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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Every Job Seeker Makes

By Noelle Gross

As a career coach, I’ve helped hundreds of job seekers take the pain out of the job hunt and find the career path that’s best for them. While each person’s situation and goals are different, I’ve found five common mistakes to avoid for a more effective job search. 1. Relying on Online Strategies Online job boards and networking groups have become the new landscape for job s...

How to Connect with the Right People — And Keep Them on Your Side

By Lida Citroën

Nearly everyone, from business professionals to job seekers, sales professionals to college graduates, recognizes that in today’s competitive marketplace, relationships and networks are critical assets in a professional toolkit. I teach audiences how to use intentional networking strategies to gain introductions, leads, referrals, insights, and relationships with stakeholders they deem imp...

The #1 Resume Success Strategy

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

I’m often asked by my clients if there’s one secret resume success strategy or tip that can help them stand out from their competition. Job seekers often think their resume lacks something, and they use many words to describe what that one thing is; keywords, pizzazz, wow factor, the right words…the list could go on. What they’re really saying is they lack confidence in the...

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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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Frequently Asked Interview Questions

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Your resume looks fabulous, and you’ve been getting tons of calls from companies that want to interview you. Your interview preparation should include looking at the employer’s Web site in order to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the business. However, keep in mind that employers already know about their company, and therefore are most interested in learning about YOU durin...

3 Executive Cover Letter Tips: Punching Up Your Introduction

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Your cover letter is your introduction to any company to which you will be applying, and if you think they aren't going to read your letter, you are wrong. No matter how much stress writing your resume put on you, you need to take the time to craft a solid cover letter. Here we will look at some tips for writing the company a great introductory letter to who you are as an executive. Tip #1: Resear...

How to Interview with Confidence!

By Julie Walraven

One of the most common fears that job seekers face is lack of confidence when interviewing for that new job. The assumption when you go into the room is that you are the only one who is nervous. This isn’t necessarily true. While some companies have trained interviewers, others have individuals who only have to be part of the hiring process occasionally. It is just as unnerving to have t...