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5 Tips to Boost Confidence for a Job Interview

By Leslie Truex

Rejection is no fun, and it’s why many people don’t venture out to try things that might lead to hearing “no." But when it comes to employment, you don’t usually have a choice about being in a position to be rejected. Most employers want to see and talk to you before deciding whether or not to hire you. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to boost your confidence ...

Tricks and Treats for Your Job Search

By Olivia Adams

Halloween is known for its tricks and treats. But you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with my job search? As you search for jobs, it’s essential to know a few tricks that will get you ahead in your search. Especially if you’re looking for a job in a competitive industry, it’s essential to know how to stand out from other job seekers. To help you move forwar...

Questions Applicants Should ask Potential Employers in an Interview

By Michael Klazema

When you walk into a job interview, you have a lot of things to worry about: the handshake, your appearance, your resume, giving the “right” answers to the questions your prospective employer asks, and not sweating too much, just to name a few. With so much on your mind, it’s understandable that you might forget a few things. Unfortunately, the things that often fall by the waysi...

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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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Job Interview Tips - Why Should I Hire You?

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

This is the one question that seems to strike fear in the heart of every job seeker. Not only does it put you, the candidate in an uncomfortable position but the tone of the question itself is deliberately provocative. However, this is one of the easiest questions to answer if you know the right formula! First, a little preparation. You want to take whatever job description yo...

What Exactly Is a Resume?

By Peter Newfield

In today’s job market, a resume is your ticket in to the big game -- a marketing tool designed to present your professional career experience in a strong, concise format to get you called in for an interview. A good resume does not guarantee your getting a new job but a terrible, unprofessional, amateurish resume will guarantee that you are never called in for an interview. You never get a s...

Secrets of Success

By Bob Roth

Most of us want to be more successful. That is just the way we are. However, only some of us are willing to do what it takes. Importantly, we can all be more successful by paying close attention to the five secrets described below. Success is a choice that we make. 1. Recognition Each of us have natural talents, skills and abilities. When you become aware of your strengths and recognize what you c...