Are YOU a Good Job Interviewee?

A great resume can get you in the door for a prospective job. The goal of your resume is to get you through all the filters between your application and the personal interview. Most resumes never make it past the screening stage. SO, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE PREPARED FOR YOUR INTERVIEW AND TO BE […]

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Is Your Job Search Strategy Out of Date?

We’ve talked a lot about career planning over the life of this blog. One theme that has been constant is that job search strategies must adapt to the times. Companies have adopted many new techniques. And so must you!! Ariella Coombs, writing for Careerealism, presents a good short quiz on “Is Your Job Search Strategy […]

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How Good Are YOU in the Job Hiring Process?

As Ariella Coombs puts it for Careerealism: “Not sure where you’re going wrong in your job search? Tired of never hearing back from employers? Chances are, you’re getting shut out of the hiring process. Why? Well, there are a few major areas where job seekers fall flat when they’re applying for jobs. Take this quiz […]

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A Professional Etiquette Quiz: How Do You Fare?

As defined by businessdictionary.com, general etiquette encompasses “behaviors and expectations for individual actions within society, group, or class.” Professional (business) etiquette “involves treating coworkers and employers with respect and courtesy in a way that creates a pleasant work environment for everyone.” With this in mind, Careerealism has devised a quiz: “How Good Is Your Professional […]

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Having Realistic Career Expectations

Are you realistic in your expectations regarding your current job and your long-term career prospects? According to Dorothy Tannahill-Moran, writing for Careerealism: “Our expectations serve us like a yardstick where we kind of measure people both ahead of time and after an event. We think we know what to expect of others and ourselves, so […]

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How to Keep Your Resume on Target

Is your resume too long? Is it unfocused? Does it include unnecessary material? If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s time to act. Here’s some good advice from Cheryl Simpson, writing for Careerealism, who offers ten tips for keeping your resume on target: Say more with less — “Cut out words that […]

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Making a New Job Less Stressful

Starting a new job can be a stress-filled time. So, what can you do to reduce your anxiety and optimize your relationship with your boss? According to Careerealism: “Building a relationship with your new manager isn’t complicated. It must be intentional, genuine, and built on a foundation of respect. As a new employee, ideally you […]

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