Category Archives: Job Search

Why Do Recruiters Ask Those Dumb Questions? [Infographic]

Why Do Recruiters Ask Those Questions

During a job interview, you are quite likely to hear a question that comes out of nowhere… that makes no sense, whatsoever.

And yet – as shown in this infographic from Sample Questionnaire – there’s a method to the madness…   

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5 Steps to Help You Survive the Resume Screening Process

Surviving the Job Application Process

Regardless of what you’ve heard or read, a successful job search is not the result of winning a “numbers game.” Applying for as many jobs as possible as quickly as possible is not a winning strategy. In fact, it’s a waste of time – yours, and the employer’s. Succeeding in a job search takes focus and attention to detail. Show potential employers that you’d be the kind of employee they would want – the kind of employee who pays attention and does a good job, someone who is a reliable team member, someone they would want to work with. Describing   

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How to Write the Perfect Networking Follow-up Email

Has this ever happened to you?Follow-Up

You meet a great person at a networking event and you have a great conversation. With expectations high, you send a follow-up email. And another. Yet you get no response…   

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How to Land a Job Offer from an Internship

Internship Plan

Over the summer, you may have discovered that you’re in a less than perfect internship where you find yourself scrambling for things to do, or trying to figure out how you can best fit in with the rest of the team.

If so, that’s a great opportunity to test your mettle in self-leadership, get out of your comfort zone, and try on some new skill sets!   

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Employers and Candidates: Different Views of Today’s Job Search [Infographic]

The job search has changed so much in the last five years or so: social media, personal branding, and the influence of LinkedIn, for example. Throughout all those changes, though, employers and candidates seem to be chasing the same goal: introducing a good employee to a good company.

And yet there are some ways, it seems, that job seekers and employers will never agree…   

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How to Write the Perfect the Skills Section of Your Resume

job skills

When you think about the different sections of your resume, which one is the most important? Which gets the attention of the employer first?

Your experience? Your education? Maybe your awards and achievements… or your college experience? It is none of those…   

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