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  • If the Job Fits

    The following is a great article on a subject that many job seekers don’t pay enough attention to. Once the decision to make a move is made, candidates look to step into a bigger and better role as soon as possible. Unfortunately, if a move is made without paying attention to one of the most important, yet non quantifiable job satisfaction indicators out there, the candidate is just asking for trouble. Consider these ...

    Posted at October 26, 2011 | By : | Categories : Cultural Fit,Job Search | 0 Comment
  • When is the best time to start looking for a new job?

    Love this article. I think Luke is right on here. It never hurts to keep your eyes and options open. If nothing else, you have the opportunity to build another connection, dialogue on current issues facing your industry and potentially get inside the walls of your competition from a product and a business plan perspective. I do a lot of work in the employee benefit arena and making these types of connections early is parallel ...

    Posted at October 6, 2011 | By : | Categories : Career 1 Source News,Job Search | 0 Comment
  • 8 Most Common Interview Questions – With 8 Best Answers

    The following is a nice article that highlights some of the questions you might be asked through the interview process. The questions are rather generic but I like that because they are often asked in a variety of ways and the generality used here should help spur thoughts about other ways they might come up. Just make sure to practice your responses to each. You get one shot…nailing the answers to these questions could really ...

    Posted at October 6, 2011 | By : | Categories : Interview | 0 Comment
  • So, What Is Wrong With Polyester Shorts and Tube Socks Anyway?

    A few months ago, I was forced to go through some dresser drawers that I hadn’t touched in a long – ok, a long, long time - and what I found was shocking! There, in the bottom of the drawer were some old tennis shorts and tube socks I had worn when I played competitive tennis many years ago. I had to laugh because I could not believe we actually wore that stuff back then. ...

    Posted at October 4, 2011 | By : | Categories : Interview,Job Search,Resume,Staying Current | 0 Comment
  • Words to Avoid and Include in Your resumé

    Came across this article today…..great thoughts related to the information you include within a resumé. Make sure each word you use has meaning and purpose. Flowery, non-quantifiable adjectives are a quick way to elevate the BS meter for those that review your resumé and that is something you certainly don’t want. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn but make sure you can back it up and make sure those reviewing the resumé have ...

    Posted at September 22, 2011 | By : | Categories : Resume | 0 Comment
  • 10 Good Things To Do While Between Jobs

    Remember that the situation you are now in is not permanent. You will not remain in the unemployment phase indefinitely. You are simply between jobs and while hunting, here are 10 things you can do to stay positive and proactive while waiting to get your job offer. 1. Join a Job Search Group The job search can be overwhelming. There are others out there feeling the same things you are. Meeting once a week can keep you ...

    Posted at September 13, 2011 | By : | Categories : Job Search | 0 Comment
  • Resumé Objective Statements That Kill Your Hiring Prospects

    Article from JobMob.com How to know if your resumé has an objective statement that helps or harms. Does your  resumé have an Objective Statement that starts with something like, “A responsible position allowing me to fully utilize my professional skills and which provides me with an opportunity for professional advancement”? If it does, consider that you’ve just asked a potential employer to read 20+ words that say absolutely nothing and risked having that person close your ...

    Posted at September 6, 2011 | By : | Categories : Job Search,Resume | 0 Comment
  • 7 Assumptions that Stall Your Job Search

    By Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC GetInterviews.com What old assumptions about resumés and job searches are holding you back in your job search? Many job seekers fall into the trap of thinking about resumés in ways that are no longer standard practice. Approaching today's job search with old-style strategies is not going to drive your resumés to the top of the "must-call" list. Take a few minutes to review your resumé and update your approach ...

    Posted at August 26, 2011 | By : | Categories : Resume | 0 Comment
  • Don’t Let Today’s Job Interview Catch You Off Guard!

    By Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC GetInterviews.com Typically interviews occur in phases, often starting with a phone interview, and progressing along to a first and, hopefully, a second interview. However, for many different reasons, not all companies will follow that traditional approach. By preparing yourself for more complex questions about the company and your work experience, as well as for the use of new interviewing approaches and technologies, you will stand out from the competition during ...

    Posted at August 17, 2011 | By : | Categories : Interview,Job Search | 0 Comment
  • Tips for Relocating without a Job

    Simply picking up and leaving is romantic when you're young, but as you come into your own and have bills to pay and mouths to feed, it's a lot more difficult to work out the logistics of a move. At Doostang, we advise you to always look before you leap! However, we also recognize that sometimes circumstances may dictate that you have to leave on short notice, and without a job lined up. If you ...

    Posted at August 8, 2011 | By : | Categories : Job Search | 0 Comment
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