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Understand the Company's Brand

By Debra Benton

In the past, I’ve written about the questions you will likely get asked in an interview. This week I’m suggesting the questions that you could and should be asking in the interview: What kind of person do you want for this position? What’s important about the person you hire? How many people have held this position in the last two years? Would you describe a typical workday and...

The Secret Formula to Finding a Job You Love

By Olivia Adams

Wouldn’t life be perfect if you could wave a magic wand and immediately have a job you love? This is a wish many people would love to have granted, but it’s not always possible to achieve. Finding a job you love can sometimes be a life-long journey, but there are some steps you can take to get closer to the dream you want to live. Although there isn’t a magic formula for immediat...

Something Missing on Your LinkedIn Profile?

By Patricia Edwards

As an educated and informed job seeker, you know that your LinkedIn profile is as crucial as your resume. You have added detail and you look at it one last time before declaring it as “final:” Photo uploaded? Headline under your photo? Contact information? Experience? Skills and endorsements? Recommendations? Member (and participate in) groups? Missing something? W...

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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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4 Resolutions to Rock Your Job Search in 2010

By Joe Turner

We all know 2009 was a devastating year economically for the US.The good news is that this year, 2010, may promise recovery in some sectors.The bad news is that the high unemployment rate will continue to be with us for quite some time. Sure, there will be fewer jobs available, but that doesn't mean there won't be opportunities.Companies still do business and they st...

Traps of Work

By Wendy Adams

When you work with as many folks as I have over the years, you begin to wonder why it is that so many working people are unhappy. In all honesty, my opinion is that they have never really considered their work in the larger context of a career. Performing a job from paycheck to paycheck is neither rewarding nor empowering. Even the terms “job” and “career” hold very ...

The Real Purpose of References

By Judi Perkins

The purpose of providing references is to close the deal.It isn’t to find out if you are telling the truth about your dates of employment, verify if you have the proper skills or even assure the hiring authority he’s making the right decision to hire you -- though each reason contributes. If a company is having difficulty deciding which of two individuals to make an offer to, ref...