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As technology continues to expand at an increasingly fast rate,
it will come as no surprise that the often tedious process of
interviewing candidates is changing dramatically as well. What used
to require a long series of in-person interviews is now being
replaced by online meetings instead.
Since 2011, the use of video interviews has risen 49 percent,
Dating and job hunting may seem like two entirely different
things, but they have more in common than you’d think. If
you’re good at one, chances are you can transfer some of
those skills to the other.
You may not have thought about how dating and job search can be
intertwined, so to help you, here are four ways the two can be used
to get your dream job.
1. Don’t burn bridges wit...
How many times have you not received that interview call because
you used a nonexistent word in your cover letter or resume? Or
because you used the entirely wrong word in your LinkedIn profile?
Or an incorrect word form in the thank you letter? You’ll
never know. Your writing skills are your all-important introduction
to a hiring manager. And like it or not, that person is going to
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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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Almost every client I work with who’s above the age of 40
asks the same question at some point: Do I need to make myself look
younger on my resume? The fear that they are being skipped over for
younger candidates is clearly a widespread concern among
today’s job seekers.
While I certainly encourage those with 30 or more years of work
experience to only include what’s most releva...
Avoid writing your resume for
one position and failing to modify it for others — especially
when that position requires a distinct or different set of
skills. It's likely you have the skills for
varying positions, but the key skills outlined in Job B (compared
to Job A) may be buried by irrelevant or unrelated
details. Tweak each resume, telling the hiring
company what they need ...
How committed are you to managing your career? Too often we get
stuck in the routine of doing our job. With a 24/7 mentality in
most work places it seems daunting enough to just get the work done
well without having to think about the future.
The past recession (many believe we are in recovery mode) taught us
not to be complacent about our careers, jobs, and businesses. But
with layoffs in what s...