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Brand your way to a Career Change

By Patricia Edwards

How to showcase your brand when changing careers: Sandra had been in banking operations for a decade, was very successful and was given professional development opportunities through rotational assignments. One of them was in the corporate recruiting department and, as she explained it, “Even though I liked working with bank customers on resolving issues and providing solutions, this was dif...

Do I Still Need a Resume if I'm on LinkedIn?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Believe it or not I hear this question from job seekers and connections in my network at least once a week. I want to address the issue head on—a resume and a LinkedIn profile are not interchangeable. One isn’t designed to replace the other in a job search; on the contrary, they’re meant to complement each other. A recruiter may find you on LinkedIn and then like what they see...

9 Reasons Why I Won't Hire You

By Joey Trebif

“The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own." - Bill Bradley. Hiring managers have a tough job. They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. Statistically speaking, the best hiring managers only get it right 3 out of 5 times. Of course, you need to make it to the interv...

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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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Unexpected Termination

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I am at a loss how to handle an unexpected termination by an employer after only six weeks. What do you suggest in terms of stating it on my resume? When I’m interviewing, what steps should I take to handle potential employer’s questions to explain my situation? My former employer is in the education industry. I left that job at the end of March 2007, after...

Displaced workers find there's more to job hunting than resume

By Joan Lloyd

There's still a lot of bitterness out there. I experienced some of it first hand last week, while I was addressing a group of older, displaced workers, who wanted to learn the latest strategies for job hunting. Many in the audience were displaced from a local plant that had closed. When they began their career, some more than twenty years earlier, they thought they would follow the same path their...

Is Lack of Focus Dragging Your Resume Down?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

How many of you can honestly say you know exactly what you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you already have it figured out, and maybe you are already living and working it. If you are, does your resume know that? I work with clients every day and speak to hundreds of job seekers every week that have no idea what they want to do. I ask “Well, what do you want to do?” Then I receive t...