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The Pros and Cons of Conducting Interviews Online

By Brad Squibb

As technology continues to expand at an increasingly fast rate, it will come as no surprise that the often tedious process of interviewing candidates is changing dramatically as well. What used to require a long series of in-person interviews is now being replaced by online meetings instead. Since 2011, the use of video interviews has risen 49 percent, according to Tod...

4 Ways Your Job Search Is Like Dating

By Alex Macksoud

Dating and job hunting may seem like two entirely different things, but they have more in common than you’d think. If you’re good at one, chances are you can transfer some of those skills to the other. You may not have thought about how dating and job search can be intertwined, so to help you, here are four ways the two can be used to get your dream job. 1. Don’t burn bridges wit...

6 Commonly Misused Words on Your Resume

By Eric Uhland

How many times have you not received that interview call because you used a nonexistent word in your cover letter or resume? Or because you used the entirely wrong word in your LinkedIn profile? Or an incorrect word form in the thank you letter? You’ll never know. Your writing skills are your all-important introduction to a hiring manager. And like it or not, that person is going to evaluate...

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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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Should You Be Worried About Age Discrimination?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Almost every client I work with who’s above the age of 40 asks the same question at some point: Do I need to make myself look younger on my resume? The fear that they are being skipped over for younger candidates is clearly a widespread concern among today’s job seekers. While I certainly encourage those with 30 or more years of work experience to only include what’s most releva...

Tell the employer what is relevant, and no more

By Teena Rose

Avoid writing your resume for one position and failing to modify it for others — especially when that position requires a distinct or different set of skills. It's likely you have the skills for varying positions, but the key skills outlined in Job B (compared to Job A) may be buried by irrelevant or unrelated details. Tweak each resume, telling the hiring company what they need ...

Commit To It: Take Control Of Your Career

By Mary Rosenbaum

How committed are you to managing your career? Too often we get stuck in the routine of doing our job. With a 24/7 mentality in most work places it seems daunting enough to just get the work done well without having to think about the future. The past recession (many believe we are in recovery mode) taught us not to be complacent about our careers, jobs, and businesses. But with layoffs in what s...