Tag Archive | "Interview advice"

What’s Missing from Your Resume?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Midlife Career Change: Planning for Success

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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There are many reasons why people who have pursued the same career for 30 years might want to completely change direction. Some were never really happy or fulfilled in the field they “just fell into” when they left school. Others feel that it’s time to give back and make a positive difference in the world. […]

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Know Your Figures When Job Hunting

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Think fast – if the hiring department of the company of your dreams asked you what you’ve done for other employers, what would you say?  Would you say that you helped them out or could you cite specific figures?  If you don’t have numbers to back up your job skills, you may want to start […]

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Go Back to School to Find a Job

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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If the thought of going back to school makes you queasy, you’re not alone.  However, you might want to take a deep breath and face the discomfort when you’re looking for a new job.  If you’re alumni, there are services in place that can help you get support during your job hunting process – and […]

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Don’t Have Experience? Still Looking for a Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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The eternal Catch-22: you want a certain job, but you need to have experience.  And you can’t get that experience unless you can get that job.  To anyone who’s looking for a job, this can become a nightmare.  You feel like you’re stuck between a resume and a hard place.  While you continue to send […]

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Be Specific on Your Resume

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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When you’re looking for a job, it might be tempting to just send off as many of your resumes as possible.  After all, the more you send, the most chances you get, right?  While that’s certainly true, you’re going to catch more hiring departments, not with honey, but with specific words and details on your […]

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Should You Go to Job Fairs?

Friday, March 2, 2012

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You’re looking high and low for a job when suddenly you see an advertisement for a job fair.  It sounds pretty promising to be lined up with so many prospective employers all at one time.  But you’re hesitant, of course.  Do job fairs give you the winning edge and the winning opportunities you need?  Let’s […]

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The RIGHT Way to Job Hunt

Friday, December 30, 2011

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Let’s face it – searching for a job can be a pain. It’s time-consuming, it’s dull, and, today, it can be frustrating since you may never hear back from most companies.  What you need to know is that there are good ways and bad ways of hunting for a job. And if you want to […]

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Brand Yourself and Make Hiring Departments Remember You

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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When you think about certain brands that you buy, you remember one special thing about them.  Think about the Golden Arches and McDonald’s or ‘Just Do It’ and Nike.  Branding is what makes companies memorable, and you can use this same idea to brand yourself in the eyes of an employer.  If you can show […]

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Stop Sending the Wrong Message!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Your resume and your online life may not be sending the right message about who you are and what you have to offer to the company.  Before you apply for one more job, you need to make sure that you’re giving off the right signals to others who might hire you.  Because if you’re not, […]

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