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Where Does Twitter Fit in a Job Search?

By Julie Walraven

Can you tweet your way to a new job? Maybe—and some people have! What is Twitter anyway? In my recent post “Are you on board?”, I talked about how the presenter at a Chamber event, Gerald Mortenson, Flapjack Creative introduced the audience to the complex concept of social media marketing by opening Twitter and writing, “I’m having mashed potatoes.” He asked th...

The Pros and Cons of Conducting Interviews Online

By Brad Squibb

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, according to theundercoverrecruiter.com. Tod...

4 Ways Your Job Search Is Like Dating

By Alex Macksoud

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...

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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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Avoid the battle and win the war...

By Gary Cohen

One of my best friends is a senior vice president for one of the world's largest travel companies. He was recruited to do for them what he has done for three other organizations over the past five years: install a unique marketing system that increases revenues by hundreds of millions per year. Despite his impressive track record, starting up a new business unit within a monolithic company present...

Is Your Resume Recruiter Friendly?

By Deborah Walker

If you are in the middle of a job search, recruiters can be either your friend—or your foe.They have the power to keep you out of the hiring process or to introduce you to corporate hiring decision makers.The quality of your resume plays a key role in determining how recruiters will treat you in the job market.It pays to make sure your resume is recruiter friendly. There ar...

Ace that Phone Interview

By Mary Rosenbaum

At a time when there are more applications and resumes flooding into HR departments, the use of telephone interviewing as a screening mechanism is skyrocketing. Some of my clients are having trouble “selling” themselves in a brief telephone interview. The tools you need to achieve a successful result are somewhat different than those used for in-person meetings. First, you can’t ...