How can I make myself stand out as a candidate?
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By Julie Jansen
I was laid off eight months ago and have been actively looking for a job since then. I’ve only had a few interviews and it seems like no one’s really hiring. How can I make myself stand out as a candidate?
Jackie Frankel, Minneapolis, MN
Taking Time to Heal
By Maureen Anderson
Don’t be so sure you can hide the pain of having been fired when you go out looking for other work. Advice from career consultant Christopher Gilliam of Boise, Idaho, who suggests that before you go job hunting, you come to terms with the reason you’re in this position. "If you were fired or laid off," he says, "you’re going to have some emotions to work through, and you need to work through them. I’m not saying you can’t conduct a job search until you’re completely healed, but I think you need to process at least some of what you’re feeling if you’re going to be successful."
Candidates I Hired Because of Their Answers to Interview Questions (Part 2)
From WWDS - What Would Dad Say
This applicant was very highly regarded and did well during the entire interview. I was close to recommending that she advance to the next round of interviews when she made a comment that cemented the deal.
"What’s more," she said, "I will never ask for a raise.
Other Blog Entries
New Resume Gets Results For New Jersey Man
By Kevin Donlin
Kevin Donlin talks about how revamping a resume got a many in New Jersey out of a job slump and back into the workforce. His quick solutions for an engineer helped get an interview and a new career.
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