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Professional or Executive Resume What’s the Difference

Professional or Executive Resume What’s the Difference

Posted on05. Apr, 2016 by .

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If you do a web search for “professional resume vs executive resume,” you will find an awful lot of stuff out there, but you will not find a universal definition for each role. The definition tends to be different depending on where in the world you are based. In fact, Asian job culture tends to put […]

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Is Your Email Inbox Prepared for Your Job Search?

Is Your Email Inbox Prepared for Your Job Search?

Posted on20. Oct, 2014 by .

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If you are like most people, you have had an email account for a while and it probably has a lot of stuff in it that you think you will read some day. Most of us do this and realize one day we have thousands of unopened emails that might have something important to say. […]

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Group Interviews – Are You Ready?

Group Interviews – Are You Ready?

Posted on26. Jun, 2014 by .

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Does the sound of ‘group interview’ make you cringe? Does it immediately bring to mind Will Smith in ‘Men in Black‘ and the weird egg shaped chair? Did you think, ‘Uh-uh. No way!’? I did too, until I did a little research on it. Group interviews are held when multiple applicants are seeking a limited […]

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Practical Job Search Advice

Practical Job Search Advice

Posted on30. Apr, 2014 by .

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It can be difficult to find a job yourself. But, in today’s changing job market, throwing yourself on the fire and doing everything you can in order to find the right job is in your best interest, especially if you want to land the ideal job. Start by finding out what kind of experience and […]

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Professional Resume Writing – Can You Do It?

Professional Resume Writing – Can You Do It?

Posted on25. Mar, 2014 by .

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Professional resume objectives/summaries receive a lot of criticism. Some say the goals are usually poorly written, and have no real point. Others say that if it’s well written, then it will make the potential employer continue to read the resume. He or she will know what you wish to attain in your profession and your […]

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How To Deal With That Dreaded Question, “Why Were You Fired?”

How To Deal With That Dreaded Question, “Why Were You Fired?”

Posted on12. Mar, 2014 by .

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Job interviews are stressful enough, but the stress is doubled when you’re worried about how to answer the most dreaded question of all: “Why were you fired?” While the fact that you involuntarily left your last position undoubtedly creates an additional challenge to landing your next job, it doesn’t have to be a total deterrent. […]

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Negotiating a Salary During the Job Interview

Negotiating a Salary During the Job Interview

Posted on19. Feb, 2014 by .

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You have accepted a job offer knowing that the salary is not as much as you were hoping or needing. But you need the job, thinking that you will get raises. What if you don’t? And to top it off, the next person they hire for the same type of work just a few weeks […]

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References and the Employment Process

References and the Employment Process

Posted on28. Jan, 2014 by .

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References are a critical step in the hiring process. An employer WILL check yours. Most companies will call about 2 or 3 of your references and ask them different questions about you before they decide if you are the right candidate for their position. You need to make sure that your employment references will give […]

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How to Handle Not Getting a Raise

How to Handle Not Getting a Raise

Posted on02. Jan, 2014 by .

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OK first off…you know this is a terrible business climate right now, and a lot of people aren’t getting raises, so it’s not just you. The one thing you should absolutely NOT do is get in a snit and go storming out of your boss’s office. That will do nothing for your next evaluation, your […]

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50 and Older Job Market Issues

50 and Older Job Market Issues

Posted on21. Nov, 2013 by .

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Due to the challenging job markets lately, there are a lot of older generation employees wondering how to get hired. The key is recognizing and remembering that your work experience can play a supportive role as well as a leadership role with organizations. The two need not be mutually exclusive. If you’re over 50, you’ve […]

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Just How Do Keywords Really Work in a Resume?

Just How Do Keywords Really Work in a Resume?

Posted on12. Nov, 2013 by .

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So many people are put off by the idea of writing a resume, and ignore doing it until the absolute last possible minute, many times when it is too late. Using a resume that is written properly will save you a lot of heartache in the end, though—and is worth the time investment. Taking advantage […]

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