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Write a Resume That Positions You as the Perfect Fit

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

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...

4 Reasons To Heat Up Your Summer Job Search Now!

By Mary Eileen Williams

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...

How to Manage Career Blips, Bloops and Gaps on Your Resume

By Jenny Foss

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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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

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 pr...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

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 it. 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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Stop Sending Cover Letters

By Kevin Donlin

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 interviews. That's because, as far as is known, nobody ever got rich writing books on cover letters. But there are ple...

Your Personalized Branding for the Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

Does your resume direct employers to your LinkedIn profile?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

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...