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Questions Applicants Should ask Potential Employers in an Interview

By Michael Klazema

When you walk into a job interview, you have a lot of things to worry about: the handshake, your appearance, your resume, giving the “right” answers to the questions your prospective employer asks, and not sweating too much, just to name a few. With so much on your mind, it’s understandable that you might forget a few things. Unfortunately, the things that often fall by the waysi...

8 Benefits of a Video Resume

By Jasmine Peyton

A video resume is a rather modern trend that job seekers pursue to stand out among others. A video resume gives a more precise description of your personality or attitude than the conventional hard-copy resume. With a video resume, it is easier for candidates to present themselves before prospective employer. Moreover, it also helps employers assess the candidacy of a candidate that would have bee...

Take Control of Your Job Interview

By Terry Arndt

This is a guest author posting featured on Job interview season is quickly approaching! If you’ve been to your campus career center lately, you probably have noticed upcoming job fairs and on-campus interviews. Throughoutthe next several months, you will no doubt encounter some job search adversity while speaking with employers. One of the majo...

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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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Which Job Search Methodology is Right for Me?

By Claudine Vainrub

Today’s job market offers a wide array of job search opportunities. Long gone are the days when jobs were sourced mostly by newspaper ads or recruiters. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of July 2008, there were 3.4 million job openings available across the United States. With so many opportunities available, you need to use the right methods to find one that suits your c...

Is Lack of Focus Dragging Your Resume Down?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

How many of you can honestly say you know exactly what you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you already have it figured out, and maybe you are already living and working it. If you are, does your resume know that? I work with clients every day and speak to hundreds of job seekers every week that have no idea what they want to do. I ask “Well, what do you want to do?” Then I receive t...

Your Interview Environment

By Judi Perkins

Most job seekers think the interview begins the moment they stand up to greet the person interviewing them.This is false.An interview is a two-way street, so your interview should begin the moment you walk through the company’s door. In your haste to make a good impression, don’t forget to keep your eyes open and your senses tuned to what’s taking place around you. Is...