The people who turn job interviews into job offers are able to identify and discuss the recurrent problems that lurk at the heart of their work. These people are seen to "get" the job in ways that other candidates don't.
Think about the problems that plague every accounts-receivable job: If the ongoing... Read More »
Your resume is the primary branding tool to introduce and position yourself to the professional world. It is, quite simply, the most financially important document you will ever own: when your resume works you work, when it doesn't you don't. Properly executed, a carefully branded resume insures that... Read More »
Have people said you are good at starting things but not at finishing them? Did impulsivity get you in trouble at school? Has it ruined jobs and relationships? Does your mind skip? Do you sometimes spin in circles unable to gain traction?
Answer yes, and it could mean that you have an underperforming career... Read More »
A Knock 'em Dead follower writes, "I went on an interview this last Monday and I thought it went really well. Should my follow-up letter be "overnighted"? Read More »
"I've always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and combine them into a resume that works?" -- Karen W., Ohio. Read More »
A Knock em Dead Facebook follower writes, "When writing a 'Thank you for the interview' letter, should I address the person by first name since I usually refer to them by their first name in the interview?"
An interesting question of professional etiquette, where as much depends on the age and status... Read More »
This uncertain world of work demands a new approach to managing your career. "Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent," my colleague Mike Squires, a senior technical recruiter at PayPal says. Successful careers don't just happen, it's up to you to learn the skills to build a successful... Read More »
"Have you heard about a 'mini-resume' that fits on a personal business card?" one of my readers asked. "I was wondering about your opinion on these resume cards. Part of me says it's a good thing, another part not so much."
The first time you hear about a business card resume, it can sound like a gimmick,... Read More »
With graduation, every student crosses that last bridge into adulthood and comes face-to-face with an uncaring world. All the support figures of youth are gone. You are on your own. From now on it's just you and what you manage to make of your life. Read More »