Posts Categorized: Job Search Tips

3 Tips on Following Up After a Job Interview


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!


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


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!


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?”


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?


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


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


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 »

Choosing Your References Based on Job Description


Not all references are created equal. Sure they all may be able to talk about your greatest achievements, but when applying for a job it is important to find references that can discuss your skills in relation to the job you are applying for. Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing References. Do have a minimum of Read more »

The Importance of the Follow-Up Email


Unless you’re offered the job on the spot, your interview doesn’t end the moment you walk out the door.  For some employers, how candidates follow up after the interview can have just as much weigh in on their decision as the interview itself.  In order to stay top of mind in the decision process following Read more »

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