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    Explain Depression to Prospective Employers

    Explain Depression to Prospective Employers
    A reader writes: I have bipolar depression, and I am starting to interview for jobs. I recently graduated college but my grades suffered toward the end of my education because of bipolar depression. It affected me for one year before I was diagnosed. I am now starting the job interview process and wondering what to say about my GPA dip, and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are These the Best Jobs in America?

    Are These the Best Jobs in America?
    Here's an interesting chart purporting to show the "Best Jobs in America." Predictably, lots of jobs in information technology and medical services make the list. But one failing of this chart is that it ignores the costs and risks involved in actually landing these jobs. Being an anesthesiologist, for example, requires that you go to medical school and assume a six-figure ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part II

    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part II
    In Part 1 about making your resume stand out, I talked about the resume itself and the 3 key components your resume needs to capture a decision maker’s attention. Just to recap, these 3 factors were…making sure your resume: 1 – Is branded. 2 – Is focused. 3 – Provides proof of your brand and statements by using quantifiable achievements and ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part I

    Make Your Resume Stand Out in a Crowd: Part I
    Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or getting yourself ready just in case; you wonder how to get your resume noticed in today’s competitive environment. Right? So how do you stand out in a sea of competition – often equally qualified? The answer is two-fold: - By knowing the 3 must-haves to include in your resume. - By using ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Addressing a Disability in an Interview

    Addressing a Disability in an Interview
    A reader writes: I am legally blind, but it rarely hinders my ability to do most things (except for more dynamic things like driving and playing basketball). For most other things, I can use common tools like the "Zoom" options on most computer programs and simple hand-held reading magnifiers, and I'll be just fine. Ideally, I would like to just keep ...
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    4 Tips to Avoid Awkward Interview Follow-Ups

    Have you ever left an interview knowing something went awry? It can happen for a variety of reasons: Your gut tells you that this is not where you want to work, you had an uncomfortable exchange with the interviewer, or you forgot the interviewer's name altogether. Here are tips for following up after different awkward interview situations: NEXT: You Don’t ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Take a Break From Your Job Search

    6 Ways to Maintain Your SanityWhile Looking for Work They say looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, but that’s only partially true. Full-time jobs come with things like regular paychecks, benefits and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Compare that to the frustrating, tedious and mostly unrewarding task of finding a job, and it’s no wonder that ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired

    Ask Why Your Predecessor Was Fired
    A reader writes: I've recently started in a new role with a company I've admired for years. I'm excited about the job and before I started I felt inspired by the confidence shown in me by my new manager. Now that I've started, I've found that the reason the big cheeses were so keen for me to start was that the ...
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    7 Executive Resume Mistakes That Can Sink Your Job Search

    [photo:72554] If your job search strategy keeps running into a brick wall whenever you send out your executive resume or you are repeatedly receiving phone calls for lower paying positions that are below your capabilities, it may be time to re-examine your executive resume layout. One of the main things to remember is your executive resume is a strategic marketing tool ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers

    Twitter is the New Tool for Job Seekers
    Being in the job search is tough and as a job seeker you are not alone, especially with the more than 15 million who are out of work and in the job hunt. People don’t prepare for the job search although they should at least six months in advance. This provides you an opportunity to grow and build your network using ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters

    Mastering the Art (and Science) of Thank-You Letters
    After interviews, job seekers typically send nondescript, cookie-cutter thank-you notes: “It was a pleasure meeting you and I appreciate the time you spent speaking with me. I know that I can add significant value to your team,” but, these letters are often disregarded and turn out to be a waste of time. To ensure your letters stand out from the competition, ...
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! HRPeople has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters

    10 Tips for Writing Cold Cover Letters
    by Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert Most positions are never advertised. A cold cover letter is an uninvited inquiry to an employer, recruiter or other hiring manager regarding possible job opportunities. Cold cover letters' potential advantages include creating a job that didn't previously exist, gaining early consideration for a position that hasn't yet been advertised and expanding your network of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    10 Overused Phrases Interviewers Hate

    Interviews are hard. You're nervous. You're usually in close quarters. You have to answer question after question with little recovery time. And your entire professional future seems to hang in the balance of this one encounter. It's no wonder so many interviewees resort to clichés when answering interview questions. But panicked responses aren't going to land you that job. So ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +8
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    What Do You Do When HR Doesn't Respond?

    What Do You Do When HR Doesn't Respond?
    A reader writes: About two weeks ago, I received an email to schedule a phone interview with a large firm on the West Coast (they also have a branch on the East Coast, where I am located). This interview was supposed to happen a week ago on Friday. When our scheduled time arrived, I waited patiently for a call. I continued ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Surefire Resume Writing Tips

    5 Surefire Resume Writing Tips
    Is the thought of writing a resume as pleasant as having your wisdom teeth surgically extracted? I ask because I was discussing resume writing strategies with a client today and she mentioned she was thrilled I was going to write her resume. This was because she was no longer actively involved in (as she put it) the “whole torturous process.” I ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

    Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker
    Someone once told me a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with – because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts ...
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    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble

    Relocation: The Ultimate Gamble
    Once upon a time, I worked for a company in a small town in eastern Washington state. While it is a beautiful area of the country it is, how do you say… isolated. Like 150 miles from an international airport isolated. Like an hour from the closest interstate isolated. 35,000 people living in a virtual island. What was my connection to ...
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