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Want To Fail The Interview? 5 Ways To Accomplish It.

Want to fail your interview?  Who would want to do that?  Well I see it all the time.  It’s amazing how unprepared candidates can be.  You must get the interviewer on your side so that you can move on to the next step of the process.  You want to be prepared and you don’t want…

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Writing the Perfect Cover Letter: 8 Tips to Follow

Writing a perfect cover letter is extremely hard and time-consuming and it’s extremely important. It should tell your story and grab someone’s attention so they want to meet you. Yet it must be concise and to-the-point. The average hiring manager/recruiter will only spend about 5-6 seconds scanning your cover note before they make a decision to contact you. Can you tell your story in 5 seconds? While it’s not easy, it can be done. You just need to follow some simple rules:

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New Job: 5 Things To Start Off Right

A new job is an exciting and stressful time. Everything you will be doing is new – new responsibilities, new staff, new boss and you might even be in a new city or doing a new commute. It’s tempting to just keep a low profile until you are comfortable in your new environment and with your new duties. But that’s not necessarily the best thing to do. You want and need to make a good first impression so here are 5 things you must do in your new job.

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Hello: 5 Networking Questions

“Hello, I’m Marie and you are?” Yes, networking can be awkward.  Most of us hate to do it and rely on the standard introductions and questions.  How many times have you been asked or asked someone, “What do you do?”  To be good at networking, you must understand your goal. Your networking goal is to make a…

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Typefaces: 10 Best Resume Fonts

The typeface you choose for your resume is very important.  Your resume needs to be clear and concise as possible.  It also must be read on many types of devices from desktops to mobile phones.  Sans-serif typefaces are best for small screens and the easiest to read on all screens.  Make sure your resume is…

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Resumes: 20 Powerful Words To Add

Adding powerful words to your resume is important.  Every word counts and you must make sure you are using the right ones.  Today with applicant tracking systems, Twitter resumes, word counts and hiring managers who are scanning resumes on electronic devices, your resume must be as concise as possible.   Your words must capture the readers attention immediately. Meaningless…

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Ready To Quit? A 10 Step Plan To Help The Process

Ready to quit your job but don’t have a new one lined up?  If things were perfect, you wouldn’t move until you had a position.  Unfortunately, you may be in a situation that you find intolerable.  It may be very stressful, a terrible commute or just a dead end job. What you have to remember is…

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Interviews: 4 Steps To Follow Up

The rules to follow up after an interview are simple. First, you must do it and second, you must do it correctly. If you don’t follow up, you risk presenting yourself as uninterested in the opportunity or rude. You want to show that you are courteous, attentive and a good communicator.

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Phone Interviews: 8 Steps To Be Prepared

It’s important to handle a telephone interview properly.  Recruiters and hiring managers are all managing heavy schedules.  A telephone interview is a great way to see if a candidate ‘fits’ before scheduling all the formal interviews.  It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to screen candidates.  It also gives the candidate the opportunity to see if…

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Summertime Job Search: 3 Tips To Sizzle In The Job Market

Is it productive to do a summertime job search? Many job seekers think that recruiters/hiring managers will be away for the summer. That’s not true. While people do take vacations in the summer and around holidays, very few people take long vacations any more and, if they do, they have someone to cover for them. In the business world, summer is ‘business as usual.’

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips to Maximize Readership

In the job search world today, getting noticed can be the hardest part. Recruiters and hiring managers are bombarded with resumes and only spend a few seconds scanning each one. What should you do to be noticed? Make sure your cover letter stands out and is easy to read.

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Job Seeker: 4 Mistakes You Can’t Make

As a job seeker, you want to maximize all the opportunities you have to get the word out, to get that interview and to follow up. However, there are some general rules you must be careful that you don’t break. You want to be seen as a credible professional looking for a new job, not as an annoying, aggravating pest.

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Is Your Resume Ready for the Mobile/Digital World? (Free Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview With recruiters and hiring managers embracing the mobile world, it’s extremely important to get your resume out using these technologies. Social recruiting has become very important.  It has edged out job boards as a means to connect with employers and can help job seekers get noticed. A mobile/digital resume can help introduce you…

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Twitter Resumes: 4 Examples Showing Why You Should Have One

Should you have a Twitter resume or not?  Twitter resumes are one of the best ways to create short, targeted resumes. They highlight the main reason an employer should hire you, focusing in on your main selling point.  Everyone is reading less text these days and your resume, your cover letter and even your elevator speech…

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Chopped: How To Make A Lunch Interview Successful

Lunch interviews happen quite frequently.  The job might be confidential, interviewers might not have the time in the office, an employer might want to see your social skills or they might want to impress you.  Whatever the situation, you are being evaluated and you must be prepared.  Here are a few dos and don’t to…

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Attending Events & Networking: 5 Important Tips

Attending events and networking are the most important things you can do for your career.  Online conferences and webinars are a great way to learn, but nothing will replace the value of being there, according to Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing.  I couldn’t agree more.  Here are some of Matt’s reasons and insights: 1.  Get that ‘out of office’…

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New Job, More Money? 4 Items To Watch For

New job, more money.  At least that is what you expect.   But it doesn’t always work that way.   Unless you are careful,  you can lose money with your new job. There are a lot of reasons to take a new job – the opportunity to learn,  try a new industry or do something completely different.  You may be…

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Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Rules To Follow

A business meeting can be informative or a time wasters.  You can be running the meeting or attending but certain rules apply to all. By following proper etiquette, you establish respect with the participants, help the meeting to run well and establish cooperation.   It’s your responsibility to help by following a few simple rules. 1.  Agenda – The…

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