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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
Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing
experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start
How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you
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...
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
This month we will examine the top ca...
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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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The bestseller, The Secret, became a phenomenal success in
2007. Its message is that we are all governed by the Law of
Attraction, through which whatever we are holding in our mind and
feeling is attracted to us. Author Bob Doyle puts it this way:
"Like attracts like at a thought level, and so as you think a
thought, you are also attracting like thoughts to you.”
It’s a ...
It would appear that many people truly enjoy prolonged
unemployment, based on the behaviors they exhibit and their
unwillingness to change.
(For those of you that truly want to
change your employment circumstances, please read below and
identify which behaviors you can modify to change the outcomes you
Believe what you read in the newspapers is the only reason you
In his book, "Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut," author
David Shenk argues (cogently) that whereas information was once
something we just couldn't get enough of, now we are all drowning
in too much information.
Of course, David isn't the first to make this point. That honor
belongs to Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: "Of making many books
there is no end, and much study is a weariness o...