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8 Benefits of a Video Resume

By Jasmine Peyton

A video resume is a rather modern trend that job seekers pursue to stand out among others. A video resume gives a more precise description of your personality or attitude than the conventional hard-copy resume. With a video resume, it is easier for candidates to present themselves before prospective employer. Moreover, it also helps employers assess the candidacy of a candidate that would have bee...

Take Control of Your Job Interview

By Terry Arndt

This is a guest author posting featured on www.collegetransitionpublishing.com Job interview season is quickly approaching! If you’ve been to your campus career center lately, you probably have noticed upcoming job fairs and on-campus interviews. Throughoutthe next several months, you will no doubt encounter some job search adversity while speaking with employers. One of the majo...

Three Secrets to Interview-Winning Cover Letters

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

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...

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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 p...

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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Boring Old Resume Objective VS. Interview-Winning Branding Statement - You Decide Who Wins

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

If you brand it will they come? While it may sound like one big field of dreams, a carefully crafted and customized personal brand will not only convey your value and define your vision it will also offer a unique perspective to prospective employers and hiring managers. It's all about marketing yourself in the way that is going to get you noticed and essentially get you the job. You might be temp...

20 Habits of Highly Effective Job Seekers in a Down Market (Part 1)

By Ford R. Myers

Even in a down market, job seekers and employees are not powerless or without recourse. In fact, you have more control over your career circumstances than you might think. I’ve developed specific strategies and tactics that consistently generate powerful results for job seekers, even when it seems that “no one’s hiring.” 1. Network, network, network Continually increase yo...

Don't Answer Questions At Your Interview - Tell Stories Instead

By Joe Turner

Many years ago when I hated what I was doing for a living, I was encouraged by my career coach to write down several short stories about times and events in my life when I influenced the outcome.I was stumped at first, but after a few days, I came up with over 15 pages of stories of times in my life when I influenced the outcome and either grew myself and/or bettered the existence of others ...