Category: Job Search

Does Your Resume Lack Focus? How to Tailor it to Your Dream Job

⇒ Can the readers of your resume discern – by glancing at it for just a few seconds – what you want to do in your next job and the most important selling point(s) you bring to that job?  If not,

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Pre-Employment Screenings and Assessments are Ubiquitous but Need Not be Stress-Inducing

Employers are increasingly using pre-screening and assessment techniques early in the interviewing process, typically after one or more initial phone screenings and before the first face-to-face interview or between the first and second interview. Sometimes they are used only when

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Developing a Targeted Mailing List

There are two basic schools of thought on direct mail aimed at locating a new position, commonly referred to as mass mailings and targeted direct mailings. The former relies on the premise that if enough letters and résumés are mailed,

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How to Leverage Blogs in Your Job Search

One of the more productive tools to make high-level executive contacts has turned out to be blogging. Many savvy job seekers are now including blogs as part of their research and networking strategy to find executive positions. Likewise, recruiters are

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Targeted Research Gives Executive Job Seekers an Advantage over their Competition

What is the most effective executive job hunting strategy in today’s demanding market? The answer may surprise you. With so many job seekers searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack when it comes to finding the perfect position, targeted

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Seven Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Contacts

Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone recommends that you build your network before you need it and keep in touch with your network on an ongoing basis. He also recommends that you periodically connect with each of your contacts to

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Why Pursue The Hidden Job Market

Are you ready for a shocking statistic? A review of the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report states that the majority of all jobs are hidden or unadvertised. The actual percentage changes month to month but has been

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Are You Executing A Passive Or Active Job Search?

There are two basic types of job seekers: passive and active. Passive job seekers are those who choose the path of least resistance. They typically just send out résumés, then sit back and wait for a response. Active job seekers

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Is Your Job Search Strategy Producing The Results You Want?

A focused job search includes extreme clarity, a concentrated effort, persistence, and out-of-the-box thinking. It also includes a system and methodology including upfront analysis and planning, research and investigation, a due diligence process, organization of multiple concurrent activities, and precise

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Sixel: Once you get the job offer, it’s time to negotiate

Source: L.M. SIXEL, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Thursday, January 5, 2012 Congratulations! You just got a job offer. Now it’s time to see if you can sweeten the package. Maybe you were hoping for a higher salary. Or more vacation days. Or

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