Monthly Archives: April 2013

Video Resumes, A Fake Moustache and Boxer Shorts

Adding some creative flair to your video pitch may give you more success than you think. Did you ever imagine impressing your prospective employer could involve wearing a fake moustache “that makes angels weep,” drinking a glass of wine, and talking about your “package”? Probably not. Those are only three of the several witty moves,

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What Employers Do Not Get From a Written Resume

In today’s world more and more people are turning to the web to find jobs. While a resume may be a good way of listing your hard skills, such as work experience and education, it does not give the employer any impression of your soft skills such as your ability of working with others and

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The Power of Keywords, Video Resumes, and Breaking through the Masses

With the advances in technology, keywords are now the most widely used tool for finding potential employees. Admittedly, I wouldn’t want to read through thousands of resumes either, but this method can knock some great job-seekers out of the running for positions they would be a perfect in. Employers search job-sites for resumes which include

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Color me hired: What the Color You Wear for Interviews and Video Resumes Says About You

Searching for a job is a stressful process in and of itself, but on top of the resumes, cover letters, and qualifications, your appearance is still important in making a good first impression! You are essentially marketing yourself to potential employers, so dressing appropriately is a must during the interview process.  You wouldn’t purchase something

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Designer Jeans and Life After College

By: Megan Spanjers As a Twenty-Something, the ambiguity of your early professional life is like trying to buy that perfect pair of designer jeans online. Consider the drawbacks of such a purchase: “What if they aren’t true to size and don’t fit? What if the picture doesn’t accurately represent the color? If it’s a final sale

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So Call Me, Maybe? Tips to Master a Phone Interview

You can relax. It’s only a phone interview, right? Wrong! Just because it is not an in-person interview does not mean that your prospective employer will be going easy on you. This is not a “warm-up” interview. In fact, it is oftentimes the opposite. Employers will typically use phone interviews for job positions with large

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Video Resumes 101

Video resumes are becoming more and more important in our all-digital all the time world. Want to make yours perfect? Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your 30 second spot. The Video Pitch: When creating your video pitch you want to ensure that you’re highlighting your best qualities while

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3 Interview Questions You Don’t Want To Hem and Haw Your Way Through

Sure, there will probably be two or three unique questions in your interview that you couldn’t have anticipated beforehand. But there’s also that handful of standard questions that employers use in nearly every interview despite the job position. You know which ones I’m talking about: “Why should we hire you?”, “Why do you want this

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I Can’t Get an Interview…WHY?

Job applications have been filled out and submitted, and you’ve been waiting by the phone for an invitation to interview. But you haven’t received one call from prospective employers, and you’re still without a job. Yet, other people you know are applying for jobs, securing interviews and getting hired. What could they possibly be doing

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10 Best Cities for Your Career in 2013

Some cities are faring better than others when it comes to job opportunities. For those seeking a secure job and launching a career, making a move to one of the top cities with the best potential for employment is a viable option. A report by U.S. News & World Report lists the following cities as

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