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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...
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,
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
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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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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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
Accomplished. Yes, we all know every job seeker
When it comes to your job search, are you out in front of the
right audience—or do they know next to nothing about
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 ...
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...