Category: Job Search

How to Improve Your Response Rate

In this highly competitive market, it’s critical that your resume and cover letter be specifically geared toward a specific opportunity. One size does not fit all! Customized marketing documents are crucial for senior-level executives. Following are several areas that will

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How to Position Being Fired When Interviewing

Getting fired is one of the most stressful events that can occur in an executive’s career. It generally brings up a lot of negative emotions relating to one’s value and sense of their self worth. The first thing to do

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8 Tips on Coping with Rejection

Whether you receive a rejection call, letter or email, or no response at all, it is important to remember that rejection is not a reflection of your self-worth. It may take many rejections before you win an offer. Learning how

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16 Tips for Video & Webcam Interviewing

Video interviewing is a cost effective alternative employers can use to meet with prospective candidates, particularly in our current economic situation. A good quality video interview can be as effective as an in-person interview and there are several benefits to

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7 Fast & Easy Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Network

Both Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Harvey McKay, author of Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty recommend that you build your network before you need it and keep in touch with your network on an ongoing basis.

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How 55+ Year-Olds Can Compete in Today’s Job Market

Given that the recession has caused many executives to continue working longer than they had originally planned and countless early retirees to return to the workforce, I’m frequently asked questions about how to thwart age discrimination. Following are a few

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Are Your Job Offers On Hold?

Does it look like the perfect job offer is imminent? Do you have two or three offers pending? Great … but don’t halt the job search just yet. One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is to stop their

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Tips for a Focused Job Search

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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Unique Job Search Strategy for Extraordinary Times

While the job boards continue to list hundreds of job openings, responding to those positions as directed in the ad, seldom results in a response. What I suggest is that if the ad mentions the company’s name or the name

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Job Search Web 2.0 Style

Creating and managing a branded online identity is important to your career. In today’s world where professionals are responsible for managing their own career path, it’s important to proactively manage your own marketing strategy and online identity. Every mention of

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