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Don't Let the Requirements Spook You

By Sarah Landrum

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 required.” Your heart sinks. You only have business and proposal writing experience! Dejected, you go back to the search page, and start over. How many job opportunities have you passed up on because you ...

How To Ace The Trickiest Interview Questions

By Mary Eileen Williams

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...

Zombie Career Advice – How to Save Yourself from It

By Kathleen Winsor Games

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 career. This month we will examine the top ca...

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Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

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 pr...

Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

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 it. 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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Should You Be Worried About Temp Jobs On Your Resume?

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

In the midst of the Great Recession, many workers have found themselves cobbling together temporary or short-term jobs in order to pay the bills. These workers often become very concerned about how this work activity will appear on their resumes. If this is a concern of yours, take heart—many people are in the exact same situation. The first thing you should know is that the cu...

Is It Dumb Luck or By Design?

By Mary Rosenbaum

I overheard a conversation on the train recently and it went something like this: “He was just lucky. It was a cold call and he had no idea this would turn into such a huge client. Just dumb luck.” I believe that we create our own luck. The odds of winning the lottery are 175 million to one. The odds of an average golfer making a hole in one are 12,500 to one and a tour professional at...

Older Workers: Don't Take a Backseat in the Hiring Process

By Joe Turner

Does age-bias exist in the hiring process today?That's a tricky question as it's often hard to prove yet many mature workers seem to face more of an uphill battle when competing against Gen-Xer's and Yer's today. Here are 5 pointers for those job hunters who may have a few years under their belts. Change Your Mindset Remind yourself that you’re experienced, not o...