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There are three ways of standing out from the crowd: be
exceptional, be different, or be terrible.
Being exceptional will probably give you a great life, but not
everyone knows how to promote themselves. The second of the trio
can be achieved more easily but it’s easy to fake, as any of
the ‘personalities’ who enter the Big Brother house
show – in being ‘differentR...
Your cover letter is your introduction to any company to which
you will be applying, and if you think they aren't going to read
your letter, you are wrong. No matter how much stress writing your
resume put on you, you need to take the time to craft a solid cover
letter. Here we will look at some tips for writing the company a
great introductory letter to who you are as an executive.
Tip #1: Resear...
Having had countless opportunities to select ideal employees for
successful companies, I now love to share my “inside”
information with job seekers. Unfortunately, I have heard this so
many times from managers: “The candidate seemed so ideal for
Impressive resume and background
Dressed and spoke the part perfectly
Warm smile & firm handshake
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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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A guy walks into an advertising agency and says to the
designer “I need a brochure to advertise my business. How
much will that cost?”
“I would be delighted to have you as a client, but first
I have a couple of questions.”
“What does your business do?”
“Don’t know yet,” says the man.
“What buying audience are y...
A close friend called me today to about a job opportunity she
felt would be a good match for her husband's skills and experience.
The job was in southern West Virginia and they currently live in
central Pennsylvania. She began by asking for my help in updating
her husband's résumé, but within minutes she was
describing to me how overwhelmed she felt with the impact of a
decision they had...
Whether someone is in an active or passive employment
search, executive recruiters or “head hunters” can play
a vital role. These professionals are conduits to great
opportunities for professionals.
For many business leaders and up and coming professionals,
using executive recruiters can make or break their next step up the
corporate ladder. However, the role of executive ...