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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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Revealing Potential Medical Details in an Interview

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I am currently seeking a new career opportunity; I have recently discovered news, which will affect a prospective employer with whom I secure an interview. We have just discovered my wife has cancer. It is difficult enough to secure opportunities in today's market and I have always stressed integrity and honesty as things I look for in associates and portray in my own behavior. T...

How Should I Update My Resume?

By Julie Jansen

Dear Julie, I am planning to begin looking for a new job in my field. I haven't updated my resume in eight years and don't have a clue how to begin. What should I do? Jill Franklin, Des Moines, IA Dear Jill, Writing your own resume is hard for most people to do. The style and format of resumes has definitely changed in the last eight years. The two most important elements of a good res...

When providing references is a challenge

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I am updating my resume and need some advice regarding references, should a prospective employer ask for them. I currently work for a ‘toxic boss’ who would retaliate and make my life miserable if it were known I was looking elsewhere. Those in upper management, including HR, have been made aware of this person by numerous employees, and either don’t know h...