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How to Cultivate Relationships to Energize Your Job Search

By Julie Walraven

Let me explain how critical relationship building is to job search. Some of my clients are very open to using social media marketing in their job search, some understand the basics of relationship management, but not many have mastered the art of nurturing relationships throughout their lifetime that produce benefits for both parties. Where do you start building relationships? Ideally, you have d...

6 Out-of-the-Box Job Search Ideas That Worked

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

I am constantly striving to educate my clients, and the general job seeking public, that sitting at home scrolling through the job boards all day is NOT the way to find a job. I’ve published many articles on hidden job market strategies, and over the past week, I have been taking a microscopic look at individual job seeker success stories. Today, I’m bringing you six very short and ver...

8 Email Mistakes Most Job Seekers Make

By Olivia Adams

Email is one of the most common forms of communication when reaching out to employers. Whether you’re sending a job application or inquiring about networking opportunities, it’s likely you’ll send an email to a recruiter or hiring manager. When it comes to writing emails to employers, the email you send to a hiring manager is the first impression you make. As you write your next ...

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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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What is Stopping the "Yes" in Your Job Search?

By Julie Walraven

Consider this: You applied for 100 jobs, you interviewed with 25, and you were a finalist in four positions. One company cancelled the position. In the three other jobs, you lost out to someone else. This is frustrating, depressing, and makes you think you are never going to find a job. What could be in the way of the yes? Let’s examine some of the potential issues: Are you being defensive ...

Five Tips For a Successful Job Search

By Heather Eagar

Everyone who is on a job search has different preferences – however, for practical reasons, your job search can't be longer than what is reasonable. Unfortunately, many job seekers aren't aware of the intricacies involved in the recruitment process of any organization which can result in longer job search lead times. The second unfortunate thing is that a good percentage of these job seekers...

Determination Better Than Perseverance in the Job Search

By Chet Baker

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 ...