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If you talk to any recruiter, career counselor, or mentor, there
are a number of things they’ll tell you about your job
search. Whether it’s how to write the perfect
resume or encouraging you to attend networking
events, many professionals will offer you similar job search
However, there are some things professionals might tell you
about your job search that you should ignore. ...
What type of reaction do you get when you introduce yourself at
a conference, meeting or networking event? So much has been written
about the elevator pitch yet most people still have a hard time
making it sound compelling, authentic and memorable.
I attended an event a few weeks ago and was surprised at how
people described themselves when asked about their job or business.
It was as if they had ...
After coaching hundreds of professionals over the years, it has
been enlightening to see and understand the various reasons people
don’t get hired. Here are a few mistakes you can easily avoid
with a little practice:
Mistake #1: Too arrogant
There is a fine line between the confidence you need to have and
being overly confident in a job interview. If you catch yourself
saying any of the foll...
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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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In a recent life after graduation, LLC survey, employers and
college career centers ranked verbal communication as one of the
top skills college graduates lack—and recent college
graduates agree. When asked “what skills do you believe would
have been beneficial to learn prior to entering the
workplace,” nine out of ten recent college graduates cited
verbal communication in their ...
If you've been looking for a job for any length of time,
you'll notice there are many out there beyond your level of
expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack
of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes
you need to make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do
Further Your Education
Many job postings today ‘require' degrees. If yo...
I have a situation I’d like your opinion on. I was
employed at my last job for a little over five years. I was
starting to get bored and I decided I wanted to go back to school
to further my education. My boss found out and was very
sarcastic to me. He said I was wasting my time and
money. I tried to disregard his comment, but I was