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jobrejection

Recover from Rejection in Your Career

If I had to name my top two fears, they would be failure and rejection. Obviously, if I let these fears completely overtake me, I would probably miss out on some amazing experiences — in personal relationships and in my c...

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What Job Seekers Should — And Shouldn’t — Post on Social Media

When you’re job searching, what you post on social media is more important than ever. Big Brother is watching! Thanks to OnlineClasses.org for their awesome infographic on what you should–and shoudn’t–po...

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It’s OK, You’re Just Getting Bad Advice

A few weeks ago, I was visiting with a friend while she happened to be reading through some cover letter and resume submissions. She was brutal to these candidates. Address the letter “To Whom It May Concern” and sh...


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Why a Potential Employer Doesn’t Call

You’ve probably had this happen at some point in your career: you e-mail in a job application and you never hear anything back. Maybe you’ll get a standard e-mail response letter, but for the most part, you just hear silenc...

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The Follow-Up Phone Call is Dead – But Your Initiative Isn’t

If you wander through a used bookstore, pick up a job search book from anytime before 2005, and you’ll likely find advice telling you that whenever you send a resume, you should wait 2-3 days, and the call to follow up. T...

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Improve Your Job Search Attitude

Job searching in the current economy is tough on anyone, and, chances are, you will become discouraged. Staying positive is a challenge, but keeping your spirits up may be what pushes you ahead of the pack. Dave Sanford, Execut...


InterviewMindset

Mentally Prepare for Your Next Interview

Maybe you’ve decided to look for a new job or you’ve just left school.  Now it’s time to look at your options and start interviewing.  Kicking off the interview process can be exciting and scary — you want to move...

Interview

The Questions Good Job Candidates Ask

At the end of every job interview, the potential employer asks, “Do you have any questions for us?” This is the part of the job interview I felt the least prepared for after I graduated college. I had spent all of my time p...

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Conquering the Small Town Job Search

Last week, I read the CareerBuilder.com article “How to Approach a Small-Town Job Search.” I give enormous credit to writer Justin Thompson for recognizing the need for advice for those individuals who are living in...


jobhunters

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Job Hunters

We’ve all met them, and we all hate them (well, I suppose unless you are one of them). They’re the person who, when searching for a job and asked “How’s it going?” say something like, “ItR...