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Do You Have a Great Interview Story?

By Barbara Safani

When I diagnose problems clients have with their interview strategy, I often notice they answer interview questions too generally. They attempt to convey their fit for the job by describing the personal attributes they think make them relevant for the position. They explain they are team players, flexible and good communicators; they claim they are passionate about their work. But rarely do they g...

6 Steps to Ensuring Your References Take You the Distance

By Darby Hennessey

There’s only so much horn tooting one can do when attempting to snag a new job. You could go on for ages about how you’re perfect for this position and how you rocked your last job. But often, it’s not until the recruiter or hiring manager hears that same message from your references that your claims become legit. Most people understand that references are a necessary part of the...

15 Tips for Improving Your Job Search

By Tim Windhof

A job search is a challenging process, but certainly not a difficult one. I was reviewing a legal document at work the other day and realized that the writer had set out to make the document as complicated and long as possible (it was 150 pages, 145 of which were not necessary). A job search is much the same. Don’t over complicate the process. Focus on the necessary ingredients and execute o...

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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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Career Coaching Secrets for Successful Careers

By Maynard Brusman

Why are some people promoted to positions that bring out the best in them, while their peers, who are equally talented, get left behind in positions that do not allow them to flourish? Are there secrets to a rewarding and satisfying career in the corporate world? According to Gallup research, only twenty percent of people are working in jobs that provide them the opportunity to excel...

Everyone Gets Fired

By Bob Roth

Everyone gets fired at one time or another. That’s just the way things work today. However, the question becomes what will you do when you get fired? Stages of Job Loss: Your normal job performance If your normal job performance is not considered to be at least average to above average, you are more likely to be terminated in tough times. No employer tries to hang on to employees who o...

Avoid These Top Resume Mistakes

By Deborah Walker

Over the years as a recruiter and resume coach, I’ve seen the consequences of poorly written resumes. Unfortunately, most people don’t seek professional career help until they experience the frustration of a long and fruitless job search. It’s surprising how many of their problems can be traced to the top five resume mistakes. 1. No resume focus The most effective resumes ...