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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
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
A recruiter may find you on LinkedIn and then like what they
“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
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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
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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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...
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...
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...