won jobs … 1) Start work BEFORE the interview “Six candidates were interviewing for a sales position in At...

Gut Wrencher Interviews

By John Putzier

Dear WOW: I have been going on some job interviews lately, and it seems like I've been getting a lot of tricky questions from the interviewers. I don't know if the questions are even legitimate, but they sure do try to steer me into no-win answers. For example, one interviewer asked me to describe my worst boss. What's the point of that? Another one asked me what I would most like to change about ...

SCAMPER For Your Next Job

By Kevin Donlin

You can learn a lot from books. The solution to almost any problem can be found in a book somewhere, and that includes problems you may be having with your job search. In fact, there’s one book I’ve used since 1996 to generate creative new ideas -- at will -- to produce job-hunting breakthroughs for my clients and readers. Here’s the funny part: It’s not even a book. ItR...