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How to stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market

By Anna Jones

There are three ways of standing out from the crowd: be exceptional, be different, or be terrible. Being exceptional will probably give you a great life, but not everyone knows how to promote themselves. The second of the trio can be achieved more easily but it’s easy to fake, as any of the ‘personalities’ who enter the Big Brother house show – in being ‘differentR...

3 Executive Cover Letter Tips: Punching Up Your Introduction

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Your cover letter is your introduction to any company to which you will be applying, and if you think they aren't going to read your letter, you are wrong. No matter how much stress writing your resume put on you, you need to take the time to craft a solid cover letter. Here we will look at some tips for writing the company a great introductory letter to who you are as an executive. Tip #1: Resear...

The Perfect Job? It's about Fit

By Patricia Edwards

Having had countless opportunities to select ideal employees for successful companies, I now love to share my “inside” information with job seekers. Unfortunately, I have heard this so many times from managers: “The candidate seemed so ideal for the job…” Impressive resume and background Dressed and spoke the part perfectly Warm smile & firm handshake Great answe...

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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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A Resume Writing Parable

By Norine Dagliano

A guy walks into an advertising agency and says to the designer “I need a brochure to advertise my business. How much will that cost?” “I would be delighted to have you as a client, but first I have a couple of questions.” “What does your business do?” “Don’t know yet,” says the man. “What buying audience are y...

First You Must Decide

By Norine Dagliano

A close friend called me today to about a job opportunity she felt would be a good match for her husband's skills and experience. The job was in southern West Virginia and they currently live in central Pennsylvania. She began by asking for my help in updating her husband's résumé, but within minutes she was describing to me how overwhelmed she felt with the impact of a decision they had...

4 Myths about Executive Recruiters

By Dwain Celistan

Whether someone is in an active or passive employment search, executive recruiters or “head hunters” can play a vital role. These professionals are conduits to great opportunities for professionals. For many business leaders and up and coming professionals, using executive recruiters can make or break their next step up the corporate ladder. However, the role of executive ...