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Showing an Employer You’ve Got “Fit” – Part 2: Demonstrating Your Fit

Tweet Last week, we talked about exact what “fit” means in the hiring managers’ mind.  Now you understand the possible meanings behind “fit”, next step is to clearly demonstrate you’ve got it. Showing You are a Fit Interviewers rarely ask “Do you think you would fit in here?” Yet they are measuring fit all the time. The [...]

Pros and Cons of Working in Small Companies

Tweet Your job search may pick up if you consider small companies as well as big names.  The numbers show there are more jobs there. As you expand your job search to include small companies, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons. Having worked in both a small company and a larger well established [...]

Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Tweet Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold.

Video Friday: Using Keywords in Resumes

Tweet There’s a lot of debate concerning keywords and whether or not they can help you with your job search. This video explores the ways you can use keywords to your advantage.

Don’t Ignore Smaller Companies in Your Job Search

Tweet Job seekers often focus their efforts on large firms with name recognition and, in the process, ignore smaller younger companies. However, by doing so, they are eliminating some good options. While looking for a job, you want to broaden your horizons and target a wide range of employers in your field of interest, regardless [...]

Job Search Magic Combination: Optimism and Action

Tweet A positive mindset is critical to job search success.  Optimism and confidence come through in every job search related communication and interaction, from networking to cover letters to interviewing.  The winning combination is optimism coupled with action.

Making the Most of Career Fairs

Tweet As the Fall Career Fairs approach, it is time to think about how to maximize your experience at these fairs. In today’s competitive job market, you want to stand out and be remembered by the recruiters. Having attended a few school fairs myself, I have learned from experience what a huge difference good preparation [...]

When Working Harder Isn’t Working

Tweet Have you ever worn yourself out with a course of action that simply didn’t produce the results you intended? Job seekers and working people alike are urged to work harder at achieving their goals, when working smarter is actually what they are really looking for.

A New Season with New Opportunities

Tweet Fall is in the air.  For anyone looking for a job, it’s time to kick the job search into high gear. Although recruitment cycles vary, the numbers show that the highest rates of hiring are before and after holidays – fall and spring. Making contact during these periods may give you an extra advantage. [...]

What Job Seekers Can Learn From Lady Gaga

Despite her eccentric persona, Lady Gaga is a brilliant entrepreneur whose path to success holds many lessons that can apply to job search.

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