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    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work

    Why Stock Cover Letters Don't Work
    One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they've created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Cover Letter Etiquette

    Cover Letter Etiquette
    Job seekers often spend countless hours developing their resumes and then treat their cover letters as an afterthought. This can be a critical mistake; the cover letter can help your resume get noticed. Think of the cover letter as your resume's cheerleading section. To make the best impression, follow these etiquette rules: Say No to the Cover Letter Cop-Out The first ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +6
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    3 Reasons Your Resume is Keeping the Phone from Ringing

    3 Reasons Your Resume is Keeping the Phone from Ringing
    If you know someone who’s looking for a job—and I’m sure you do—then you may have heard them complain about having sent their resume off to hundreds of employers, only to receive absolutely no responses or acknowledgments. I’ve heard this complaint countless times from friends and colleagues. Part of the reason this happens so often is because companies really have become ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Sample Resume for a Financial Analyst

    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a comprehensive resume. View our sample resume for a financial analyst below: PEYTON A. GARRETT 5127 “Q” Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15122 H: 412.555.1595 pagarret@myisp.net QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Detail-oriented Senior Financial Analyst with background leveraging CPA credentials and hands- on experience in quantitative / statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?

    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?
    If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you may be feeling a little desperate. But letting that show during your job search can be the kiss of death. So what exactly distinguishes desperate job search behavior from proactive behavior -- and how can you avoid the former? [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] “When candidates are feeling desperate, negative or cynical, the employer can smell it ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview

    The Secret Power of the Informational Interview
    Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out and begin informational interviewing, you have to do your homework. Follow these 10 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone interview, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical job interview, you’ll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? “Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question,” says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. “They tend to think it’s ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +7
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Six Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

    Six Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired
    By Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer During the typical job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Do You Have Any Questions? Entry-Level Interview Advice

    Do You Have Any Questions?  Entry-Level Interview Advice
    Congratulations, your entry-level resume has scored you a job interview. Don't mess this up by coming unprepared with questions. Surprisingly, when an employer asks a potential candidate if they have any questions the most common answer to this question is no. Not only is this the wrong answer, but it's also a missed opportunity to find out information about the company. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Entry-Level Jobs: Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates

    Entry-Level Jobs:  Advice on Getting Hired for College Graduates
    As someone looking for the first job out of college, it is important to remember that there's a lot more to entry-level job satisfaction than simply collecting a paycheck. A workplace's physical and psychological environments are also essential for a happy employment situation. This is even more true for potential targets of discrimination: women, gays/lesbians, older workers, workers with disabilities, ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Assess Company Culture to Find the Best Entry-Level Job

    Assess Company Culture to Find the Best Entry-Level Job
    Landing a great job involves more than interviewing well, getting an offer and earning a paycheck. While it's the interviewer's responsibility to assess your skills and experience, it's up to you to determine whether a particular employer is aligned with your core values and beliefs. [widget:news_callout_2] Working at a company with values inconsistent with yours is stressful, unrewarding, even depressing at ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes

    Ten Entry-Level Job Cover Letter Mistakes
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +28
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    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters

    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Most positions are never advertised. A cold cover letter is an uninvited inquiry to an employer, recruiter or other hiring manager regarding possible job opportunities. Cold cover letters' potential advantages include creating a job that didn't previously exist, gaining early consideration for a position that hasn't yet been advertised and expanding your network of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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    10 Body Language Blunders to Avoid on the Job

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview

    Using Skills from Past Jobs in Your Entry-Level Job Interview
    Over the past few months in my job search, several wise hiring-firm insiders have told me that if you are brought in for an on-site interview, it means you are considered to have the skills needed to meet entry-level job requirements. So the interview is mostly about your fit with the company’s culture. That said, almost everyone has once held less-than-glamorous ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume
    This article originally appeared on Monster.com.  Spring is in the air. It's the time of year when you wipe off the winter dust and let the sun shine in. Before you get all excited (yeah, right) about tackling the filth in your home, grab your resume and a pen. The first cleanup project this year should be your resume. The ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs

     Seven Entry-Level Resume Tips for Finding Entry-Level Jobs
    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write an entry-level resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. [widget:what_should_you_be_quizzes_] I've seen many versions ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +5