Online job boards such as Monster, Yahoo! HotJobs, and CareerBuilder, make it easy for you to identify plenty of interesting job openings. But many qualified job seekers find themselves submitting resume after resume without any response from hiring managers.
To understand why, think about the dynamics of an online job posting... Read the whole article
A narrative describing your professional responsibilities and the tasks you've performed is boring. Hiring managers have read it all before.
Instead, list the benefits and results of your work... Read the whole article
An effective job search begins with a clear idea of your target job. As they saying goes, if you don't know where you're going, you probably won't get there.
But after identifying your job target, stop thinking about what you want... Read the whole article
Finding, hiring, and training a new employee is expensive. Hiring managers need to quickly and efficiently fill a position--and they risk hiring someone who turns out to underperform. Thus their number one aim is to assess your future performance.
Hiring managers care about your past only inasmuch as it predicts your future behavior... Read the whole article
The huge quantity of interesting job openings on online search engines such as Monster, Yahoo! HotJobs, and CareerBuilder, persuades some job seekers to engage in shotgun applications. They blast out resumes and generic cover letters to dozens of job postings in hopes that something will hit its target.
The problem with this approach is... Read the whole article
Everyone knows the importance of a well-written resume. But don't stop there. Add a cover letter, follow-up letter, and thank you letter to your application package to make sure... Read the whole article
Once upon a time, standard wisdom was that a resume should begin with an Objective statement. The purpose of this statement was to briefly identify the job seeker's target goal. Common Objective statements sound like... Read the whole article
One of the biggest hurdles many people face in their job search is their discomfort speaking about their professional careers. Many people struggle to answer essential questions such as... Read the whole article
Graduate school, MBA/business school, or law school can be a great career investment. Even if you already have a strong resume, it probably needs to be re-tooled for a grad school application. Your resume won’t make your application--but it can break it.
Of course you should carefully review and follow each school’s specific instructions regarding resume content and format. But here are a few rules of thumb... Read the whole article
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