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10 Hardest Interview Questions

By Ceren Cubukcu

Competition for finding a job is getting fiercer every day. There are many talented candidates applying for the same positions. Therefore, companies are highly selective and ask the hardest questions they possibly can to put the candidates under more pressure. Thus, they evaluate if the candidates can succeed under any circumstance. It would be to your advantage to go to your interview prepared. T...

Real Resume Tips for Construction Professionals

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

One of my recent clients was a top construction superintendent. He had worked on dozens of important projects, across multiple industries for many years and with an excellent track record. But he had been sending his resume to top recruiters and construction firms for six months with NO results. I crafted a visually appealing resume for him that targeted the size and scope of position he wa...

What to Do When Companies Aren't Saying Yes

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

I would like to share a personal story with you. I remember a couple of really lean months after I started my business. My husband and I would sit down at the table and I would start to check off all the things I had done to market my business properly. “I have done everything right. So what’s wrong!?” I would exclaim. The truth of the matter was, I hadn’t done anything wro...

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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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Surviving Job Search Stress

By Heather Eagar

A Job Search Is An Emotional Roller-Coaster Ride Searching for a job can evoke a range of emotions. If you are searching for a job, then you may often be more open to negative and depressing emotions like anger and shame, instead of positive emotions. These emotions may rise and ebb, only to resurface again later. Searching for a job is like going on an emotional roller coaster ride - but what you...

Top 10 Worst Words to Use on Your Resume

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Recruiters have confirmed my suspicions! Recently, a survey of more than 2,200 hiring managers revealed the worst words you can use on your resume. Below you’ll find the top 10 offenders: Best of breed Go-getter Think outside of the box Synergy Go-to person Thought leadership Value add Results-driven Team player Bottom-line Hard worker A list made up mostly of soft skills that...

Pesky Interview Questions

By Carole Martin

Those same questions keep coming up - in every interview. They can be tough ones because they are about you and your thinking process. Preparing for them ahead of time can save you some grief during the interview. What are your weaknesses? The most dreaded question of all. Handle this question by minimizing the weakness and emphasizing the strengths. Stay away from personal qualities and co...