Two Useless Words Every Job Seeker Loves to Use on Their Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Oct, 2013
I’m on a mission this week to attack ineffective words and phrases job seekers love to incorporate into their resumes. Watch out resumes … apparently I’m on the war path. =) Success and results—two words job seekers seem particularly partial to including in their resumes. My hypothesis is that candidates want to be perceived as successful or able to deliver results, and so they think that by using these words on their res...
Important Questions You Can Ask When You Are Interviewing For a New Job
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2013
“Interviewing”. Yes, we know. We feel your pain. No matter how much we try to tell ourselves otherwise, a job interview is usually not a good time, ranking somewhere below attending traffic school among things we look forward to. Sure, interviewing for a new job can be exciting, but it’s hardly ever fun (an example of how those two words don’t mean the same thing). Now, we’re not suggesting that a job interview should...
Resume No No’s
by Lorrie Boyer - Oct, 2013
In a recent study done by Harris Interactive, there are several common mistakes that job candidates make on their resumes. With over 2,000 hiring managers and Human Resources representatives taking part in the study here are some of the things that you should not do on your resume: Using text-speak. For example, job seekers should spell out the word “you” and not use “u” on resumes or any other job seeking materials....
Leave My Job Now? Are You Crazy?
by Georgia Adamson - Oct, 2013
Here we are at the beginning of October, with the end-of-the-year holiday period not quite staring us in the face but close enough to inspire some thought about what’s next for us. If someone said to you now, “You should consider leaving your current job in the near future,” would your reaction be “Leave my job now? Are you crazy?!!!” Mind you, I’m not exactly advocating that you should leap into the unknown and chuck your...
Prepared for the Job Interview Finale? Getting Caught Off-guard Can Kill Your Chances.
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2013
It’ll get you every time. That last question in a job interview that catches you off guard. Serious job candidates spend lots of time preparing what they’ll say to make a positive impression on the interviewer. They work hard to: Anticipate the questions to be asked and the experiences they’ll draw on to answer them Master the behavioral interview process (those situation, steps taken, and results/outcomes...
25 Things Students Need From Career Services
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2013
As students go through college, they should be doing many things that will help them identify, prepare for, pursue and land a good job when they graduate. At most colleges, that means that much of the needed information and training will come from the Career Services Office. Of course, each college is different. Some do a better job than others. The better colleges provide students with the following: 1. Adequate Care...
5 Toughest Interview Questions Executives Need to Master
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2013
If you have been an executive for any length of time you have probably been involved with the interview process in your company at one time or another. Whether you are part of hiring a new employee or not, you know that asking the right questions of a candidate is key to extracting information so you can identify if this person is the right fit for your organization’s culture. Put the shoe on the other foot. You are the jo...
Taking Advantage of an Improving Economy
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2013
We’re finally seeing daylight with the beginning of an economic turnaround. As jobs continue to multiply, some basic elements of finding rewarding work are still necessary. It’s important to stay focused and build a strategy for optimizing conditions during these improving economic times. The upswing in the economy/job market doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about planning, strategizing, preparing, networking, positioning...
Resume Writing Solutions for a Career Change
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2013
Resume writing is a challenge for many. It can be a very frustrating experience if you are planning a major career change. It does not have to be frustrating. With the right approach you can craft a resume that paves a path to your new career. Whether you work with a professional resume writer or write the resume on your own, understanding and tapping into your transferrable skills will make the transition easier. What...
6 Dos and Don'ts of How to Handle Salary Expectations
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2013
Salary negotiations tops the list of interview fears because executives don't want to lose money by not negotiating high enough or lose the job because they tried to negotiate the salary too high. It is important to prepare for salary questions and formulate responses that will answer just about any questions that surface regarding salary. 1. Research. You probably have a pretty good idea of what a particular position wil...
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