Monthly Archives: March 2013

Have Employers at Hello: The Keys to Better Cover Letters

When you go to make your resume stand out, you most likely are very meticulous about making yourself look good. You show your strengths, triple proof read for spelling errors, and make sure the most relevant information jumps off the page– or a hiring manager’s computer monitor. But getting the job you want takes more

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INFOGRAPHIC: Soft Skills vs Hard Skills – Landing that coveted job!

Graduating and looking for your first job? Searching for a new job? Checking out career opportunities in your field? We all know today’s employment landscape is a competitive one, and the job search could be a long and frustrating process. Knowing what employers are looking for is a great first step toward landing that coveted

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5 Questions You Should Consider Asking in Your Next Interview

Ok, so you have earned an interview and really want to put your best foot forward in an interview. Eventually there will come to a point where they ask you if you have any questions for them. The last thing you want to answer back is that you do not have any questions. Asking questions

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Video Resumes: Lights, Camera, Action

Video resumes are gaining popularity among job seekers, and employers are starting to see video resumes, not only as a nice addition to the conventional resume, but as a sign of an innovative, creative and digitally-savvy employee. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to make a video resume and to maximize the

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What’s Does Your Online Brand Say About You?

It isn’t just corportions that have brands or online identities, individuals in the job marketplace have brands, too. Everything you post online, every social media page your create and every Web site you launch goes into creating that brand. If you don’t believe me, Google your own name sometime and see what appears. That’s what

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Behaviors That Are Sure to Keep You From Getting Hired

As a job seeker, finding a new job is stressful. Surprisingly enough, as a hiring manager, hiring a new employee is nearly as stressful. Do yourself a favor and stay away from some of these behaviors that make life difficult on hiring managers. Applying for jobs that do not match your skill set. There is

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So, what makes you different from everyone else?

The vexed question, “So, what makes you different from everyone else?” that many recruiters generally ask in the interview. You should answer this question tactfully. A prompt humorous answer may be inappropriate at some instances, but will definitely show your witty nature. You should frame a better answer that may please the listener and is

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Top 5 Things Hurting New Grads In Their Job Search

New college graduates face one of the toughest job markets since the Great Depression. With the unemployment rate hovering around eight percent, obtaining a job even with a four or six year degree could take six months or longer, depending on the industry in which the grad majored. However, graduates who avoid these five things

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Holding on to the Unchangeable past is a waste of energy and serves no purpose in creating a Better Future

Let bygones be bygones. If any untoward incident occurred in the past that you do not want to remember, just forget it. Holding on to the unchangeable past is a waste of energy and serves no purpose in creating a better future. We know that past cannot be changed, future is unpredictable, but present is

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The Importance of Building and Maintaining a Personal Online Brand

The idea of branding is not a new one. Some of the most successful companies in the world are known for their brand. Businesses spend significant time and resources in building and maintaining their brands, and for good reason. Successful branding can yield a loyal, consistent following, and the profits that come along with it.

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