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Whether you haven’t interviewed for a job in a decade or
if you interviewed just last week, you may not know the
“whys” of interview questions and the selection process
most organizations use to hire the best talent.
I’d like to share a little known fact (I don’t
believe in keeping secrets) based on my 25 years in Talent
Management for top Fortune 200 companies....
I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal
job search. After coaching over a thousand clients at every
professional level and across practically every industry,
I’ve found that most make the same rookie mistakes.
If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for
starting off your search on the right foot:
1. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for ...
When your phone rings, do you jump to answer it, hoping
it’s your latest job prospect? Is your resume constantly open
on your computer? If this sounds like you, you’re probably
going through a job search.
It’s easy to get bogged down in applications and
interviews, and sometimes it’s hard to see the light at the
end of the tunnel. When the job search starts to feel a little...
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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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Many candidates who come to us for resume help have the same
question.They have years of professional work experience, but
a lot of it isn’t relevant to the position they’re
currently seeking.On the one hand, they don’t want to
waste resume space detailing work that doesn’t relate to
their application.On the other hand, they don’t want to
omit years ...
In addition to the four phrases we've already discussed, there's
a fifth one that also needs definition: "growth oriented". Probably
95% of all job seekers (perhaps a conservative estimate) are
looking for a company that is growth oriented. As opposed to one
that is shrinking? Or going out of business?
Small start-ups are growth oriented, and so are $50B
corporations, but there is a great deal of ...
Many working moms struggle with the day-to-day grind of the
workweek. While many may enjoy their jobs, they may not enjoy the
ritual of waking up early, getting the kids ready, only to drop
them off at daycare. Oftentimes, a large portion of their paycheck
goes straight to the people who are caring for their children
during the day.
If you’re a mom who is not happy with your situation,