Identifying Income Needs

If you are in the process of looking for a job, it is essential that you know your financial needs.  It is important that you realize: The income you need may be different from the income you want The income you need is often different from the wage or salary offered by the employer The income […]

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How Do I Dress for My Interview?

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without having to worry about your clothing and appearance.  A clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression.  You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills, not your clothes.  Make no mistake, you are being judged as soon […]

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First Impressions

You only have one chance to make a good first impression!  A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room.  What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be.  That’s why what you wear […]

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Evaluating Your Cover Letter

Let’s talk about what you should do before sending your cover letter to a prospective employer.  Remember a cover letter indicates your interest in a job to an employer. It introduces your resume, and it allows you the opportunity to ask for an interview. Even though you have completed writing the cover letter, you are […]

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Ending the Interview

At the end of the interview, you’ll want to make certain that you will be remembered. State your interest in the position, and summarize how you would be a “good match” for this position.  Do this by summarizing your top three skills, based on the skills the interviewer seems to place in high value. Be […]

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How To Present Yourself During An Interview

Don’t forget that you’re creating an impression from the very first smile to the final handshake.  Follow these guidelines: Be 15 minutes early for the interview. Silence your cell phone and keep it out of sight. Treat each person you meet in a friendly, respectful manner (i.e. if you’re rude to the receptionist, you can […]

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Discussing Unemployment During an Interview

Getting a great job is challenging enough when you’re gainfully employed, but it can be even more difficult if you’re currently out of work.  However, if you have been contacted for an interview, it’s clear that the hiring manager sees your potential. Learn how to shine in your interview by being prepared to discuss why […]

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Disability Disclosure and Interviewing Techniques

For most job seekers, the interview is the “make it or break it” point.  Remember that you have about a minute to make a good first impression, and first impressions mean everything at this stage of the employment process.  Disclosure of your disability is critical at this point if accommodations, such as access to the […]

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Tips For Contact Employer Directly

While networking is the job search approach with the highest rate of success, the method that ranks second to networking is direct employer contact.  When you consider that 80% of the job market is not advertised, this approach will assist you in uncovering those available positions. The process consists of five steps: First, compile a […]

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