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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams or laying the foundation to build a relationship with a prospect. Interested in a company ...
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    6 Principles to Guide Your Job Search

    1. The Principle of Reciprocation People tend to say yes if they feel they owe you something. Example: Charities double their response when they include a dozen personalized address labels inside their direct-mail packages. On the Interview: Always enter the interview with the attitude that you're there to help rather than be helped. When sincerely felt and expressed, this automatically creates ...
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    Expert Advice: Hard Copy vs Electronic Resume

    Expert Advice: Hard Copy vs Electronic Resume
    Question Resumes are primarily submitted electronically via websites or e-mail. Could I help set my resume apart by submitting an electronic version and a duplicate hard copy enclosed in a presentation folder through the mail? Or, do resumes that arrive through postal mail seldom arrive in the hands of the appropriate hiring manager or have no additional impact at all? Answer ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Career Change

    Resume Dilemma: Career Change
    In a competitive job market, it's hard enough for job seekers on a steady career path to get their resumes noticed. If you are pursuing a new direction, it's all that much more difficult to convince hiring managers to take a chance on you. A common mistake career changers make is to use the same resumes that worked in their previous ...
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    Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record

    Resume Dilemma: Addressing Your Criminal Record
    Individuals with criminal histories face numerous obstacles when seeking employment, so it's important they make the one document that can open doors - the resume - as effective as possible. Follow these tips to ensure your resume is ready to go: h4. Don't Reference Your Criminal Background The purpose of a resume is to help you secure a job interview. For ...
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    Sample Sales Cover Letter

    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to tailor your cover letter to the specific job opening. View our sample cover letter for a sales professional here.
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    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad

    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad
    Found the perfect job through an ad? Before you whisk off your resume and cover letter, study the ad and determine how your qualifications match the employer's requirements. Armed with this information, you can craft a cover letter positioning yourself as the ideal candidate. For example, look at this sample job ad: Outside Sales Rep Our client, a fast-growing, Staten Island, ...
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    Top Media Resume Keywords

    Top Media Resume Keywords
    A good resume doesn’t have to simply convey your experience and personal brand, it has to make it to the top of the (not so insignificant) pile on the hiring manager’s desk. I in this competitive job market, that’s no small chore! In a profession where communicating on the terms of your audience is absolutely crucial, it should be no secret ...
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    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad

    Customize Your Cover Letter to the Ad
    Found the perfect job through an ad? Before you whisk off your resume and cover letter, study the ad and determine how your qualifications match the employer's requirements. Armed with this information, you can craft a cover letter positioning yourself as the ideal candidate. For example, look at this sample job ad: Outside Sales Rep Our client, a fast-growing, Staten Island, ...
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    Mind Your Manners For a Good First Impression

    Mind Your Manners For a Good First Impression
    Thanks to home-office technology, you can now conduct business in your pajamas. "We don't have to personally interact on a daily basis with our colleagues and clients as we once had to," says Bobbi Marten, an etiquette consultant based in St. Louis, Mo. But just because you can draft a proposal in your bathrobe, give a presentation while eating pizza ...
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    10 Must-Follow Interview Rules

    10 Must-Follow Interview Rules
    In the current job market, you'd better have your act together, or you won't stand a chance against the competition. Check yourself on these 10 basic points before you go on that all-important interview. [page] *Look Sharp* Before the interview, select your outfit. Depending on the industry and position, get out your best duds and check them over for spots and ...
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    5 Tips to Get Great References

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. Most industries are ...
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    Do-It-Yourself Career Development

    Do-It-Yourself Career Development
    With corporate downsizing at an all-time high and entrepreneurs and small businesses on the rise, many of us are finding we have to “do-it-yourself” in some areas where we might once have had help. Specifically, we have to actively manage our own careers including keeping an eye on our own training and development. Whether you were one of the “lucky” ones ...