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What Will Your References Say About You?

July 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet Often lost in the job search process is the need to have rock solid references ready to vouch for you. Too many job candidates wait until the last minute to throw together contact information of references when, in fact, they should be spending as much time on reference development as they do on updating their resumes. Earlier […]

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Optimize Your Job Search and Resume

July 11th, 2016 · No Comments

TweetJob hunters not getting traction in their searches must think through a lot of potential issues—including the possibility they are applying for jobs for which they aren’t entirely qualified or resumes that don’t sync up with what employers are seeking. With agencies receiving up to 700 resumes for some openings, recruiters tell me the vast […]

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Resume Not Getting Attention? Resist ‘Creativity’

June 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet Shortly after urging recent graduates to stick to a standard resume format, along comes a breakthrough resume that makes job seekers think they, too, should abandon traditional resumes. I admit being impressed by Sumukh Mehta’s incredibly creative resume, a 20-page magazine-like resume that landed him an internship at British GQ—without an interview. Over the […]

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The 5 Golden Rules of Job Reference Etiquette

June 16th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tweet In the past two weeks, I have served as a reference for six job candidates. I gave enthusiastic references for five of them, but I had to take a pass on the sixth person since I hadn’t heard from him in nearly 20 years. I recall that he was a good employee, but it […]

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Best Cities for Summer Jobs in 2016

May 17th, 2016 · No Comments

Tweet With the number of both summer jobs and internships expected to increase this summer and many students looking for work to bridge their finances or grow their professional skills, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016’s Best Cities for Summer Jobs. To help job seekers find the best short-term employment options, […]

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