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Google Hangout 6/26/14 at 1:00: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview

June 22, 2014
Google Hangout 6/26/14 at 1:00: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview

Announcing a Google Hangout on Thursday, June 26th, 1:00 pm EST that I’m hosting with Resume Edge. The topic is: Critical Things to Consider Before You Interview and will cover: • How to prepare for the most common interview questions and interview puzzle questions • Think like an interviewer- what are they looking for that…

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How to Spot a Good Boss in an Inteview

June 22, 2014
How to Spot a Good Boss in an Inteview

When you’re sitting across from your potential future boss at an interview, it can be easy to feel like that time is all about impressing him or her. And while that is a top priority, you should also be sniffing out whether the company—and especially this person—is one you’d like to work for. You might…

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Job Applications Gaining Importance

February 26, 2014
Job Applications Gaining Importance

…………..In years past, if you wanted to work at a particular company, you sent its recruiters your resume and a cover letter. Now you often have to complete a detailed application as well. Aileen Richards, the Head of Human Resources of Mars Candy, recently told me that company-sponsored applications are gaining importance in her organization…

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Have You Made This Networking Mistake?

January 15, 2014
Have You Made This Networking Mistake?

…………In 2014 you would have to live in a cave not to know that networking is critical to almost every aspect of your career. The message to develop potential business relationships pours out of every career website, book and magazine. Professionals know to network, but many don’t make use of their networking opportunities. It may…

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Recent Grads Explore New Ways to Network

December 5, 2013
Recent Grads Explore New Ways to Network

Millennials grew up hearing that their career success will depend on networking and they have enthusiastically responded. Not only have these recent grads embraced all the traditional methods of connecting with other professionals, but they’re creating some of their own successful techniques. Of course, networking, or getting to the point where you can network, may…

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Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

October 23, 2013
Write Your Resume for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Had

My friend, Anna, has a pretty great job. She is an associate in a private equity firm that gives her a ton of responsibility and has enabled her to learn a lot in the short time she’s been there. But she has one major problem. Her office is in Boston and her friends and family…

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The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

October 9, 2013
The First Thing You Should Do After You Accept a Job

……………Congratulations, you got a job! Someone has finally recognized your talents after you’ve sucked up loads of time in interviews, not-getting-interviews, and not-getting-return-emails. You’re probably ready to absorb yourself in your new position, but make sure you take time to do one more thing; contact everyone who was helpful to you during your search. Middle…

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Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

August 21, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Optimize their Resumes

……………..New grads can be thankful that the employment picture continues to improve, but they’ll still have to be creative to snag the job they want. And since resumes are the first impression a respective employer receives, successful applicants know that’s where their creativity should start. They offer polished resumes that reflect careful consideration of how…

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Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

June 5, 2013
Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

……………….College graduates are all too familiar with the challenges of job searching in an economy that hasn’t fully recovered from its five-year trough. Every October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys recent graduates to determine their employment picture. The latest reported data, from October 2011, shows 12.6 percent unemployment for recent grads versus 7.3 percent…

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Going Beyond “To Whom It May Concern”: The Art of Writing a Winning Cover Letter

February 20, 2013
Going Beyond “To Whom It May Concern”: The Art of Writing a Winning Cover Letter

……………………………By Guest Contributor Rachel Pryzby After you read my first guest post (Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most), you’re probably on your way to creating a solid resume that effectively markets your skills and achievements. A cover letter, on the other hand, is a completely different animal, and one that doesn’t get as…

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Job Satisfaction for the Millennial Generation

January 23, 2013
Job Satisfaction for the Millennial Generation

……………………………The Millennial Generation has job-hopped more than past generations, which the media attributes to a variety of influences, but job dissatisfaction is at the core. Most of the factors influencing job satisfaction aren’t too surprising: working conditions, workload and stress, recognition and responsibility, promotion and financial rewards, co-worker respect and relationship with supervisors. More thought…

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Confessions of an Interviewer

January 9, 2013
Confessions of an Interviewer

……………………………This week I’m re-posting one of my reader’s favorite posts on interviewing. Enjoy I gained a reputation for being a tough interviewer at the bank where I worked. It was a slow evolution. I remember always being considered so nice. Oh, maybe that was high school. My interviewing days stretched back to working as a…

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Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most

November 28, 2012
Resume Greatest Hits: Questions I Get Asked Most

By Guest Contributor Rachel Pryzby Many young professionals get one set of resume advice from their parents, completely different suggestions from their college career center, and a regular ol’ Google search brings up countless articles and blog posts with titles like “Common Resume Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Dream Job.” It can be confusing…

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Issues to Discuss with Human Resources Before You Accept an Offer

October 24, 2012
Issues to Discuss with Human Resources Before You Accept an Offer

(The following is an article I wrote for The Daily Muse with a link below) After months of job search agony, you might have an urge to immediately accept any offer you receive. But before you give a final answer, take time to learn a little more about what the company has to offer. Remember,…

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Career Lessons from a Stylist

September 27, 2012
Carla Pressley

My hair stylist is one of the smartest people I know. Carla Pressley works in a salon in the DC metropolitan area, where I was lucky enough to find her after calling the salon for an appointment four years ago. Since then, Carla has begun to split her time between the salon and independent work.…

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Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

May 16, 2012
Seeking a College Internship that makes your Resume Pop

You probably realized soon after you arrived at college that by the time you are a senior you better have a resume that grabs recruiters’ attention. The easiest way to do that is to win an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. Or…get a good summer internship. Even if you need to earn money over the…

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Yes, You do Have Connections

May 15, 2012
Yes, You do Have Connections

Last week I wrote a post entitled: Have Connections? Use Them! One of my readers wrote in “Yeah, well, that doesn’t apply to me; I don’t know anyone.” I told her it doesn’t matter whether she’s 22 and just out of college, or 32 and changing careers. She has connections. The same goes for you.…

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Have Connections? Use Them!

May 14, 2012
Have Connections? Use Them!

The woman I interviewed had a gap in her resume. I couldn’t figure out what she did during that period. “So how about this time frame?” I asked. “Well…” she began, hesitatingly, “I did have a job at a pharmaceutical lab.” Really? Why isn’t it on your resume? Oh, I hate to talk about it.…

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Follow-up When You Don’t Receive a Job Offer

May 13, 2012
Follow-up When You Don’t Receive a Job Offer

“The sale begins when the customer says no.” That was the motto of a top salesperson at Merrill Lynch when I worked there. At the time I thought the saying was corny, but now I would recast it as simple yet brilliant. And it applies not only to the sale of products and services but…

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Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

May 12, 2012
Love Your Job? Get Ready to Leave

I loved my job and had no thoughts of leaving. But a funny thing happened when I went on maternity leave; half my 30-person work group left for a competitor. The news came as a shock to me, even in my rather emotionally removed state. I hadn’t seen the change coming and felt a mixture…

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