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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Rejuvenate Your Resume

    Rejuvenate Your Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume

    8 Ways to Spice Up Your Resume
    Career experts are unanimous on the importance of customizing our resumes for each new job we apply for. But for many of us, when it comes to revising our resumes, the first question is "How?" It's easy to get stuck in rut when you're working with material you know so well. So here are some ways to take a fresh look ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Career Resolutions for 2011

    10 Career Resolutions for 2011
    Like the old saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions to help. Pay Attention in Class Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Cover Letter Sounds Like an Infomercial

    Cover Letter Sounds Like an Infomercial
    A reader writes: I really appreciate your blog and your candor, and I have used your advice many times during my job search. In fact, the interview chapter from your e-book made a huge difference on my last interview and I really felt like I was on equal footing with my interviewer. It resulted in winning a contract for a project ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure

    How to Keep Your Online Resume Secure
    While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. As Monster is primarily a free service, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), you can be assured that posting your resume on Monster is a safe way to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    When Should Internships Come Off Your Resume?

    When Should Internships Come Off Your Resume?
    A reader writes: When should internships come off your resume? I graduated a year ago and accepted a one-year, post-grad, entry-level position which ended recently and I am onto my second job since graduation. I was fortunate enough to intern with three really well known companies in my field during my undergrad years that are thought of as highly competitive. These ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Whip Your Resume Into Shape

    Whip Your Resume Into Shape
    By Kristina Cowan So you've discovered the perfect gig with a higher salary, and you're bent on shuffling your credentials to the hiring manager immediately, if not sooner. You've got the experience, education and skills that make you a star candidate. One hurdle remains: how to do a resume appropriately. Don't fret-you can soon be on your way to crafting a ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Sending a Resume by Postal Mail

    Several people have asked me recently about whether there's any advantage to sending your resume -- or later follow-up -- by postal mail. I'm sure there are still some hiring managers out there who would disagree, but I hate postal mail in the hiring process for the following reasons: 1. It takes extra time. I keep everything electronically, so getting something ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Get a Killer Resume Cover Letter

    How to Get a Killer Resume Cover Letter
    By Kristina Cowan Do you enjoy writing resume cover letters about as much as you relish root canals? Dread isn't uncommon when it comes to resume cover letters. "It's an area where job-seekers could do the most to improve, because it does require a certain amount of heavy lifting," said Anna Ivey, a career counselor based in the Boston area. "Most ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Job Title Hurting Your Resume?

    Job Title Hurting Your Resume?
    A reader writes: I'm having trouble getting interviewed and I feel my resume is to blame, but I think my unique situation may also share some of that trouble. My husband and I own a small construction company. I'm actually majority owner, and we employ between five to 15 employees depending on our job load. My actual duties include everything from ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?

    Do Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your HR resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. Get out of your ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?

    Are Online Application Processes Avoidable?
    A reader writes: Is there a way to get around what seems to be some very ridiculous online application processes? Redundant questions (like what grade school you attended, and major declared!) make me want to put a shoe through my computer screen. I'm applying for positions that demand skilled labor and have whipped up some pretty attention-getting letter and resume material ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Stupid Interview Questions Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top HR Resume Keywords

    Top HR Resume Keywords
    You'd think getting a job in Human Resources would be easier since you’re an HR pro. You already know the tricks and tips to getting an interview, you’re an ace at answering questions and you know how to schmooze with the best of them. Unfortunately, the stakes are higher because of your professional background — which is why making your resume ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 almost 7 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 almost 7 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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +2

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?

Poll: How do you feel about crying at work?