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In today’s job market employers want
specialists—industry experts—instead of
“generalists”. The burden is on the
candidate’s shoulders to convince the employer they’re
the best choice. How can you do that, though, when what one company
is seeking varies from another or when the positions you want are
not the same? Employers want to see that you...
Many job-seekers decide to take it easy during the summer. After
all, it’s difficult to get in touch with your networking
contacts — not to mention corporate decision-makers. A number
of key people on your list are likely vacationing and those who
stick around are apt to be taking shorter workweeks. Life in
general slows down. So does that mean you can cut back on your job
search in fa...
Are you someone whose career story includes, well, a few little
bumps, bruises or less-than-stellar career decisions... that you
wish you could simply wipe from your career history? If you are,
understand this—You're completely not alone.
In fact, your competition may very well have similar gap issues
on their resumes, especially considering we weathered a horrible
economic downturn in recen...
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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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You can learn a lot about how to write a powerful cover letter,
not by reading books on cover letters written by employment
experts, but by reading your junk mail.
That's right: Start reading the sales letters you get in the
mail if you want to write cover letters that produce job
That's because, as far as is known, nobody ever got rich writing
books on cover letters.
But there are ple...
If you have been reading articles or listening to news reports
about the job market, you are aware that you are in a tough job
market and that you will have to do something to make yourself
stand out from the rest of the crowd. You realize that you are
competing against the odds. The question is, “How can you
make yourself stand out when there are so many other candidates
looking at t...
If you’re presently conducting a job search, why not make
the most of your profile? Give employers the information they
need—and direct them back to your profile. Recent statistics
state that 90% of hiring managers are using social media to
research potential candidates. Leverage this information, and
utilize it to your advantage. Simply stated, add your LinkedIn
profile address to you...