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Don't Let the Requirements Spook You

By Sarah Landrum

Fewer things are more deflating than scrolling through a job description, feeling good about all the qualifications you meet, until you see, “Creative and fictional writing experience required.” Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start over. How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you ...

How To Ace The Trickiest Interview Questions

By Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success. You can prepare yourself by gaining a thorough knowledge of the company, how the organization is positioned in the marketplace, their major competitors and both the long and short-t...

Zombie Career Advice – How to Save Yourself from It

By Kathleen Winsor Games

One of the things I have observed throughout my years as a career coach is that there are certain career myths that, try as I might, I can’t seem to kill off. Certain ill-founded career beliefs tend to resurrect themselves again and again. Like a zombie, these myths appear to have a mind of their own, and unfortunately, can do real damage to your career. This month we will examine the top ca...

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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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10 Mistakes Job Seekers Make... And How to Avoid Them

By Ford R. Myers

Many people make significant job search mistakes and never even know about it. These blunders are easy to make, and they can cost you the job offer or lose you thousands of dollars. Below, I reveal 10 of the biggest mistakes, and explain how to avoid them. Mistake #1: Relying on Online Job Postings In general, job postings and “want ads” produce little value. However, it is also...

Two More Job Search Problems Solved

By Kevin Donlin

Three weeks ago I surveyed 159 job seekers by email to get their answers to this question: “What one thing could I do to make your job search easier?” I received a ton of responses, with so many questions and problems that it would take 10 or 20 articles to answer them all. But time is short and attention spans are shorter. So, I picked two common job search problems to answer here. Re...

Job Search Strategies: What Are Corporate Growth Opportunities and Why Should I Care?

By Mary Elizabeth Bradford

One of the wisest things you will do in your job search is learn the best non-traditional job search methods that fit your particular goals. One method (and it happens to be my favorite – read on to find out why) is finding and following up on what I like to call corporate growth opportunities. Growth opportunities are windows when a company is experiencing some form of growth....