Tag Archives: career

Test Your Cover Letter

Use my handy-dandy new test to score your cover letter before submission/deal-blowing.

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Follow Up Without Being a Pest

Check out these guidelines on when and how to follow up without coming off as a stalker.

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How to Follow Up On a Resume Submission

How soon is too soon to send an e-mail or make a phone call? When does persistence become annoyance? Read the full story on TheLadders.

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Resume Advice: Who to Ask

You need resume advice. Do you turn to a recruiter, a career coach, a professional resume writer? What about a professional association or government career center? I talked to professionals from these categories and came up with an insider’s guide to the type of resume guidance you can expect from each of these resources. Read […]

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How Full-Time Parents Can Reclaim a Full-Time Job

You don’t have to be paid for your efforts to list them as work experience on your resume. Check out these tales of full-time parents and how resume professionals helped to frame their experience and skills and get them back to full-time work.

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How to Reapply After a Rejection

Don’t give up! Here’s how to tweak your resume and try again.

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7 Video Resume Tips From a Video Pro

Lights, camera, action! Check out these tips on how to get a professional video seen and provoke the reaction you desire.

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Trade Up to an Executive Summary

Employers already know your goal is to get a job, so ditch the objective statement and instead write a summary that compels them to read on. This story will lead you through constructing a pithy eye-grabber and gives superlative samples of same.

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In Through the Side Door

If you’re not scoring many interviews by applying for jobs and forwarding your resume to HR, try some of these creative means to get the hiring manager’s attention. Read the story here.

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Making Friends and Finding Free Resume Advice

This story will walk you through approaching recruiters, HR pros and resume experts for advice without being a pest. Read the full story here.

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