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Why Companies Give You The Post-Interview Silent Treatment

Why Companies Give You The Post-Interview Silent Treatment

Feel like employers and recruiters are leading you on?

These are the most common reasons employers give you the cold shoulder after a job interview. Read More »

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances: 1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be... Read More »

Do Job Interviews Have To Be So Grueling?

Do Job Interviews Have To Be So Grueling?

It's an amazing thing, really, the degree of stress one feels when preparing for a job interview, especially when: 1. You've been out of work for two-plus years. 2. You know that there are scads of well-qualified candidates being interviewed for the same job and 3. You're feeling rusty because you haven't... Read More »

Top 6 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

Top 6 Reasons You Never Hear Back After Applying For A Job

By Meghan M. Biro People often wonder why they never hear anything back after they hit "send" on the email with a resume attached or on the online job application. If you're very lucky, you might have a preliminary email exchange with a recruiter and then never hear from them again. It's a depressing... Read More »

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of Job Hunting: The Thank-You Note

The Most Overlooked Aspect Of Job Hunting: The Thank-You Note

By Alison Green If you're like most job seekers, you know that you're supposed to send a thank-you note after an interview, but you're not quite sure what that note should say or what makes a good one. Here are the five most important things to know about how a post-interview thank-you note can increase your... Read More »

How To Follow Up On A Job Without Being Annoying

How To Follow Up On A Job Without Being Annoying

According to one career expert we spoke with, it's rarely ever a bad idea to follow up as long as you do so in a professional manner. Read More »

5 Tips To Really Stand Out And Land A Job

5 Tips To Really Stand Out And Land A Job

By Vickie Elmer Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer's needs. But many don't see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don't find the ways they... Read More »

7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know

7 Networking Secrets Job Seekers Should Know

By Heather Huhman Networking can be intimidating to some job seekers, but it is a great way to make essential contacts. You never know exactly how being associated with someone can help you in the future, but it is helpful to always be prepared. Here is a list of helpful secrets to help you get organized... Read More »

4 Reasons You Still Don't Have A Job Offer

4 Reasons You Still Don't Have A Job Offer

By Debra Wheatman While unemployment for white collar workers still hovers at approximately 6%, many job seekers have been able to conduct productive searches that have yielded new and exciting roles. Some are even landing pay increases; but what about you? If you have been searching for a new opportunity... Read More »

The 2 Best Ways To Follow Up With an Employer (Without Being a Pest!)

The 2 Best Ways To Follow Up With an Employer (Without Being a Pest!)

A popular question I hear a lot is about the dreaded follow-up. After you'€™ve applied to a job or breezed through an interview, you need to follow-up. Read More »

How To Follow Up After a Job Interview

How To Follow Up After a Job Interview

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 »

Job Seekers: What Can you Accomplish in Just 18 Minutes a Day?

Job Seekers: What Can you Accomplish in Just 18 Minutes a Day?

Not much. But the Department of Labor reports that the average number of minutes unemployed Americans are spending looking for a job each day is 18 minutes. What can those 18 minutes possibly translate into? Checking one job board, making one phone call, connecting to a few friends and colleagues online, or... Read More »

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