Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



SAVE YOUR BACON

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021 by
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A few careless loose ends at the end of a job search and you’ll never know why you didn’t get the job of your dreams. They are:   Inflated resume – Hiring managers get a lot of hyped-up resumes that get tossed.  Be careful with words that can’t be confirmed by performance, like: Talented, exceptional, highly productive, high energy, and so on.  Saying that you increased revenue Continue reading the story "SAVE YOUR BACON"

YOUR DIFFERENTIATOR: CERTIFICATIONS

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021 by
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Ever wonder why you missed out on a job that you thought was perfect for you?  Could be that someone with a similar background had a certificate in an area that the hiring manager thought would be of value.  That certification made the other person a better candidate in the eyes of the hiring manager even though you may be more competent.   Having the right certification Continue reading the story "YOUR DIFFERENTIATOR: CERTIFICATIONS"

FOLLOW UP REMOTE INTERVIEWS

Posted on: February 16th, 2021 by
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A positive remote interview is a great start, but it’s only 90% of being most effective.  The other 10% is a follow-up communique.  Here are some thoughts to give you that extra assist:   A follow-up email after a remote interview should include three segments:
  • A “thank you”
  • Communicating a high level of interest
  • A call to action
  Your “Thank you” segment should be tailored to the tone Continue reading the story "FOLLOW UP REMOTE INTERVIEWS"

WACKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by
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You found an open position with a great company that’s just perfect for you.  Your resume was sent to the hiring manager, who set up an immediate interview with you via Zoom.  The interview was going extremely well since you were prepared and ready for any and all questions about your education, background, experiences and results from prior jobs.  Then, out of the blue, came Continue reading the story "WACKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS"

WHERE ARE THE $100,000 JOBS?

Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by
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Two excellent job surveys have recently been published:  U.S. News & World Report and Glassdoor.  Each has identified rankings and pay parameters of the best jobs while taking into account other factors like stress levels, future prospects, unemployment rates and growth rates.  The criteria in each report are different, so the outcomes are dissimilar.  Some jobs slipped in the ranking while other jobs accelerated.  A Continue reading the story "WHERE ARE THE $100,000 JOBS?"