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Posted November 03, 2015 by

How to write better emails and cover letters

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Melinda Osteen

Because there are so many people looking for jobs, standing out is quite difficult these days. The hiring environment has changed, and candidates have to persuade employers without even meeting them in person.

The internet has interfered with the job market, too, and now the main tools of job seekers are resumes and cover letters. The basic rules of successful submissions are the same as the ones for traditional paper writing – no mistakes at all, clear structure, uniqueness, originality, and 100% professionalism. Along with these, there are other aspects that must be taken into consideration when applying online for a job. (more…)

Posted October 13, 2015 by

Beyond text: Communication and Gen Z – Part two: Nailing the interview

College students and recent college graduates—part of Generation Z—often find themselves feeling unprepared for upcoming internship and job interviews. Part 2, Nailing the interview, of this three-part webinar series, Beyond text: Communication and Gen Z, prepares college students and recent college graduates for upcoming interviews by providing them with an understanding of nonverbal and verbal communication skills needed to succeed during the interview process. The webinar offers valuable tips for nailing the interview, practical do’s and don’ts, and anecdotes related to common interview mistakes. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2015 by

6 Steps for a SUPER Successful Salary Negotiation

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Brenda’s stomach twisted. She’d never negotiated anything in her entire life. But now at age 35 she would face the topic of pay when she returned for a second interview for a job she really wanted as Medical Center Operations Director of a local medical center. She had all the job requirements: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, experience in the field, and a diplomatic and clear communication style.

Brenda found some useful tips online to help her over the hump of speaking up for herself and pointing out her credentials, which should put her in a favorable position for the salary she wanted.

You can apply the same, regardless of the job you’re looking for. (more…)

Posted April 24, 2015 by

5 most common mistakes of visual resumes

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Curriculum vitae with special modern design. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Just because visual resumes are all the rage now, it doesn’t mean that the method is flawless. In fact, there are many things that can go wrong once you opt for showcasing your professional profile in this way. Here are five most common visual resume mistakes to watch out for when creating and sending out your crafted CV. (more…)

Posted December 29, 2014 by

Personal Statements & Resumes: How They Work Together

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

One of the most common mistakes that grad school applicants make is viewing their personal statement essay as an extended version of their resume. Besides being redundant, this misstep means that students are losing out on a critical opportunity to set themselves apart from other applicants.

Personal statements and resumes are meant to work together as part of a student’s overall application. A well-written, thoughtful personal statement and a detailed, organized resume will complement each other, working in tandem to paint a flattering portrait of the applicant. (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

7 Incredibly-Simple Ways to Step Up Office Teamwork

Business group working together at the office

Business group working together at the office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Humans are biologically and specifically social animals. Each and every individual possesses an intellect, instinct and a drive to pursue a certain path in which they excel at accomplishing. Every person has a set of preferences, skill sets and attributes that contributes to the overall success. Imagine how easier and simpler the world would be if all of those distinct skills and traits were to combined as it would solve million of our problems, wouldn’t it?

Teamwork is one of the most obligatory principles that every organization must uphold in order to achieve the desired, targeted goals and ambitions. This write-up has been drafted for the convenience of those who are in need of encouraging a dedicated teamwork among their employees or those who need to know how to construct a perfectly functioning team. (more…)

Posted August 04, 2014 by

5 Ways Recruiters Believe Job Seekers on LinkedIn Can Stay Relevant

For job seekers who want to get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn, the following post has five ways to stay relevant on the site.

As a recruiter and sourcer always looking for talent, I use LinkedIn on a daily (even hourly) basis. That probably comes as no surprise to active job seekers, most of whom understood that recruiters use LinkedIn as a modern day resume database. Here’s what may come as a surprise to you: LinkedIn doesn’t tell a recruiter who is an

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Posted January 29, 2014 by

Preparing to Interview for an Entry Level Job? How Employers Expect You to Dress

If you’re not sure how to dress when preparing to interview for an entry level job, employers share some advice in the following post.

You’ve likely heard the expression “clothes make the man (or woman)”. Perhaps nowhere is this more relevant than in a job interview. Perhaps you know how important it is to dress professionally, but did you know the colors you wear require just as much consideration. A new survey from CareerBuilder asked more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource

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