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Let me explain how critical relationship building is to job
search. Some of my clients are very open to using social media
marketing in their job search, some understand the basics of
relationship management, but not many have mastered the art of
nurturing relationships throughout their lifetime that produce
benefits for both parties.
Where do you start building relationships?
Ideally, you have d...
I am constantly striving to educate my clients, and the general
job seeking public, that sitting at home scrolling through the job
boards all day is NOT the way to find a job. I’ve published
many articles on hidden job market strategies, and over the past
week, I have been taking a microscopic look at individual job
seeker success stories. Today, I’m bringing you six very
short and ver...
Email is one of the most common forms of communication when
reaching out to employers. Whether you’re sending a job
application or inquiring about networking opportunities, it’s
likely you’ll send an email to a recruiter or hiring
When it comes to writing emails to employers, the email you send to
a hiring manager is the first impression you make. As you write
your next ...
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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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Consider this: You applied for 100 jobs, you interviewed with
25, and you were a finalist in four positions. One company
cancelled the position. In the three other jobs, you lost out to
someone else. This is frustrating, depressing, and makes you think
you are never going to find a job.
What could be in the way of the yes? Let’s examine some of
the potential issues:
Are you being defensive ...
Everyone who is on a job search has different preferences
– however, for practical reasons, your job search can't be
longer than what is reasonable. Unfortunately, many job seekers
aren't aware of the intricacies involved in the recruitment process
of any organization which can result in longer job search lead
times. The second unfortunate thing is that a good percentage of
these job seekers...
I’m often asked what is the single most valuable feature a
candidate brings to the table when competing for a job.
I remember when I was recruiting, a candidate that emerged with
this wonderful intangible of wide eyed determination always jumped
out and became a good prospect for me to present to my client. Not
always the most polished perhaps, or educated, or experienced, but