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How To Write Distinct, Attractive Cover Letter

How To Write Distinct, Attractive Cover Letter

Concrete advice that will get your cover letter noticed

Impress hiring managers with a brief but informative complement to your resume. Read More »

Help! I Don't Want To Recommend My Friend For A Job

Help! I Don't Want To Recommend My Friend For A Job

How to keep your friendship and reputation intact

Your workplace reputation and credibility are too important to risk for a friend who's not up to the job. Read More »

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

Remarkably Easy Ways To Expand Your Network

It's gotten to the point where "job seeker" can be a synonym for "discouraged." How are you supposed to overcome the competition to land an appropriate job? Especially if it's been a long time since you've had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it's futile to sit around and... Read More »

Are Your Job References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

Are Your Job References Keeping You From Getting Hired?

Are you spending all of your time looking for jobs and no time at all preparing your references to support your candidacy? It's a mistake many job seekers make. Another mistake? Forgetting that employers are likely to contact people who are not on your list. Using LinkedIn and other social media tools, it's... 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 »

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

How To Network Without Seeming Like A Phony

By Scott Dinsmore "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People I don't care what your goals, industry or interests are, there's no getting... Read More »

How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

How -- And Whom -- To Ask For A Referral

By Robert Half International One of the best ways to get a foot in the door with a potential employer is to be recommended by someone who already works there. That may be true, but a referral is no guarantee of an interview, let alone a job offer. In fact, a poorly handled referral can leave you worse off... Read More »

The Virtual Handshake: Making And Taking Email Introductions

The Virtual Handshake: Making And Taking Email Introductions

E-mail introductions are the most common intros these days, so it's important to know how to both introduce two people and respond to introductions. Read More »

Still Job Hunting Online, Never Hearing Back? Try This!

Still Job Hunting Online, Never Hearing Back? Try This!

By Skip Freeman If you are the typical job hunter in today's job market, I strongly suspect that you are among the legions of those who are doing the same things over and over and still expecting different results. (Isn't that the true definition of "insanity"?!) What I'm referring to here concerns going to... Read More »

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