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How to Keep an Eye on Your Online Reputation

By Michael Klazema

Nowadays, it seems like everything is tethered to the internet. Most of us can’t go a whole day without checking our email or logging into our various social media accounts, and that’s because a big part of our lives in the 2014 world are lived online. As you probably have already learned, this is a double-edged sword. Living a portion of our lives online makes it easier than ever befo...

Is It Dumb Luck or By Design?

By Mary Rosenbaum

I overheard a conversation on the train recently and it went something like this: “He was just lucky. It was a cold call and he had no idea this would turn into such a huge client. Just dumb luck.” I believe that we create our own luck. The odds of winning the lottery are 175 million to one. The odds of an average golfer making a hole in one are 12,500 to one and a tour professional at...

Using Social Media to Land a Job

By Leslie Truex

According to Jobvite, an online recruiting platform that surveyed employer social media use in 2013, 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts and 78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media. However, many people use social media for personal reasons that can make it difficult to attract an employer or, depending on what is posted, could turn them o...

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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 p...

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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Inspiration for Your Job Search

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Job search have you down in the dumps?Frustrated?Feeling borderline hopeless that you’ll never get the interview or another offer?If you’re unemployed, about to be laid off, or just in an endless search for a new role or opportunity, at times the process can seem daunting, overwhelming, or even frustrating.Today, I want to be your cheerleader and hopefully provi...

Tips for a phone interview

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: If you haven’t interviewed for a job in awhile, you may be surprised when you are asked to do a phone interview first. Most companies are using a phone interview to speed up the hiring cycle. The purpose of the phone interview is to cut down the pile of applicants to the chosen few, who will make it past the screen to get a face-to-face interview. Because employers are pushe...

How to Train Yourself for a New Job

By Heather Eagar

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 that? Further Your Education Many job postings today '.$cal_switch.'require' degree...