How to Beat the Competition at the Job Interview

How to Beat the Competition at the Job Interview

Congratulations! Whether you wrote your resume yourself or got a little help, it has done it’s job of getting you to the next step of your job hunt – an interview. Now here’s how to beat the competition at the job interview. Before we get started… Some of you may have friends willing to go this far…

How Recruiters Work

The Truth About How Recruiters Really Work

When people think of Recruiters, they think of agents. When they think of agents, they think of someone like Ari Gold – the crazy, fast-talking agent on Entourage. This misconception is what causes so many job seekers not to trust Recruiters. In order to appreciate them, it’s important to understand exactly how they fit into a…

The post interview thank you letter you don't want to send

The Post-Interview Thank You Letter You Don’t Want to Send

After interviewing what felt like 100 people yesterday, I received three thank you letters. Of the three, only one got it right. What confuses most people is that they truly believe a thank you letter is simply a ‘thank you’. It’s not! It’s your second chance at selling your skills and promoting your personal brand. It’s…

Smart things to do before quitting your job

Five Smart Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

So you hate your job and you want to quit. You feel that there are no career advancements. You’re getting paid less than you deserve. You’re not challenged. You feel you’re being mistreated. Whatever the case, you’re ready to quit your job. Before you walk into your boss’ office and announce that you won’t be coming…

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Hilarious Real-Life Resume and Cover Letter Blunders

We’ve all experienced that gut wrenching feeling when you realize you’ve made a mistake on a document… right as you’re hitting the send button. We know how important it is to write a sparkling resume, but there is always the possibility that there is an inadvertent error somewhere. One that you missed. Maybe a comma…

5 Strategies to Help You Stick to Your Career Resolutions this New Year

It’s that time of year – gyms are busier than ever, everyone gets to work earlier than they had last year and motivation is in the air. New Year’s Resolutions are in full gear A fresh new year always bring so much promise and new possibilities. Most of us resolve to hit the gym more…

Why LinkedIn should be your

4 Reasons LinkedIn Should Be Your Best Friend

If you are either looking for a new job or want to develop your career and are not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out BIG TIME. LinkedIn is a job seeker’s best friend Key hiring decision makers are using LinkedIn as their #1 tool for recruiting. Not only can they post jobs on LinkedIn, but hiring…

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Why Accepting a Counter-Offer Can Be Career Suicide

Counter-offers are very common. Many people get caught up in the flattery and don’t realize that it’s detrimental to their careers to accept a counter-offer. Picture this typical scenario: Greg has been unsatisfied with his job and feels like there’s no opportunity for growth. After interviewing with several other companies, he has managed to land…

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Tweeting Yourself Out of a Job – ‘Cisco Fatty’ Style

Social media can do wonderful things for your career. Look at all those stories of people getting job offers based on their tweets.  In fact, some companies request that their sales professionals have a specific number of followers on Twitter. Of course, the assumption here is that they could spread the word on their product…

10 Reasons You’re Not Getting the Job

Why haven’t you gotten a job, or the job you want? Do you find you’re second runner up or not even in the race? We are in the middle of a tough market where companies are drowning in resumes and layoffs are rampant. The competition is fierce and you simply can’t afford make a mediocre…