Your cover letter is your first impression with a company, even before an interview occurs. There is some debate among job seekers now about the importance of cover letters, now that email and online applications have replaced postal mail. However you apply for a job, though, a cover letter is still very important, and making… Read more »
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Interview Responses to Avoid at All Costs
An interview is your opportunity to sell yourself. Regardless of how much you may look the part, you need to answer the questions correctly to get the job. Interviewers ask key questions and look for certain types of answers. Honesty is always the best policy, but remember that it is okay not to offer information… Read more »
Determining how much you're worth
With so many people currently seeking employment, a big question on many minds is how to decide what your job skills are worth. What salary are you willing to accept? Your first task is to research: research, research, research. If you have a friend at the company, ask them how pay works there, and if… Read more »
Video Resumes: Love 'em or leave 'em?
The movie Legally Blonde showed Elle Woods, a young woman wowing Harvard Law School with a video résumé outlining her unique and interesting talents. While video résumés are still not the norm, many wonder if the best way to differentiate themselves from others is to use video instead of the traditional paper résumé. While an… Read more »
September is "International Update Your Resume Month"
It’s that time of year again, folks! September is International Update Your Résumé Month, officially proclaimed by Career Directors International (CDI). During the entire month, CDI members will dedicate their efforts to boosting industry awareness and encouraging the public to update their own résumés. Since most careers require a résumé in order to gain employment,… Read more »
Blog Review… HealthcareITCentral.com
I read a lot of blogs. A lot. I want to read even more, but it gets overwhelming when I see my Google Reader overflowing with unread blog posts. So, I got to thinking that if I did it for “research” it would actually be job related. Yes, I am justifying my blog reading addiction…. Read more »
Watch your tone!
Ever have one of those moments when you are emailing someone, send off the email, and then think, ‘did I sound harsh/dumb/silly/desperate/bored ___? ‘ (feel free to fill in the blank with your own adjective). These days, an online presence is more important than ever for job seekers and entrepreneurs. It’s a lightening fast way… Read more »
The Essential Resume Tool: KEYWORDS
Keywords are an essential piece to a well-written resume. Why? Because they are the words that describe what you do. They also let the reader know immediately whether or not you are a potential candidate for them. Keywords are “buzz” words or industry specific jargon that communicates a message about your qualifications, accomplishments, credentials or… Read more »