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    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter

    How to Write an Interview Thank You Letter
    Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and…you remember what you DID NOT say and you realize you missed an opportunity to REINFORCE your candidacy. Well, this is why you write a strategic Thank You letter, which will position you back in the “game.” Of course, it all ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours

    How to Prepare for a Job Interview in 24 Hours
    Being in the right place at the right time is all it takes. It could be that a friend happens to know that the company they work for is hiring and is willing to put in a good word for you. Sometimes, it is even the long shot opportunity you signed up for months ago, thinking it was worth the try. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

    How NOT to Write a Cover Letter
    When you are fresh out of college and applying for your first job, you want to write a cover letter that stands out from the hundreds that are on the desks of human resources professionals around the country. You want to show that you are not only qualified for the job, but a cut above the rest. You want your cover ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    How to Nail Job Fair Interviews

    How to Nail Job Fair Interviews
    Walking into a one on one interview is tough enough. But imagine several hundred people also interviewing with the same company, and the same interviewer, on the same day. That’s essentially a Job Fair. Job or Career Fairs are events where a number of companies set up in a large space and invite the public to come in and interview on ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Impress Your Interviewer

    How to Impress Your Interviewer
    If you’re job searching you know it’s tough out there—currently there are 4.6 unemployed Americans for every available job. That means you’re bound to have a lot of competition. Even interviews are hard to come by. With odds like that, you need to make an impression. It’s work, but it can be worth it if it gets you the job. Think ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers

    Job Interview Dilemmas and Answers
    The good news for recent college grads is that the job market is finally improving. Many companies are now hiring again. In fact, 28% of U.S. employers plan to hire fulltime, permanent workers during the next 3 months. The bad news? Before you get the job, you have to survive the interview process. Job interviews are never easy. But they’re especially ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Is There a Better Way to Explain Being Fired?

    Is There a Better Way to Explain Being Fired?
    It’s not easy to explain being fired when job searching. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though. ‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. Dear J.T. & Dale: I worked at a large health insurance company for 10 years, until I got terminated for receiving an e-mail ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Get an Employer’s Attention in 20 Seconds

    How to Get an Employer’s Attention in 20 Seconds
    I review a lot of resumes, and they often land in my mailbox with the exact same titles: resume.doc or resume.pdf. Can you say boring? Try these alternatives to stand out as an interesting candidate: 1. Your Name Resume.doc — This minimum level of personalization ensures your resume will remain attached to your application. 2. Your Name Resume December 2010.doc — ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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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 over 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question

    Prep for the "Tell Me About Yourself?" Question
    It's one of the most frequently asked interview questions: Tell me about yourself. Your response to this request will set the tone for the rest of the interview. For some, this is the most challenging question to answer, as they wonder what the interviewer really wants to know and what information they should include. Eleanor dreaded this question. When it was ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +72
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    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?

    Are You Getting Interviews, But Not the Job?
    How to Diagnose Where You Might Be Going Wrong Your resume has earned you interviews with several employers over the past year. That's impressive, especially in this economy. But none of those interviews has yielded a job offer. You've done the standard interview preparation. You've shown up on time and dressed in appropriate interview attire. But somewhere between the paper credentials ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt

    Overcome Shyness During Your Job Hunt
    When I teach or present workshops about networking, interviewing, and other aspects of the job search, I can almost always count on at least one person approaching me privately at the end saying, "But I'm shy and these things make me uncomfortable. Isn't there something else I could do to find a job?" Whether you label it social anxiety, introversion, shyness, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts

    Ten Job-Seeking Tips for Introverts
    In my previous post, I discussed the challenges for shy (or introverted) people in the job market. I offered some general advice, but in this post I'd like to highlight ten things you can do (or think about) that might give you the edge in the very situations you prefer to avoid. 1. First, stop apologizing for what being who you ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a writer than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands up ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job

    How Dad's Advice Can Get You a Job
    Whether you're still daddy's little girl, or the son that reminds him of himself, you know that a father's love runs deep. We look up to our dads, admire them, and do everything we can to make them proud. As kids, our fathers built us cardboard spaceships so we could reach the stars and carried us to safety when we crash ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer

    How to Handle an Unprepared Interviewer
    I recently spoke to client who was very frustrated by her last interview. She had done everything she could on her part - researched the company, learned about its business challenges and prepared career success stories to support her strengths. However, her interview did not go smoothly because the person she met was not properly prepared and subjected her to a ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4