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Competition for finding a job is getting fiercer every day.
There are many talented candidates applying for the same positions.
Therefore, companies are highly selective and ask the hardest
questions they possibly can to put the candidates under more
pressure. Thus, they evaluate if the candidates can succeed under
It would be to your advantage to go to your interview prepared.
One of my recent clients was a top construction superintendent.
He had worked on dozens of important projects, across multiple
industries for many years and with an excellent track record. But
he had been sending his resume to top recruiters and construction
firms for six months with NO results.
I crafted a visually appealing resume for him that targeted the
size and scope of position he wa...
I would like to share a personal story with you. I remember a
couple of really lean months after I started my business. My
husband and I would sit down at the table and I would start to
check off all the things I had done to market my business properly.
“I have done everything right. So what’s wrong!?”
I would exclaim.
The truth of the matter was, I hadn’t done anything wro...
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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
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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A Job Search Is An Emotional Roller-Coaster Ride
Searching for a job can evoke a range of emotions. If you are
searching for a job, then you may often be more open to negative
and depressing emotions like anger and shame, instead of positive
emotions. These emotions may rise and ebb, only to resurface again
Searching for a job is like going on an emotional roller coaster
ride - but what you...
Recruiters have confirmed my suspicions! Recently, a survey of
more than 2,200 hiring managers revealed the worst words you can
use on your resume. Below you’ll find the top 10
Best of breed
Think outside of the box
A list made up mostly of soft skills that...
Those same questions keep coming up - in every interview. They
can be tough ones because they are about you and your thinking
process. Preparing for them ahead of time can save you some grief
during the interview.
What are your weaknesses?
The most dreaded question of all. Handle this question by
minimizing the weakness and emphasizing the strengths. Stay away
from personal qualities and co...