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7 Secrets of Landing a Job Fast

By Olivia Adams

Are you trying to secure your first job as a post-grad? Is it time to switch careers? If so, you’re probably hoping to land a job fast. Finding a job can be a lengthy process, but if you know the right steps to take, you can put your job search into overdrive. To help you speed up your job search, here are seven secrets of landing a job fast: 1. Be the first to apply Early bird gets the worm...

Why Strategy is Critical in Your Job Search

By Julie Walraven

Maybe you read some career articles and you wonder why they keep talking about strategy. All you need to get a job is a resume. That’s just something you throw your job history on and call it good, right? One size fits all. You don’t need much else, right? Sorry, no! Wrong answers. A resume is so much more than your job history. When I craft a resume for a client, we begin with a strat...

Professionally Edited Resume Adds Huge Value

By Alex Freund

There are two steps to take before you’ll get that job offer. The first is to create a resume. An attractive and intriguing resume will generate an invitation for an interview. The second step is to convince the interviewer you’re the ideal candidate. Unfortunately, though, most people fail in the first step. The reason is that in today’s super competitive job market, only candid...

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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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The 7 Most Overused Words That Kill Your Resume

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Words are the name of the game when it comes to resumes, and you need to be strategic in your choice of them. So how do you know which words to choose and which ones to omit? Here is a brief list of some of the most overused words on resumes. Avoid them when possible, and choose some more creative alternatives. Accomplished. Yes, we all know every job seeker is accom...

Are You a Best-Kept Secret in Your Job Hunt?

By Laura Smith-Proulx

When it comes to your job search, are you out in front of the right audience—or do they know next to nothing about you? If there's one mistake that executive job hunters make over and over again, it's being a best-kept secret: at their jobs, on their resumes, and during their searches. They are reluctant to toot their own horn, so to speak, thinking that it will be seen in a negative ...

2 Ways to Reverse Your Job Search

By Kevin Donlin

Sometimes you can achieve a breakthrough by thinking in the opposite direction. Take 7-Up, for example. It became a hugely popular in the ‘60s by branding itself as the Uncola. 7-Up went in the reverse direction from other soft drink companies, who were competing with Coke and Pepsi in the cola market. Or how about the Volkswagen Beetle? Back when Detroit was pumping out big, fast, hot muscl...