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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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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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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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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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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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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If you don’t know what you’re worth, you won’t know if a prospective employer is presenting you with an offer of fair salary or wages.  Job titles are not universal.  Many employers have different names for the exact same positions.  Conduct research to find positions similar to what you’re looking for so you can perform […]

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Congratulations!  You have reached the point in your job search process in which you have received an offer, perhaps even several.  It is important to remember that the job search is not yet over.  To see this process to completion, it is recommended that you correspond with every employer who has made you an offer […]

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