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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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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
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...
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 have been going on some job
interviews lately, and it seems like I've been getting a lot of
tricky questions from the interviewers. I don't know if the
questions are even legitimate, but they sure do try to steer me
into no-win answers.
For example, one interviewer
asked me to describe my worst boss. What's the point of that?
Another one asked me what I would most like to change about ...
A chain is only as effective as its weakest link—and you
don’t know which link is weak until the chain is tested. If
your job search is falling short, one of your job-search skills may
be the weak link. By analyzing your chain of job search skills, you
can build a stronger chain, one that can stand up to any test.
There are three critical links in your job search chain.
Finding a job in the city where you live is hard enough;
trying to find a job hundreds or even thousands of miles away can
be even tougher. Not only are you fighting against the job market
in a city you don’t know, you’re also dealing with
three big challenges:
Challenge #1: Lack of a business network in the new
Whether you realize it or not, many job openings are filled