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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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Here's a collection of job search tips that
have helped my clients over the years.
I couldn't think of any clever theme to tie
them together, but you know what? So what! The theme here is that
these tips work! And they can help you find work,
So here they are. Read them and reap
1) Create your own
The Big Mo -- you hear about it all the time in
sports. Teams wi...
How does one go about getting the name of someone in human
resources or the name of a hiring manager? Job listings posted all
over the place simply read: No phone calls and direct
résumé to BD or some other letter combination at some
post office box or no-reply email address. Getting a name is like
pulling a needle from a haystack. A good read might be something
from Sherlock Holmes or a...
As the economy slowly improves and job seekers are chasing
after fewer and fewer jobs, what you put on your resume has become
more important than ever. Before you send your resume anywhere, run
it through this quick five-point checklist to determine if it needs
a tune-up or a complete overhaul.
1. Clear objective
There has been a lot of debate lately among the resume writing