Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

Why You Should Always Network, Even if You’re Not Currently Job Searching

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Never stop networking. Even if you’re currently job searching or you have a position that you believe will be there for you until the day you decide to retire, networking is a wonderful tool to improve your live professionally and personally, no matter what your present circumstances might be. The primary reason to network is Read more »

Questions You Should NEVER Ask During Your Job Interview

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Last week we touched on questions you should ask in an interview. But what about those you should NEVER ask? Ask these questions and you can probably wave good bye to any chance of getting hired or getting the salary you truly deserve: How much paid vacation time do I get? While there’s inherently nothing Read more »

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview

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So you’ve landed an interview. Congratulations! Now you need to prepare for it, and prepare well. If you researched the company some as you were writing your cover letter and resume (you did didn’t you, so that you could reference your knowledge of the company in your cover letter?), you now need to really dig Read more »

The Best “Action” Verbs for Your Resume

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As you write a resume, you must remember that its purpose isn’t to get you a job, it’s to get you an interview. A resume is to pique an employer’s interest in you so much that the hiring manager will call you in for an interview. It’s at the job interview that you can then Read more »

How to Deal with Gaps in Your Resume

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If you have a large gap in your work history, you may be worried that you’ll have an even harder time finding work in today’s tough economy. That needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you handle questions about “holes” in your employment history: If you’ve just found yourself “between jobs,” as Read more »

It’s Not About You: The Key to a Successful Job Interview

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Have you ever met someone for the first time and, after exchanging the usual pleasantries about what a nice day it is (or isn’t), what each of you do for a living, etc., the person launches into a monologue all about him? His opinions. His tribulations. His day. His week. The funny thing his kid Read more »

Job Negotiation Skills: How to Answer the Salary Requirement Question

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Many otherwise professional, savvy, mature job seekers turn into puddles of anxiety when it comes to discussing and negotiating their salary requirements when job searching. The following tips can help you do negotiate a salary with which both you and your future employer will be happy: Understand that employees cost a business a ton of Read more »

Are You Too Qualified for the Job?

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As funny as it sounds, being too qualified for a job can sometimes go against you.  When interviewers say you are “overqualified,” here’s what they are concerned about: You’ll be bored in this position. You won’t be satisfied with the salary they’re offering. You’ll leave as soon as you get a better opportunity. They’ll have Read more »

Job Interview Mistakes That Will Keep You From an Offer

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You have a great resume, a cover letter that dazzles, impeccable references–the only thing left is the interview.  So make sure you don’t make these mistakes: Don’t show up late! The easiest way to look bad right off the bat is to show up late.  It gives the impression that you’re irresponsible and makes the Read more »

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