Posts Tagged ‘ job search ’

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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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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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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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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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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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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The Advantage of the Informational Interview

January 25, 2012
The Advantage of the Informational Interview

Informational interviews are meetings between job seekers and representatives from companies that aren’t hiring at the time. If a job opening exists, pursue it. But if the company doesn’t have any openings, meeting with one of the executives is a great way to build your network of industry contacts. The meeting could lead to a…

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The Angst of Choosing between Job Offers

July 13, 2011
The Angst of Choosing between Job Offers

One of the most stressful aspects of your job search might be selecting which offer to accept. And your anxiety might have nothing to do with comparing your choices – it may be your fear of disappointing someone that was supportive along the way. My thoughts? To Thine Own Self Be True. A friend of…

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Making Cover Letter Magic

June 17, 2011
Making Cover Letter Magic

Cover letters, or cover emails, are a necessary evil to landing an interview. It’s annoying to have to craft a brilliant, succinct and distinctive email when many interviewers toss them aside and dive right into your resume. But then again, there are those hirers that won’t get to your resume if they don’t like your…

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There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

April 25, 2011
There’s no Shame in Facing the Firing Line

Marie Claire magazine recently interviewed Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She talks about the tears she shed after getting fired at CBS in 2006 and the job she took afterwards  as a freelance reporter at MSNBC at a tenth of her previous salary. Even though she took the job because “it was work,” it…

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