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5 Job Search Rules To Break

By Olivia Adams

If you talk to any recruiter, career counselor, or mentor, there are a number of things they’ll tell you about your job search. Whether it’s how to write the perfect resume or encouraging you to attend networking events, many professionals will offer you similar job search advice. However, there are some things professionals might tell you about your job search that you should ignore. ...

How To Create a Memorable Elevator Pitch

By Mary Rosenbaum

What type of reaction do you get when you introduce yourself at a conference, meeting or networking event? So much has been written about the elevator pitch yet most people still have a hard time making it sound compelling, authentic and memorable. I attended an event a few weeks ago and was surprised at how people described themselves when asked about their job or business. It was as if they had ...

Job Interviews: 5 Reasons You Won’t Get Hired

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

After coaching hundreds of professionals over the years, it has been enlightening to see and understand the various reasons people don’t get hired. Here are a few mistakes you can easily avoid with a little practice: Mistake #1: Too arrogant There is a fine line between the confidence you need to have and being overly confident in a job interview. If you catch yourself saying any of the foll...

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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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What Did You Say?

By Terry Arndt

In a recent life after graduation, LLC survey, employers and college career centers ranked verbal communication as one of the top skills college graduates lack—and recent college graduates agree. When asked “what skills do you believe would have been beneficial to learn prior to entering the workplace,” nine out of ten recent college graduates cited verbal communication in their ...

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 ‘require' degrees. If yo...

Departing employee faces charge of disloyalty

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I have a situation I’d like your opinion on. I was employed at my last job for a little over five years. I was starting to get bored and I decided I wanted to go back to school to further my education. My boss found out and was very sarcastic to me. He said I was wasting my time and money. I tried to disregard his comment, but I was hurt. ...