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How to Make the Résumé Sell You!

As a continuation of last month’s column entitled “Where Have All of the Good Résumés Gone?” let’s focus on the specifics of what a good résumé should include. How many pages? What needs to be included and what can be excluded? What do we like to see and what makes us cringe? One page, two […]

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Will Job-Hopping Advance Your Career?

No one wants to be considered a job-hopper, but when is the time really right to quit? In considering people to be hired, there are many things employers and recruiters look at carefully before deciding to continue the process. Once the necessary experience and education are considered, the next thing that is looked at is […]

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Counter Offers: Who Really Wins?

The recruiter’s and potential employer’s worst mini-phrase: ‘Counter-Offer’. Just the thought of those two words brings cringes not unlike fingernails on the blackboard. Split from the viewpoints of both the employee and employer, this column provides insights from both camps as to the thought process into the dreaded counter-offer. You have just been presented with […]

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Make a Positive Impression at Your New Job

You’ve got a great new job. Now what? Whether you are a ‘newbie’ to the industry or are a seasoned veteran, you’ve always got to start things off right with your new employer and fellow employees. Starting a new job is always an exciting time but it can also be very stressful. There’s a lot […]

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Leader vs. Boss-Which Are You?

Everyone wants to be led by good managers. But what really makes someone a good leader, who motivates his team, gets results and is respected? Personality, patience, and a positive outlook are some of the qualities that make up a successful leader. An old saying is that leadership is learned and then earned. People will […]

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What’s More Important to You: Money or Your Career Goals?

As we get older, priorities change. Whether it’s because we start a family, start a business or finally realize that we’re not kids anymore and we aren’t getting any younger. Some of us have a personal path to success in that we know exactly what we want to do and what it will take to […]

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The Best One-Word Question to Ask in an Interview

We’ve all been through the interview process and have been asked about our background, education and experience. The interviewers need to find the connection between a candidate and what they can bring compared to what the company needs. There are many ways to arrive at a mutual decision as to whether a fit exists. There […]

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The Perfect Candidate Exists; and Other Fantasies

The goal of any hiring manager, recruiter or employer is to find the best person out there for the job. However, that person rarely is found or, if located, is not interested in a new opportunity. As much as we want to hire the greatest candidate, most of the time we have to open the […]

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Is There Really a Hidden Job Market?

Not too long ago, the only way you could get a job was either through a want ad in the newspaper, through a friend or relative or walking right in the front door of a business and asking for an application. Today, there are myriad ways of locating a great opportunity; including online job boards, […]

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Interviewing With Secrecy

Most of us have had to schedule job interviews while being gainfully employed. But how much stealth and secrecy do we really need to have? And what about ethics- do they play a role in the process? Anyone who has been on a job search, or has been contacted by a recruiter or another company, […]

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