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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Countdown to 2012 for Job Seekers

Tweet During the holiday season, December is a time of anticipation and surprises.  Some are counting down to a special holiday; others eagerly await the New Year.  However, for many job seekers, December may feel like an inactive time. But there is actually a lot you can be doing this month that will pay off […]

Video Friday: Preparing for a Phone Interview

Being prepared for your interviews can help you present yourself confidently and make the best impression. Watch this video and learn how to be best prepared for your phone interviews.

Turning Internships into Jobs

Tweet Internships are a great way to gain experience in a new career field.  Once thought of as just for college students or recent alumni, job seekers of a variety of ages are now taking advantage of internship opportunities.

Awkward Interview Moments

Tweet Most job seekers have funny stories of awkward interview moments – names mangled, drinks spilled, flubbed answers to easy questions.  Jobfully team members shared a few of their favorites including accidently offering a hug instead of a handshake at the end of the interview (carried away?) and accidently walking off with the interviewer’s notebook.  […]

Hot Careers of 2012

Tweet It’s that time of the year again; the New Year is about to begin. As 2011 ends and 2012 starts, we are going to take a look at the hot careers of 2012. If you are planning a career transition or aren’t sure what you want to do, knowing what careers are in demand […]

Preparing Your References

Tweet Great references are still very important and can make the difference in whether or not you get that coveted job.  Making sure your references are adequately prepared is an important thing you can do to make sure the back end of the job search process goes smoothly.

Answering “What’s Your Biggest Weakness?”

Tweet Hiring managers love the question “What’s your biggest weakness?” because it tells them at least three different things about you: Are you self-aware? Are you honest? Is your “flaw” something they can live with? If you answer “I work too hard for my own good” or “I’m my own worst critic,” you don’t show […]

Should You Go Back to School?

Tweet With many industries shrinking or disappearing altogether, many job seekers consider retraining.  While this can be a great benefit and aid to getting a new job, retraining isn’t right for everybody. When should I consider retraining?

Are You Coming Across as Old?

Tweet Ask 40+, 50+ and 60+ job seekers and most will tell you they do not feel old.  Yet even with resumes free of dates, hiring managers say some mature workers simply come across as “old”, making them less likely to be hired. Of course age discrimination is illegal. What these hiring managers are talking […]

Improving Communication Skills for Job Search Success

Tweet Communication skills are essential to your job search.  Being able to speak effectively when networking and interviewing greatly boosts your chances of getting hired.  And strong communication skills are equally important once you’re hired.