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Posted September 05, 2013 by

Applying for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Why Getting a Response May Take Some Time

For new college graduates, it may be hard to wait for a response to their job applications; however, they must understand that it is part of the application process.  In the following post, learn why it may take some time to receive a response after applying for recent college graduate jobs.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever reached the final interview stage but didn’t get hired. Or you submitted your application only to have it lost forever in the Internet blackhole. Why does this happen, and what does HR actually want from you? You’re in luck! Several HR professionals want to share

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Posted May 25, 2012 by

4 Steps to Researching Companies Before Writing Your Executive Resume

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

The process of writing an executive resume seems as though it should be a simple one: your stellar professional background speaks for itself, right? Actually, this is not always the case. Because you are competing against a lot of other candidates with equally stellar backgrounds, it’s important that you work harder to make your resume stand out from the rest of the pack.

Researching companies is a great way to show representatives that you have a solid understanding of the company and what it stands for. So what are the steps you can take in order to conduct thorough research? Here are four to consider: (more…)

Posted March 14, 2012 by

Look Both Ways Before You Quit

It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” – Warren Buffett

Career AlleyThere is a reason hotels charge more for the beach view than the inside building view. It’s all relative, the other guy’s view always seems to be better (you know, the grass is always greener on the other side of the street).

Jobs are much the same.

You could be fat and happy, enjoying your job and then you get a call from a recruiter who happens to have the most amazing job. More money, more responsibility, better company, great career opportunities, and so on.

And, everything the recruiter says may be exactly right (or not). (more…)

Posted December 28, 2011 by

Why Company Research Is Important in an Executive Job Search

As an executive-level job candidate, you know your field inside and out, which is why conducting a job search can initially seem like an easy task.  But if you haven’t searched in years, you might find that the task is more involved than you first thought.

Believe it or not, there are a lot of highly qualified executives looking for work just like you, which means you need to give yourself an edge in order to obtain an interview—and hopefully snag a position.  One way to increase your odds is to conduct thorough research on each company as you write your resumes. (more…)