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5 Things You MUST Do to Remain Relevant in Today’s Job Market

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Meeting the new needs of today’s job market means we must become more visible to the world, enabling recruiters to find us and also to find good information about us that supports our job searching.

And it also means passing the “first impression test” as recruiters do extensive research on the Internet. Typically, they are looking for three things…   

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5 Tips to Help You Write a Great Cover Letter

Cover Letter

Make sure your cover letter doesn’t help eliminate you from the competition by controlling the effort, content, and ultimately the quality of how you communicate. Coupled with a great resume, this will put you up 2-0 over your less prepared, less careful competition.

Here are 5 ways you can write a great cover letter, and get it read.   

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7 Ways to Get Recruiters to Actually Read Your Cover Letter

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Although your résumé is definitely important, the cover letter can also be a make-or-break factor… assuming you can get the recruiter to actually read it!

To help make sure they care enough about your application to do just that, here are seven ways to catch the recruiter’s eyes with your cover letter…   

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This One Thought May Be Holding Back Your Job Search


Recently, I talked about one of the pet peeves I saw in job applicants as a hiring manager: the dreaded “foot in the door” comment.

Today, I want to tell you about another disappointing comment I hear far too often. If you’re thinking this way, it could be contaminating your job search. And you might not even be aware why…   

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What is The One Thing Employers Look For?

What do employers want

When reviewing job descriptions, the person looking to work at the company ends up zeroing in on meeting every single job description criteria perfectly.

Which is important, but it’s not REALLY what employers are thinking about…   

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The One Mistake Young Job Seekers Can Never Make


A few years ago, when we lived and worked in New York City, our job required us to interview and hire new interns every semester. That meant that three times a year (fall, spring and summer), we’d go through the resumes we received over the last few months and interview the best candidates. For the most part, it was a painless, week-long process—that is until parents got involved. Sigh. Yes, every now and then, we’d get a phone call from a parent. On one occasion, it was to complain that his daughter had twice emailed her resume and cover letter, and she   

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