Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

Some Questions You Should Ask During Your Job Interview


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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 »

Eliminating Burnout


Has your life become too complicated? Between telephones, cell phones, voicemail, e-mail, and text messaging, we’ve never been more accessible–and more prone to interruption. Add job and family responsibilities, and it’s enough to make you feel overwhelmed! Here are some ways you can eliminate burnout and get back on track: Practice extreme self-care. When you Read more »

Positive Thinking Leads to Career Success


I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy.  So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or be mistaken for a Read more »

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