Category Archives: Job Search

How to Respond to “Difficult Situation” Questions in Your Interview

Adversity appears in some form in all jobs. A person’s ability to handle difficult or confrontational situations is important to success in any position. During your interviews, it is likely you will receive some type of question about how you … Continue reading

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How Many Thank You Notes Are Too Many?

When a client recently interviewed with more than 20 people, even I wondered – is it overkill to send a separate thank you note to EVERYONE? I didn’t have a clear answer, so I went to my “brain trust” – … Continue reading

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FAQs About Job Offers: Part Three

Question: I interviewed with a company yesterday and they mentioned that a background check is a standard part of their hiring process. I’m worried what a background check will reveal. What should I do? Answer: Don’t wait until you’ve been offered the … Continue reading

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The Four Tips Job Seekers Should Know About Working with Executive Recruiters

Executive recruiters provide a useful service by determining the best candidates for open positions. This process helps businesses identify candidates who can fulfill the job, are dedicated, and will fit within the work environment. When seeking a job, it is … Continue reading

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You Have a 1.2% Chance of Getting a Job Through an Online Application – How to Increase Your Odds

I recently attended The National Resume Writers’ Association’s annual conference, where I learned of this startling statistic. While I always knew that having an internal company contact was MUCH more effective than applying to open jobs, even I was surprised … Continue reading

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Avoid Social Media Pitfalls in the Job Search

More than 73% of U.S. adults use social networks, and by 2016 the number could reach 4.3 billion, according to Radicati Group Inc., a market research firm. Employers have taken a liking to the popularity of social media, including platforms … Continue reading

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FAQs About Job Offers: Part Two

It’s a good problem to have, but still a problem – what do you do if you let your current boss know you’re accepting a new position, and they tell you they don’t want to lose you? Question: I was … Continue reading

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What To Do When You Receive Conflicting Career Advice

“Resumes should never be more than one page.” and “Resumes should never be more than two pages.” “Don’t waste your time with a cover letter, no one reads them.” and “Cover letters are more important than the resume.” “Don’t show … Continue reading

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Use Twitter to Find Your Next Job

Twitter gives you as a jobseeker the opportunity to get directly connected with recruiters, HR Representatives, and hiring managers in a simple way. Here are five steps for using Twitter to find your next job. Clean Up Your Profile. Many … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick” Job Search? Yes!

Moving at the speed of life can be difficult with all of the directions that we are pulled in; keeping up with family, friends, work, and recreation has pushed us to our limits as far as time is concerned. Add … Continue reading

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