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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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Q. I am in the IT space and just came back from a
job interview that I was sent on by a recruiter. What is the proper
etiquette with regards to sending thank you notes in a 3 month
contract situation? I didn’t think to get the
interviewer’s business card, so I don’t even have his
information. I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on
PZ, Tampa, FL
Are you sitting by the phone, twiddling your thumbs, just
waiting to get a call about the job you just applied for? Have you
been sitting there a really long time? Have your calls gone
unreturned? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at your
Please, no sighing allowed. I know you’ve heard it all
before and you’re probably really tired of even looking at
Avoid writing your resume for
one position and failing to modify it for others — especially
when that position requires a distinct or different set of
skills. It's likely you have the skills for
varying positions, but the key skills outlined in Job B (compared
to Job A) may be buried by irrelevant or unrelated
details. Tweak each resume, telling the hiring
company what they need ...