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Resume Mistakes Can Cost You the Job
Recently I was assisting an employer with the hiring process and reviewed many resumes that were sent in. I couldn't help but be concerned that so many people are not having any job search success because they are using a very poor resume to... (More)
What Did You Say? A college education has been long regarded as essential to getting the best jobs available - and that is still true today. Yet, employers are demanding more from their new college recruits!
Online Career Networking
Your job search/career network includes the people who can help you find a new job, get a promotion, change careers, get a client, give you a recommendation, or who are willing to assist you in any one of a number of ways. In many cases, all you have... (More)
Avoid a 3-Ring Circus with these New Interviewing Strategies
I referenced the circus because I just finished another interviewing book that recommends asking for the job before leaving the interview. I can envision up to 15 qualified professionals each asking the interviewer for the job. If each asks for the... (More)
How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter
Sending a thank you letter is as important as interview preparation. But they're tough to write, so people either tell themselves that not sending one doesn't matter, or they procrastinate until it's too late and almost pointless anyway.'yone who... (More)
Resume Writing 101
Interviewing: First Impression is critical First impressions are critical to a successful interview. Make sure to be on time, maintain eye contact, answer questions honestly, and be confident. These are key to making a good and lasting impression.... (More)
Should I Include My Salary Requirements In My Cover Letter
In most normal cases, you should not include your salary expectation in cover letters unless you have very good reason for doing so. This may be when a recruiter contacts you after seeing your resume somewhere, such as an online job board. In this... (More)
Do you know what is appropriate to wear to a job interview? What to say or do to impress and not turn off an employer? Interview etiquette is an often overlooked but important part of job search success.
From 'Just A Job' To Your Dream Career
Are you in a career you love, or in a job you are tolerating? What's the difference? If you're working strictly to earn a paycheck to pay the bills, you have a job. If your days are filled with passion and delight for the work you do, you have a... (More)
Why Do You Need a Resume
You've been working your way up to positions of increased responsibility over the past 15 years, you are widely known within your industry, and you have even been quoted in trade and business publications on changes in the economic markets and... (More)
How to Train Yourself for a New Job
If you've been looking for a job for any length of time, you'll notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes... (More)
Don't Sing the Job-Hunting Blues
You created the resume. You composed the cover letter. You bought the suit to dress for success. You applied for various job openings and now you wait. You wait for the phone to ring inviting you to interview. You wait to learn of job leads.... (More)