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Posted August 05, 2015 by

Create a Cover Letter That “Does You Proud”

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Rhonda sat down at her desk to draft a cover letter for a job she really wanted—director of a preschool. She had recently completed the training for Preschool Director Certification and had five years of experience working in two different schools as a teacher. Now she was eager to move into a position with more responsibility and opportunity.

She stared at a picture of her grandfather on her desk. He had died just months before but his words still rang true for her. He was someone she looked up to all her life. In fact, his influence prompted her to work with young children so she could pass on to others the love and care she’d received from him.

“You’ve done me proud,” he’d said with a big smile when she received her credential. (more…)

Posted February 06, 2015 by

Write a CAN DO Cover Letter!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

During tough economic times job interviews are difficult to land, and some of them more so than others depending on the industry that interests you. Your cover letter must show who you are as a person, as well as a professional. Be sure to add examples and statements that communicate clearly that you’re someone who is eager to work hard, meet expectations, help advance the company’s bottom line, get along with colleagues, and promote harmony wherever you are.

I call this a CAN DO cover letter because it lets the employer know that you can do the work required of the position he or she wants to fill. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs? Keep in Touch with Contacts on the Rise

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you never know who might be able to help you now but also in the future.  The following post shares why you should keep in touch with those contacts who are working their way up in their careers.

By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger A client of mine was promoted to a very senior position in a large, Fortune-100 company. She had been the deputy in her area, and was now at the top. She told me that the day her promotion was announced in the newspapers, she got dozens of calls from

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Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Students, 10 Tips for Networking at Different Times When Searching for Jobs

When networking in their searches for jobs, college students should apply these 10 tips in the following post.

In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

Not Qualified Enough to Land Your Dream Entry Level Job? 3 Tips to Stand Out from Other Job Seekers

If you don’t believe you can land the entry level job of your dreams because you’re not qualified, think again.  The following post shares three tips to help you stand out from other job seekers.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — Abraham Lincoln If all you did was submit your cover letter and resume, you’re screwed. Why? Because someone out there speaks one more language, has a one point higher GPA or has one more year

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Posted August 12, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are You Writing Functional Resumes When Applying for Jobs? 3 Reasons They May Not Work for You

College graduates applying for jobs may not want to write functional resumes for three reasons, according to the following post.

Functional resumes, especially for those who lack specific experience for the role they desire, continue to surface. As a recruiter, I’m telling you: Functional resumes suck. They will not help you get an interview…

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Posted August 12, 2014 by

Trying to be More Productive in Your Entry Level Job Search? How to be Smart about It

If you want accomplish more in your entry level job search, the following post has advice on taking a smart approach to it.

You likely began your job search methodically and with purpose. But over time, as multiple leads come in, as you write multiple resumes, and as you make multiple phone calls, both your desk and email inbox become filled with leads and questions. Your overflowing inbox is paralyzing. As you weigh

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Posted August 11, 2014 by

5 Red Flags Concerning Your Resume and Interview that Will Not Impress Recruiters

Any mistakes in your job search can hinder employment opportunities.  Learn five red flags that won’t impress recruiters concerning your resume and interview in the following post.

Every year, hiring managers and HR professionals read thousands of resumes. They know what to look for in a good way. And they sure know how to find the red flags that indicate a less-than-desirable candidate. Should they miss a red flag, now worries; they have an entire job interview to uncover what you are trying

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Student, Want to Maximize Your MBA Program to Help Your Search for Jobs? What You Can Do

While an MBA can help a college student in his or her search for jobs, it is important that he or she gets the most out of the chosen program.  Learn how a college student can maximize a MBA program to prepare them for the future in the following post.

MBA programs are all designed with the same goal in mind — to turn out well educated, ready-to-lead MBAs. But not all MBA students are created equal, as evidenced by that mid-career professional looking to launch into the next phase, the young college grad planning to enter the workforce with that all-important master’s in hand,

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

College Students, Have You Enjoyed Your Jobs as Summer Interns? 14 Ways to Distinguish Yourselves Before Your Internships are Over

Before college students finish their jobs as summer interns, they have an opportunity to make great impressions.  Learn 14 ways they can do so in the following post.

Featured: Featured Summer internship season is over in a few weeks and you want to make sure you leave the best impression. Read through my list of 14 tips to make sure you are a stand-out intern and will get nothing but glowing reviews from your internship coordinator!read more

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