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Fewer things are more deflating than scrolling through a job
description, feeling good about all the qualifications you meet,
until you see, “Creative and fictional writing experience
Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing
experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start
How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you
If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of
adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than
any other components of your search, are the events that will
determine your success.
You can prepare yourself by gaining a thorough knowledge of the
company, how the organization is positioned in the marketplace,
their major competitors and both the long and short-t...
One of the things I have observed throughout my years as a
career coach is that there are certain career myths that, try as I
might, I can’t seem to kill off.
Certain ill-founded career beliefs tend to resurrect themselves
again and again. Like a zombie, these myths appear to have a mind
of their own, and unfortunately, can do real damage to your
This month we will examine the top ca...
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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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Many people make significant job search mistakes and never
even know about it. These blunders are easy to make, and they can
cost you the job offer or lose you thousands of dollars.
Below, I reveal 10 of the biggest mistakes, and explain how to
Mistake #1: Relying on Online Job
In general, job postings and “want ads” produce little
value. However, it is also...
Three weeks ago I surveyed 159 job seekers by email to get
their answers to this question: “What one thing could I do to
make your job search easier?”
I received a ton of responses, with so many questions and
problems that it would take 10 or 20 articles to answer them
But time is short and attention spans are
So, I picked two common job search problems to answer
One of the wisest things you will do in your job search is
learn the best non-traditional job search methods that fit your
One method (and it happens to be my favorite – read on
to find out why) is finding and following up on what I like to call
corporate growth opportunities.
Growth opportunities are windows when a company is
experiencing some form of growth....