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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
Best of breed
Think outside of the box
A list made up mostly of soft skills that...
In my world, technology and the ability to manage technology is
ever-changing. For example, recently, we changed phones for my
husband, Bill, and myself as well as service providers. His old
phone wasn’t working and mine had started to get glitchy. We
initially went backwards with him to a flip phone because
Bill’s technology skills are very different from mine and his
old smart phone ...
How Does a Background Check Really Work?
If you’ve gone to a job interview recently or been hired
for a job, then you’ve probably undergone an employment
background check. These checks search for information from your
past, including criminal history, outstanding wants and warrants,
driving records, previous employment, and more. In short, these
checks are an insurance strategy for you...
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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 p...
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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After speaking to and counseling nearly 10,000 job seekers
since 1996, I've witnessed many successes. I've seen people sail
smoothly from one position to the next, in good times and in
Unfortunately, I've seen many failures, too. Some folks spin
their wheels and struggle for months to land a job, no matter what
the economy is doing.
That's just life -- failure is more common tha...
“Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish
it to be.” – Jack Welch
I remember reading not too long ago that the
last company to manufacture typewriters just announced they are
ending production. Typewriters? What’s that you may ask
(ancient history). In one way, it is a little sad for those of us
that grew up in the days of pre-computer typing days. But in
Dear Sue: I have a great position. I make good
money, have a great boss and a wonderful staff working for me.
However, due to company politics and a possible reorganization of
the company, there is a chance that within the next year the person
who previously held my job, and is very cozy with my boss, may want
I don't want to be paranoid, but I am concerned because I know I
wouldn't want ...