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In the past, I’ve written about the questions you will likely
get asked in an interview. This week I’m suggesting the
questions that you could and should be asking in the interview:
What kind of person do you want for this position?
What’s important about the person you hire?
How many people have held this position in the last two
Would you describe a typical workday and...
Wouldn’t life be perfect if you could wave a magic wand
and immediately have a job you love? This is a wish many people
would love to have granted, but it’s not always possible to
achieve. Finding a job you love can sometimes be a life-long
journey, but there are some steps you can take to get closer to the
dream you want to live.
Although there isn’t a magic formula for immediat...
As an educated and informed job seeker, you know that your
LinkedIn profile is as crucial as your resume. You have added
detail and you look at it one last time before declaring it as
Headline under your photo?
Skills and endorsements?
Member (and participate in) groups?
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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 p...
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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I have a question regarding references. I was laid
off from my last position after being there 7 years as part of a
reduction in force of about 10 employees out of 300. In
the past, my boss and I didn’t see eye to eye on certain
issues and I do not want to use him as a reference.
He’s the type of person who always remembers negative
Have you ever noticed how your job can be all consuming, even
when you dont like your job, or perhaps I should say, especially
when you don't like it. When this happens, a huge portion of your
time, focus and energy is going toward something you don't even
like! I found myself living in this nightmare a few years ago and I
often caught myself saying things like, "This just doesn't make
sense to be...
Some people say I should have an objective at the top of my
resume. Others have said "no." What do you think?
Assuming you already are working and not looking at your first
entry-level position, I suggest that you DO NOT use an objective.
Look at it this way: Why else would you be applying for the
position if it wasn¹t your "objective" to get it?
Instead, I suggest using a "summary of qualifi...