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Rejection is no fun, and it’s why many people don’t
venture out to try things that might lead to hearing “no."
But when it comes to employment, you don’t usually have a
choice about being in a position to be rejected. Most employers
want to see and talk to you before deciding whether or not to hire
you. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to boost your
Halloween is known for its tricks and treats. But you’re
probably wondering, what does this have to do with my job search?
As you search for jobs, it’s essential to know a few tricks
that will get you ahead in your search. Especially if you’re
looking for a job in a competitive industry, it’s essential
to know how to stand out from other job seekers. To help you move
When you walk into a job interview, you have a lot of things to
worry about: the handshake, your appearance, your resume, giving
the “right” answers to the questions your prospective
employer asks, and not sweating too much, just to name a few. With
so much on your mind, it’s understandable that you might
forget a few things. Unfortunately, the things that often fall by
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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 p...
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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This is the one question that seems to strike fear in the
heart of every job seeker. Not only does it put you, the candidate
in an uncomfortable position but the tone of the question itself is
However, this is one of the easiest questions to answer if you
know the right formula!
First, a little preparation.
You want to take whatever job description yo...
In today’s job market, a resume is your ticket in to
the big game -- a marketing tool designed to present your
professional career experience in a strong, concise format to get
you called in for an interview.
A good resume does not guarantee your getting a new job
but a terrible, unprofessional, amateurish resume will guarantee
that you are never called in for an interview. You never get a
Most of us want to be more successful. That is just the way we
are. However, only some of us are willing to do what it takes.
Importantly, we can all be more successful by paying close
attention to the five secrets described below.
Success is a choice that we make.
Each of us have natural talents, skills and abilities. When you
become aware of your strengths and recognize what you c...