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  • Dear Deb: Great Interview, No Offer
    by Debra Wheatman - August 24, 2017
    Dear Deb: I’m extremely frustrated. Over the last three weeks, I had a series of very successful interviews with a company that is a major player in my industry. They even flew me out to the west coast to meet the development team I would be working with. Before traveling out to the west coast, the hiring manager coached me on each of the people I’d be meeting with, gave me some intel into the key issues the tea...
  • Focus on Your Accomplishments in Your Resume
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 24, 2017
    This post was contributed by Andy Duchow, a freelance copywriter/resume writer. Find him at http://resumesbyandy.weebly.com/ If you’re anything like me (and many of your fellow job seekers) you’re good at selling yourself short. You may not even realize it. Years of freelance hustle and direct sales copywriting have for the most part cured me of my tendency to downplay my accomplishments. And while I can’...
  • What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Are Talking About Now
    by Robin Schlinger - August 23, 2017
    One of my advantages as a professional resume writer and mentor for other writers is that I keep up with the latest in recruiting information and approaches. I share that information with my clients, so that they know what they need to do to make their resume stand out. What are recruiters and hiring managers talking about now? First, they are taking note of the surge in state laws prohibiting companies from asking about...
  • When to Ask for a Reference
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 22, 2017
    A few years back I asked a gardener friend about the best time to plant fruit trees. His response, “Ten years ago.” And then he asked if I would like to know the second-best time. I took the bait and said, “of course.” To which he answered, “today.” Which brings me to the topic of this week’s column — references, testimonials and letters of recommendation. When is the best ti...
  • The Mistakes That Are Killing Your First Impression
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 18, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone are the mos...
  • Your Resume: Fact or Fiction?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 17, 2017
    Your resume should communicate to prospective employers the value you actually and legitimately have (fact), not embellish unnecessarily, exaggerate or invent value (fiction). Don’t be tempted to “gild the lily” and risk causing yourself possibly major headaches down the road. (Note: According to Urban Dictionary, “gild the lily” represents “a condensation of Shakespeare’s metaphor in...
  • Prove ROI On Your Resume & Be The Solution To An Employer's Needs
    by Michelle Dumas - August 15, 2017
    It is all about results. I’ve written extensively about the importance of developing a compelling resume filled with accomplishments and results rather than job responsibilities. Beyond just a listing of your job history with a few educational details thrown in, an accomplishment-focused resume will help you make the case that you are the solution to the needs of your target employer. The best resumes prove your pote...
  • 6 Right Ways to Use Job Boards... and One Wrong Way
    by Lisa Rangel - August 11, 2017
    I am a huge advocate of networking with new contacts and existing connections to land your next job. Studies from CareerXRoads, JobVite and SHRM and others show networking to be the most effective way to get hired. However, that does not mean a job seeker should ignore job boards in conducting their job search. There is a right way – actually I’ve listed six right ways, and one wrong way to use job boards,...
  • Level Up Your Personal Branding
    by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - August 10, 2017
    Taking control of what recruiters and hiring authorities find when they search for your name online isn’t just smart — but critical in today’s digital and global job search landscape. So, what have you done to steer your online image the right way? We'll, let's see... #1 You are probably on LinkedIn. Yes? Great. No? #2 You have a Facebook account. Good! Maybe. Be careful with what...
  • Job Search Strategy: Four Big Questions to Start the Search
    by Paul Freiberger - August 9, 2017
    Unless you have a personal connection to a wish-granting genie, the best job search strategy doesn’t work well as a spur-of-the-moment undertaking. If for some reason you’re wishing for career help and not for pots of gold and superpowers, a job search takes preparation. If you want to put yourself in the best position to succeed, you can start your preparation by asking yourself these four questions. Why am...