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Don't Let the Requirements Spook You

By Sarah Landrum

Fewer things are more deflating than scrolling through a job description, feeling good about all the qualifications you meet, until you see, “Creative and fictional writing experience required.” Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start over. How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you ...

How To Ace The Trickiest Interview Questions

By Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success. You can prepare yourself by gaining a thorough knowledge of the company, how the organization is positioned in the marketplace, their major competitors and both the long and short-t...

Zombie Career Advice – How to Save Yourself from It

By Kathleen Winsor Games

One of the things I have observed throughout my years as a career coach is that there are certain career myths that, try as I might, I can’t seem to kill off. Certain ill-founded career beliefs tend to resurrect themselves again and again. Like a zombie, these myths appear to have a mind of their own, and unfortunately, can do real damage to your career. This month we will examine the top ca...

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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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The three secrets of successful job-hunting

By Richard Bolles

We are all destined to go job-hunting again. The only question is how soon. The job-hunt now occurs some 5–9 times in most people's lives, with two or three career-changes thrown in, somewhere along the way, just to keep things interesting. So the job-hunt always awaits us (unless we are retired or semi-retired). For most of us, this frequency of the hunt is not good news. Job-...

Two Ways To Improve the Odds in Your Favor

By Nance Rosen

Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity. Improving your odds of winning—being lucky and landing a fantastic job, well-paying new clients, a sold-out audience for your workshop, a big promotion or bonus depends on preparation and opportunity. AKA luck. That’s why some people are always lucky. And, some people have no luck. There is a trap door you may haven’t falle...

Can You Attract a New Job?

By Kevin Donlin

Ever had a new job just sort of fall into your lap? I'll bet it's happened at least once to you or someone you know. Perhaps you got a phone call from an old friend who referred you to a hiring manager. Or an email from a relative urging you to apply at their company. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to "attract" more job opportunities like this? Well, I believe there is. I believe that job...