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A reader asked “What if you are entering into a new field
in which you have no experience? I want to get into the
admin/receptionist/secretary field, but all of my earlier jobs are
unrelated. I have no clue how to use keywords.”
My advice? Think very hard because if you have no experience and
no expertise in that area, you won’t be able to convince an
employer that you can handle...
Congratulations! You’ve just landed that long-aspired job
interview. Have the nerves kicked in yet? What if you blow it?
Don’t think like that! Instead, crank up the radio and listen
to 50 Cent. A recent study  revealed listening to powerful
music, like hip hop and rap, empowers job seekers for the interview
process. It’s not hard to see why. After hearing Kanye and
It’s no secret that searching for a new job takes a lot of
time and energy. Beyond dedication and determination, finding a new
position often requires a financial investment as well. So how much
cold hard cash do you need to land the job of your dreams?
While the numbers vary from one person to the next, here’s
some insight into the expenses that many people incur as they seek
out a ne...
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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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What’s the best way to get hired for the job you
really want, in any economy?
Prove that you’re the best person for that job. And
a great way to do that is to start working -- before you’re
How do you do it? Let me explain with three mini-case
studies that won jobs …
1) Start work BEFORE the
“Six candidates were interviewing for a sales
position in At...
I have been going on some job
interviews lately, and it seems like I've been getting a lot of
tricky questions from the interviewers. I don't know if the
questions are even legitimate, but they sure do try to steer me
into no-win answers.
For example, one interviewer
asked me to describe my worst boss. What's the point of that?
Another one asked me what I would most like to change about ...
You can learn a lot from books.
The solution to almost any problem can be found in a book
somewhere, and that includes problems you may be having with your
In fact, there’s one book I’ve used since 1996 to
generate creative new ideas -- at will -- to produce job-hunting
breakthroughs for my clients and readers.
Here’s the funny part: It’s not even a book.