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Want an Interview? Have You Considered Informational Interviews?

Have you (the jobseeker) ever said to yourself, “If only I could get myself in front of a hiring manager I could get that job!”? Have you cursed those time-consuming ether-bound applications that you never hear back on? Have you found a place you’d love to work but don’t have any connections inside to pull … Continue reading

Personality Tests

I met with a jobseeker today who showed me the results of a personality test he had recently taken while applying for a sales job. It was well-worded, concise in its findings, and presented him quite clearly as an outgoing and social person with high standards in excellence and a strong moral compass. Perhaps that is why he … Continue reading

The Ultimate Rejection Letter!

Anyone who has searched for a job, especially in this economy, has received a letter stating something to this effect: “Thank you for your interest in our organization. We interviewed a number of qualifieed candidates for the __________ position, and we have determined that another candidate is the most qualified for the requirements of our opening. … Continue reading

What’s the #1 Mistake Job Seekers Are Making These Days? (pt. 4)

Recently I asked a question on a LinkedIn discussion group: what’s the #1 mistake job seekers are making these days? I was hoping for a few answers but was unprepared for the interest this question generated. I was gratified by the level of response and the amount of feedback I received. While I cannot include … Continue reading

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