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5 Interview Questions You Must Master

By Patricia Edwards

Whether you haven’t interviewed for a job in a decade or if you interviewed just last week, you may not know the “whys” of interview questions and the selection process most organizations use to hire the best talent. I’d like to share a little known fact (I don’t believe in keeping secrets) based on my 25 years in Talent Management for top Fortune 200 companies....

The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

By Barbara Safani

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. After coaching over a thousand clients at every professional level and across practically every industry, I’ve found that most make the same rookie mistakes. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for ...

12 Tips To Get Excited About Your Job Search

By Sarah Landrum

When your phone rings, do you jump to answer it, hoping it’s your latest job prospect? Is your resume constantly open on your computer? If this sounds like you, you’re probably going through a job search. It’s easy to get bogged down in applications and interviews, and sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. When the job search starts to feel a little...

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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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How to Mention Unrelated Work Experience on Your Resume

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Many candidates who come to us for resume help have the same question.They have years of professional work experience, but a lot of it isn’t relevant to the position they’re currently seeking.On the one hand, they don’t want to waste resume space detailing work that doesn’t relate to their application.On the other hand, they don’t want to omit years ...

Your Next Job: Is It A "Growth Oriented" Company?

By Judi Perkins

In addition to the four phrases we've already discussed, there's a fifth one that also needs definition: "growth oriented". Probably 95% of all job seekers (perhaps a conservative estimate) are looking for a company that is growth oriented. As opposed to one that is shrinking? Or going out of business? Small start-ups are growth oriented, and so are $50B corporations, but there is a great deal of ...

Options for Moms Returning to Work

By Heather Eagar

Many working moms struggle with the day-to-day grind of the workweek. While many may enjoy their jobs, they may not enjoy the ritual of waking up early, getting the kids ready, only to drop them off at daycare. Oftentimes, a large portion of their paycheck goes straight to the people who are caring for their children during the day. If you’re a mom who is not happy with your situation, there...