Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

Improve Your Phone Interviews With These Tips!

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At a time when you’re receiving hundreds of resumes for each position you post, phone interviews are a critical part of the hiring process.  They allow you to determine whether a candidate’s qualifications, experience, and salary needs are compatible with the position you’re offering, in a cost-effective manner. Phone interviews are the perfect way to Read more »

Ace Your Next Interview With These 4 Tips

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Finally! After submitting countless resumes and cover letters, you  got a call from what could quite possibly be your dream job, and they want to interview you.  The competition is strong, but the interview is another chance to outshine the other applicants.  It’s time to pull your best interview outfit out of the closet and show Read more »

3 Tips on Following Up After a Job Interview

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Congratulations! The big job interview you were stressing over is finally over and as far as you’re concerned, you nailed it!  You were getting good vibes from the interviewer and they seemed really impressed with your previous experience. Now you can finally relax– except for the fact that you’re pacing back and forth checking your Read more »

If You Want the Job use These Follow-Up Emails Tips!

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You wrote an excellent cover letter, crafted a perfect resume, and made it through the interview process. Now it’s time to rest while you await the employer’s decision, right? Wrong.  For some employers, how candidates follow up after the interview can make or break whether they get the job.  Sending a well-written follow up email Read more »

Use the New Year to Revamp Your Job Search

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Whether you’ve been on the hunt for a while or are recently entering the job market,  an extended job search can leave you discouraged and emotionally drained.  However, a new year brings new hope and fresh start.  Statistics show that many companies plan their hiring efforts in the first quarter of the year, so now Read more »

Wrap up 2013 & Look to the Future!

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Congratulations! You made it through another year!  As you take a look back on 2013, review your annual goals.  Did you achieve all your business objectives?  If not, use these key steps to refocus your efforts and ensure that 2014 is a success. Celebrate Past Successes. Look back at 2013, and acknowledge your accomplishments. Congratulate Read more »

Tips on How to Ask “Did I Get the Job?”

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Your resume made the cut, you made it through the phone screen, and you had an excellent interview for the most perfect job position.  After the interview, you sent out your Thank You e-mails to all the right people and let them know how interested you are in the position. Now, for the past week, Read more »

Is Your Phone Interview Giving You a Chance?

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Because they’re generally brief, phone interviews save companies time and serve as a realistic screening alternative for out-of-town candidates.  Today, many companies have an initial phone screening before deciding which applicants to bring in for an in-person meeting. The first time talking with a hiring manager can lead to increased nerves and anxiety.  This may Read more »

Creating a Professional Cover Letter that Sticks Out

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A cover letter is a vital part of the job application and the first impression you’ll make on a hiring manager.  It can make or break whether the recruiter even looks at your resume and can determine if you get contacted for an interview.  You’ve probably been told that it’s best to address your cover Read more »

Explaing Gaps on Your Resume in a Positive Way

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You’ve spent time perfecting your resume and writing a stellar cover letter.  You have excellent references that can speak volumes of nice words about you and a ton of experience that makes you the best candidate.  The only thing standing between you and your dream job is the employment gap on your resume.  Whether the Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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