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Job Seekers: Can You Be Your Own Recruiter?

There are many benefits to having someone help you with your job search, such as assisting you in finding the right opportunities, connecting you with thought leaders, and pointing you the right direction. However, with the advent of advanced technology, the power has now been put in the job seeker’s hands. Today, the real question […]

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3 Reasons Why You’re Going About the Job Search the Wrong Way

The job search can be a long, arduous process for many — from the recent graduate to the seasoned professional. When you’ve sent out countless resumes, networked your heart out, and followed up as much as possible, and still aren’t landing the perfect position, it may be time to change your strategy. That is, you […]

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Resource – How Employers Hire

Understanding the Process Many jobseekers express frustration with the hiring process. Understanding how employers hire can eliminate some of the frustration and help plan a successful job search. Advertised Jobs Many employers advertise their job openings. The newspapers, trade journals, television, radio, bulletin boards, and Internet are all sources of advertised jobs. Some important thoughts […]

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TIP – Telephone Communications

During your job search, you may be contacting prospective employers by telephone to gather information and/or to make an initial contact. Telephone contacts can aid you in creating interest with a prospective employer, setting up a meeting, confirming information, or maintaining contact throughout the job search process. Pre-Call Preparation: A well-prepared telephone call sounds focused, […]

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Tip – Resume Do’s

Choose a resume format and be consistent. Include contact information – your name, phone number, e-mail address. List education, training, employers, and dates of employment. List employment experience and education in reverse order; highest degree or most recent job first. Describe specific responsibilities at previous employment. Express skills with action verbs and industry key words […]

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Tip – Cover Letter

It’s important to remember that a cover letter is a sales letter, and you are the product. The cover letter serves as an introduction to an employer, and your resume tells that employer about you. Like the resume, the cover letter is an important marketing tool. Remember, you do not get a second chance to […]

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