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Do you really know why your phone isn’t ringing when you submit your resume? Most people submit their resume for a position without understanding why a company is asking for one. I recently asked a job seeker “Do you know why your phone isn’t ringing when you submit a resume? Here is that job seekers

There is a burning question among many job seekers, “Are cover letters important?” Even a perception that they are never read and a waste of energy to write so many of them. So job seekers try to be quick and efficient in the creation of a cover letter. Many people use the body of their email

Your Resume Needs Function and Form

Thursday, 16 April 2015 by

Today most job seekers put a lot of effort into one resume. Some want it to look nice while others want to cram it full a information. Remember, your resume has to capture their attention, in a positive way, within the first 30 seconds of reading it. To much information will be overwhelming and you can

Why are you looking for a new position? Over three quarters of the time, a job seeker is driven to look for a new job by reasons that are less than emotionally positive. They had a disagreement with a coworker, a review they might not agree with, a change in management, didn’t get a promotion they

Many hiring experts will tell you that most job seekers are not mentally prepared to conduct their job search. For the job seeker, this can be very costly. Their mental road block, which is almost always based on lack of preparation, will most likely lead to several unnecessary months being added to their job search.

Traditional vs Behavioral Interviews

Saturday, 14 February 2015 by

You want to be prepared and confident when participating in either type of interview. Interviewing does not come naturally to most people. In fact, almost everything about an interview goes against basic human emotions. In an interview you are being evaluated and judged – constantly. That’s the interviewer’s job! They must ask the right questions,

Managing Your Liabilities

Monday, 26 January 2015 by

Every job seeker has liabilities. But most of them do not recognize those liabilities. Failure to recognize and deal with liabilities can be a fatal mistake that will negatively affect everything you do. Something that may appear to you as an asset can sometimes be considered a liability by an employer. For example, if you

Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Monday, 12 January 2015 by

From the Eyes of Hiring Professionals Searching for a new job is very challenging. In fact, it’s probably the toughest job anyone will ever have. In today’s competitive job market, with more people unemployed and fewer available jobs, some of the “little” things can become critical to actually landing the right job. If you will

7 Tips to Revamp Your Job Search for 2015

Friday, 02 January 2015 by

by: Mary Gay Townsend Experts foresee the job market being more competitive than ever in 2015. With 10.9 million Americans unemployed, it is important to take a fresh look at your job search strategy. Now is the perfect time to develop an effective plan for success. How can you set yourself apart from the competition and

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