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As a career coach, I’ve helped hundreds of job seekers
take the pain out of the job hunt and find the career path
that’s best for them. While each person’s situation and
goals are different, I’ve found five common mistakes to avoid
for a more effective job search.
1. Relying on Online Strategies
Online job boards and networking groups have become the new
landscape for job s...
Nearly everyone, from business professionals to
job seekers, sales professionals to college graduates,
recognizes that in today’s competitive marketplace,
relationships and networks are critical assets in a professional
I teach audiences how to use intentional networking
strategies to gain introductions, leads, referrals, insights, and
stakeholders they deem imp...
I’m often asked by my clients if there’s one secret
resume success strategy or tip that can help them stand out from
their competition. Job seekers often think their resume lacks
something, and they use many words to describe what that one thing
is; keywords, pizzazz, wow factor, the right words…the list
could go on. What they’re really saying is they lack
confidence in the...
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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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Your resume looks fabulous, and you’ve been getting tons of
calls from companies that want to interview you. Your interview
preparation should include looking at the employer’s Web site
in order to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the
business. However, keep in mind that employers already know about
their company, and therefore are most interested in learning about
Your cover letter is your introduction to any company to which
you will be applying, and if you think they aren't going to read
your letter, you are wrong. No matter how much stress writing your
resume put on you, you need to take the time to craft a solid cover
letter. Here we will look at some tips for writing the company a
great introductory letter to who you are as an executive.
Tip #1: Resear...
One of the most common fears that job seekers face is lack of
confidence when interviewing for that new job. The assumption when
you go into the room is that you are the only one who is nervous.
This isn’t necessarily true. While some companies have
trained interviewers, others have individuals who only have to be
part of the hiring process occasionally. It is just as unnerving to