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3 Positives to Remember After a Job Rejection

“Sorry, we decided to go with someone else.” Those words usually stab the heart with all the subtlety of a dagger. I remember getting them well, especially after an unusually long and hope-filled interview process with one insurance company I had applied with. They were hiring a business continuity planner. I had the qualifications and … Continue reading

A Little Phone Interview Advice

I found this piece of information quite interesting as I was researching information online today. So I thought I would pass it on. In previous blogs I gave advice on how to prepare for a phone interview; in essence you treat your phone interview exactly as you would a normal job interview. Here’s where I … Continue reading

Getting Value from Job Fairs

In my experience job fairs are not that popular anymore. When I send out information about an upcoming job fair I invariably get questions from jobseekers concerned that the job fair will be a waste of their time. I assure them that if they go in with the right attitude and preparation, every job fair will … Continue reading

Atention to Deetail…

I was reviewing workshop proposals for an upcoming conference, and was surprised at the number of typographical errors in the submitted proposals. I am used to seeing a certain number of typos or spelling errors in resumes I review, but not in writings of professionals in my own field. Maybe I overreacted, but seeing a proposal with several misspelled … Continue reading

What is a Resume? I’ll Tell You What It’s NOT…

I read resumes every day. Sometimes I scan them to see if they contain sufficient information to refer a qualified jobseeker to a job. Sometimes I make initial assessments on their skills and work history. Sometimes I just give resume reviews. You can imagine I have read just about everything a person could possibly put … Continue reading

Show And Tell– Job Search Style

  Richard Bolles, in his book What Color Is Your Parachute? (ed. 2012) describes the order of preference in which most employers hunt for employees. First, easily enough for the employer, is to hire from within the existing company structure. The employer’s thoughts: “I want to hire someone whose work I have already seen.” The … Continue reading

Those Fickle Employers!

Just when you think you got ’em figured out… Articles on newest trends in resume writing say it’s passé to include the words, “References provided upon request.” I tell people if they don’t have room at the bottom of their resume for this statement, not to worry about it for the same reason– these days, it’s … Continue reading

How to Make a Good Impression with Your Resume

It’s a well-known principle that first impressions are lasting. Your resume and cover letter are usually going to be the first impression that an employer has of you. If the resume doesn’t do its job, you won’t be able to move on in the process, and you’ll likely be getting a lot of silence in … Continue reading

Using A Professional Resume Writing Service?

As a state-employed career counselor I tend to look down on professional resume writing services, at least for most of my customers. That said, there are always exceptions to every rule. I realize professional services have their benefit. My jobseekers are professional at what they do, and if widget making is their specialty, writing winning resumes … Continue reading

How Resumes Are Trending These Days—According to Employers

As a career counselor, it is my job to keep updated with current trends in job search. A major portion of that is in resume writing. We all know that resumes are the key to a successful job search—while they don’t get you the job (the interview does), they are the necessary first step toward … Continue reading

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