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Cover Letters - Do's and Don'ts
The biggest mistake many job hunters are currently making is that they skip writing a cover letter when sending off a resume, says an AT&T Human Resource Manager. “Cover letters are very influential, and a well written letter can grab an interview just on its own merit. It’s too bad most job hunters are so lazy they don’t write one anymore,” notes this HR manager in charge of employee recruiting.
By Robin Ryan Posted 04-16-2018
Four Tips for Graduates Who Want to Clarify Their Career Direction
Graduation season is here. Are you one of those grads who will be celebrating the completion of your degree while simultaneously dreading the inevitable question “What are you doing after graduation?” Do you feel overwhelmed and confused about how to move forward in the work world?
By Tracy Fitzpatrick Posted 04-09-2018
Successful Welding Job Search - 7 Keys That Matter
It is true that landing a welding job is not always easy. Achieving that successful welding job search can be elusive, despite numerous attempts on your part. It is time to get to the nitty-gritty on what a successful job search in the welding profession entails. We will be looking at what it takes, to be able to experience a favorable conclusion to your welding job search efforts.
By Horace Mann Posted 04-02-2018
Do I Have a Right to Get Overtime Pay?
While most employees have a legal right to overtime pay, it may be difficult to tell in a given situation whether a person has such a right. You can’t necessarily rely on what your company says.
By Posted 03-26-2018
JOB FAIRS: So Many Companies, So Little Time
Making a good impression at a job fair may give your résumé or application added weight. The following tips can help you make the most of any fair.
By Olivia Crosby (updated by Elka Torpey) Posted 03-19-2018
Cold Calling: Stop Pitching the Gatekeeper
Many sales reps have never been taught the proper way to deal with gatekeepers, so after being screened out by them, they take the attitude that “If only they (the gatekeeper) knew how much this would benefit the (decision maker), then they’d put me through!” So they start pitching them... How wrong that is...
By Mike Brooks Posted 03-12-2018
Master the Thank You Note: The One Trick That Will Land You the Job
How can you stand out against the crowd of other job applicants? What can you do to make an impression on the person that you just interviewed? Why not do something that over half of your competitors never do? Send a thank you note to the person you spoke to earlier today.
By Patrick W. Dunne Posted 02-12-2018
What's Coming Between YOU and the Job of Your DREAMS?
Whats coming between you and the job of your dreams? The answer is not the same as the problems, and every problem gets solved, somehow, sooner or later.
By Michael DeSafey Posted 02-05-2018
Will the New Job or New Career Choice I Like be the Right Career for Me?
Is the career decision or new job you "like" the right career for you? I present you with a list of questions to consider and resources to help you answer them.
By Dr. Sander Marcus Posted 01-23-2018
New Year, New Career: 5 Tips for Changing Occupations
Do you ever wonder if the grass is greener in another field? If you’ve resolved to find out, the new year might be a good time to pursue a new career. There are many reasons to change careers. Maybe your interests have shifted, or you want the potential for earning more money. Or perhaps you just want to try something new.
By Elka Torpey Posted 12-15-2017
Are You Being Paid What You're Worth?
Employers are hiring and unemployment rates have taken another dip yet many workers are underpaid for the job they perform. Many people in years past were grateful for their job and didn’t push for a raise. But is that truly a smart professional move?
By Robin Ryan Posted 12-15-2017
5 Top Tips to Help Jobseekers Over 50 Get The Job
Sadly, in reality older job candidates are just not taken seriously enough. But by following these 'Job Seeker over 50 Top Tips' you can change all that. Added to this, lots of women in their late 50s or early 60s have been informed they've now got to work for many more years before they can claim their pensions. This has put many women aged over 50 under pressure to work longer.
By Irene H Posted 12-06-2017
Networking and Gratitude
Savvy networkers can improve their networking through soft skills. Being aware and sensitive to others, displaying etiquette and showing gratitude are just a few ways. Online resources define gratitude as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Research and studies have shown that expressing gratitude improves health, increases optimism and reduces stress. It is only right that gratitude be incorporated into business practices including networking.
By Chi Chi Okezie Posted 11-21-2017
Improve Job Search Results - Dealing with Job Search Pressure
This article will highlight how people generally respond to distress; and especially the distress of job search pressure and how to manage that stress and the results of your job search by effectively dealing with job search pressure.
By Mark Baber Posted 11-21-2017
Resume Mistakes Can Cost You the Job
A candidate’s resume typically gets a 15-second glance, if it gets looked at all. Employers complain that they receive hundreds of resumes for any listed opening but 90% of the applicants are not qualified to do the advertised job.
By Robin Ryan Posted 11-17-2017
3 Ways to Bolster Your Job Search Campaign During the Holidays
We are moving into the Christmas / Hanukkah / New Year's holidays. Many job seekers take the opportunity to put their job searches on hold until January and just try to enjoy the downtime. That is actually a mistake because the end of the year is a great time to reflect on career goals, review current job search campaign efforts, and get a jump on the January employment rush.
By Steven Watson, Ph.D. Posted 11-17-2017
Houston Has Reason to Celebrate
Throughout September and October, Houston struggled to rebuild after Harvey devastated so much of the city. But we had something to cheer for, hope for, and want more than anything. And, after quite a a few heart pounding nights, we had it. Everything is bigger in Texas - including the ways we celebrate, hope and help.
By Christine Wardle Posted 11-13-2017
How to Have a Plan B - Job Market Analysis for Career Transition
Often when I chat as a manager with employees about their future career goals and aspirations, the impression given is of some nebulous future end-state. Perhaps this is due to the awkward manager-employee relationship, especially during the semi-forced conversations around annual appraisal time. Or perhaps it could be attributed to misplaced feelings of betrayed loyalties towards the current employer if one admits to personal and/or professional goals beyond the present organization. But even for those employees with whom I would claim to have good rapport - even when allowing for a certain percentage of people who are perfectly happy and genuinely content with their current positions - the future remains non-descript.
By Erin N O’Reilly, PhD Posted 11-06-2017
What You Need to Know About a Career as a NETWORK ENGINEER
In order to join the team of network engineers, you must have the necessary skills as well as a love of computers. As with any other career, you also need to follow certain steps in order to accomplish your goal. These are the top five requirements needed to become a network engineer.
By Amy Armitage Posted 11-06-2017
25 Interview Questions You Can Ask
You should view the interview as a courtship time between you and the company. They ask you questions to learn more about your abilities and accomplishments. You also have the opportunity to impress the employer by the questions YOU ask plus learn more about what it’s really like to work there. Here are my recommended 25 questions that you could ask.
By Robin Ryan Posted 11-04-2017
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