Tag Archives: Job Search Mistakes

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…

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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…

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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…

Are You Making These Cover Letter Mistakes?

I’m often asked if cover letters are really that important. After all, the resume has all the relevant information that prospective employers need. I always respond with a definitive ‘yes’! Your cover is a vital part of your career marketing package and should always partner with a resume. They go hand in hand. In fact,…

Job Search Mistakes to Avoid

With increasing layoff numbers, we’re in a tough market these days. In such a highly competitive job market, job search mistakes are less forgiving and far more rigid. Anyone from the top executive to recent grads is prone to making job search mistakes. Here are some common mistakes that job seekers make and how to…

The 7 WORST Things To Say At a Job Interview

If you’ve made it to the job interview, chances are you’ve worked hard to get there. You’ve polished up your resume and cover letter, prepared for the interview and are now in front of the hiring manager. Here’s where you impress the hiring manager and convince him/her that you’re the person for the job. Either due to…

4 Job Interview Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Chances

I’ve been on both sides of the interviewing process. I’ve been interviewed and have interviewed hundreds if not thousands of applicants as a recruiter. Some of the things people do are downright entertaining. I’ve had applicants bring their kids to interviews, answer their cell phone and even bring their lunches. It goes without saying that,…