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COVER LETTER MISTAKES

Posted on: November 15th, 2017 by
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Your cover letter can be an asset or a liability. If it’s a liability that diminishes your candidacy by an ineffective presentation, don’t use one. It’s an asset if the hiring manager is motivated to review your resume. Some critical errors to avoid:  
  1. Your cover letter lacks “potency”: Think of your cover letter as an “appetizer” to a terrific meal. If it’s dull and unappealing, Continue reading the story "COVER LETTER MISTAKES"

NOW… WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR ME?

Posted on: November 7th, 2017 by
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Congratulations! The hiring manager must really be interested in you since you’ve gotten this far in the interview,. If you haven’t been given the opportunity to ask your own questions, your candidacy is over. Hiring managers who aren’t interested in responding to questions you have about the job or the company, isn’t interested in you as a candidate. Or better yet, you shouldn’t be interested Continue reading the story "NOW… WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR ME?"

STOP! YOUR RESUME IS HURTING YOU

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by
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Sometimes we hurt ourselves without really knowing it. A bad resume is one of those times. Here are some ways we hurt our chances of finding a better job, and what to do about it.   OVERUSED WORDS – Self-congratulatory words diminish your candidacy, like: Highly qualified, hard worker, problem solver, people person, self-starter, and so on. Your professional references should use these words, not you. Rather, Continue reading the story "STOP! YOUR RESUME IS HURTING YOU"

REVERSIBLE CAREER MISTAKES

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by
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Ever wonder why your career isn’t getting the kind of traction you need? You may be making mistakes that automatically put your career in a stall. Assess your career against some of these common errors to see if you can ignite a new outcome.   #1 – Your Start Point - Careers are sidetracked because they’re started by what’s convenient rather than what’s strategically smart. Some jobs Continue reading the story "REVERSIBLE CAREER MISTAKES"

RECALIBRATE YOUR CAREER GOALS

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by
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Having a career plan is essential to achieve your career goal. A flexible career plan should:
  • Target your ultimate goal
  • Identify where you are now
  • Define the multiple steps and the skills needed at each step to get to your ultimate goal
  • Outline the range of months or years needed at each step
  You should also understand the “stall points” that indicate if you need to Continue reading the story "RECALIBRATE YOUR CAREER GOALS"