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Can a cover letter really win you an interview? Isn’t that
supposed to be the job of the resume? A resume isn’t the sole
determining factor in whether you get the interview. A cover letter
absolutely can play a deciding role in securing an interview, and
I’m going to share with you three secrets that we utilize in
the cover letters we write for our clients that generate immediate...
Most of us want to be more successful. That is just the way we
are. However, only some of us are willing to do what it takes.
Importantly, we can all be more successful by paying close
attention to the five secrets described below.
Success is a choice that we make.
Each of us have natural talents, skills and abilities. When you
become aware of your strengths and recognize what you c...
Do you think your resume has what it takes to catch the
attention of employers? According to a
CareerBuilder survey, one in six hiring managers spend 30
seconds or less reviewing resumes. After knowing this, do you still
believe your resume has what it takes to score an interview?
When it comes to writing a
resume, job seekers feel pressured to make it “sound
good.” This means they w...
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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 p...
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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I’m often asked what is the single most valuable feature
a candidate brings to the table when competing for a job.
I remember when I was recruiting, a candidate that emerged
with this wonderful intangible of wide eyed determination always
jumped out and became a good prospect for me to present to my
client. Not always the most polished perhaps, or educated, or
experienced, but ...
With over 500,000 people losing their jobs in the month of
November 2008, and over 10 million unemployed in the United States
to date, the thought of acquiring a job can almost seem hopeless.
But it’s not. Companies are still hiring, jobs are still
available, and you can have one – as long as you don’t
But what do you do in the meantime to keep yourself occupied?
Your job search is a lot like a startup business, when you
think about it.
For a startup to succeed, it must find a need in the
marketplace, develop a solution, and then sell that
For your search, the need you must find is a job opening,
the solution is you (as an employee), and the actions you take to
sell yourself (in this case, to employers) will determine whether
you succeed or...