Career Advice

Interview Fail

An article on Glassdoor.com had some great advice on how to know when an you are NOT 'winning' an interview. To Summarize:
  1. You’re only getting easy questions.
  2. The interviewer doesn’t ask about your availability to start.
  3. The interviewer doesn’t discuss the rest of the hiring process.
  4. Your interview is shorter than scheduled.
Of course sometimes 1 of things could...
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5 Follow-up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers

Came across a great article on Muse.com today, "5 Follow-up Emails That Scare Hiring Managers (and What to Write Instead)". Here is a quick summary of what not to send in your follow-up email:
  1. You Said You’d Get Back to Me on Monday, and It’s Tuesday.
  2. Why Haven’t You Gotten Back to Me?
  3. I’d Really Appreciate Any Response...
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Set up LinkedIn for Networking

When you think of networking, you probably think of networking in the traditional sense--in person, one-on-one. Online networking is helpful too! One of the easiest ways to get started with online networking is to build up your LinkedIn profile so people can find you and you can make new connections. Follow this LinkedIn Beginner's...
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Stop Using Monster for Your Job Search

Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com receive a lot of marketing and hype. Unfortunately, their product hasn't evolved much in the past 10 years, and it's become a breeding ground for staffing agencies and fake sales jobs. Before you upload your resume to those sites and start looking for a new job, you might want to think twice...
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Evaluate – Strategize – Empower

Defining yourself as a career counselor is difficult at times. I often hear things like, “Oh, so you just write resumes … You work from home, how hard is that? … Can’t I just find all that info online? … Wait, you can’t use your recruiting contacts to ensure I get the job (even...
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