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8 Do’s and Don’ts for Conducting a Smart Job Search

Smart Job Search

Are you conducting a smart job search or just an average job search? With unemployment at record levels, lots of people are in the middle of a job search. Some are going through all the right motions but they aren’t working smart. As a result, their searches take more effort, get fewer results, and take [...]

Impress Hiring Managers by Showcasing Your Strengths

Showcase Your Strengths

Competition for job openings continues to be fierce. But you can set yourself apart by smartly displaying your strengths, specialized training, and accomplishments to beat out the competition! Use the ideas below to develop your plan to showcase your strengths.
Flaunt Professional Development Activities
Perhaps you aced the latest company training session, or sought out additional educational [...]

Not Getting Job Interviews? Recruiters Aren’t Your Problem

No Interviews

I read a book a while back called If It’s Going To, Be It’s Up to Me by Robert H. Schuller. A self-help book, the gist is that we all have abilities and talents – but most of this potential goes underutilized, or completely un-used. According to the author, we can’t rely on others to [...]

How to Choose Employment References

References

Choosing your employment references is probably close to the bottom on your list of job search worries. You just pick a few previous bosses and call it a day, right? Wrong!
In preparation for (and during) the job search, we’re often too busy focusing on perfecting our resume and intensely scanning job boards. It’s all too [...]

3 Advocates That Greatly Increase Job Search Success

Motivate

A job search can be long and difficult… and lonely. After a while, frustration sets in. At first, nothing but your dream job would be acceptable.
Now, maybe you’ve considered settling for something outside your ideal career path, joining the growing ranks of the “under-employed”. In the most frustrating situations, perhaps you’re included in the million-plus [...]

Perfect the Punch in Your Cover Letter

Punch Cover Letter

Your resume and cover letter should combine to deliver an effective “one-two punch” that grabs the positive attention needed to land an interview. Though many think the cover letter has become obsolete because of online resume posting, in reality the cover letter is equally important in electronic and paper applications. Typical business standards of communication [...]

6 Tips for Baby Boomers with Resume Gaps

Been laid off or let go in the last several years? It’s inevitable you may have gaps in work experience in your resume. Unfortunately, this can make your job search more difficult, as employers are often wary of hiring candidates with gaps for one reason or another.
So what can you do about gaps in your [...]

10 Bad Job Interview Answers

Bad Job Interview Answers

You get the interview… finally, a chance to show your stuff. You believe you nailed the interview; your answers were just as you rehearsed: honest and concise. You went home feeling pretty good about this one.
But something goes wrong. You don’t get a call back. There is no offer.
Here are answers I’ve heard from candidates [...]

Top 5 Job Interview Mistakes to Learn From

Interview Mistakes

Sometimes we learn from our mistakes… sometimes we learn from the mistakes of others.
You can rise above your job search competition by learning the top 5 job interview mistakes we see them making right now …
5. Not Knowing Their Own Resume
As a recruiter, I am constantly astounded that candidates, when asked, do not know the [...]

Become Irresistible to Employers to Land Interviews

Irresistible Job Candidate

Resumes have traditionally been used to communicate the facts of your education and training that qualify you for job openings. More recently, job seekers have tried spicing up their resumes by using colored paper, fancy fonts, and other flourishes. Although artistically appealing, none of these approaches is effective in getting an interview. The most effective [...]