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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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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.
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
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...
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
Those in upper management, including HR, have been made
aware of this person by numerous employees, and either don’t