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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
Have you ever thought of “The Professional You?”
When we want to maintain a professional impression, it is important
that everything that we do carries a professional theme. You may
make a great impression on the day of the interview but it does not
end there. Think of your job search as an overall
advertising/marketing campaign. Here are some examples:
1. Your phone
Do you have an ans...
When applying for a job today, it’s essential to appear
confident in your communications with the hiring manager. Everyone
knows that “looking the part” is important.
That’s why job seekers wear nice clothes, style their hair
professionally and obsess over the design of resumes.
But even when they’re fixating on details such as the
style of bullet to use in their resu...
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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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There is no doubt that our current economy is a little scary
to say the least. Companies are laying off in mass numbers while
gas, food, and energy costs are reaching record highs. It can be
very difficult to maintain sanity in the midst of such uncertainty,
let alone think about finding a job. But with responsibilities like
bills and family always present, one must learn to keep pushing
The “Hidden Job Market” refers to over 75% job
openings that are never advertised. Yes, the employment ads (online
and offline) account for just a small fraction of openings that
actually exist. As a career coach and resume writer, I have
observed that most of these jobs are filled through networking and
other internal channels that job seekers rarely care to
Imagine for a moment that you’ve just heard the dreaded
words, “We’re going to have to let you go.” A lot
of people have heard this phrase over the last several years, and
most have probably reacted with some degree of panic: How am I
going to pay my bills? Where am I going to go? What am I going to
Obviously, this frame of mind is not a great launching point