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5 Good Reasons to Schedule Informational Interviews

How To Get The Job Interview

The hardest part of a job search is getting the interview. Once you’re in the door at a job interview, your chances of getting the job rise dramatically. Of course, getting a good job isn’t just a numbers game. You have to have a good sense of what your hiring manager is dealing with — what’s …

Employment

7 Resume Strategies For The Long-Term Unemployed

If you’ve been jobless for six months or more, there are several ways to tweak your resume to highlight your strengths.<p>While economic recovery indicators like a declining unemployment rate are often celebrated, they don’t show the whole picture.<p>For many long-term unemployed, finding a job becomes a …

How To Research An Employer Before A Job Interview

My friend Abigail sent her resume to a recruiter in response to a job ad, and she got a call back. She and the recruiter had a nice talk. The recruiter invited Abigail to a face-to-face interview about a week in the future.<p>Abigail wasn’t working at the time, so she didn’t have to worry about …

Employment

How to write a cover letter that will help get you in front of employers

Writing a cover letter is often considered the most exhausting part of the application process, and it’s rarely a lot of fun. Some even question its …

A CEO shares the most impressive question a job candidate can ask

This is your opportunity to determine whether the job is a good fit, and your last chance to impress the hiring manager — so it's imperative that you ask the <i>right</i> questions.<p>Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local and author of "Likeable Social Media," recently asked a few of his friends at the Young …

What to say when the hiring manager asks, 'What motivates you?'

With help from Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," we've answered the following: <b>"What should I say when a job interviewer asks what motivates me?"</b><p>"This is a common interview …

Employment

Five High-Voltage Resume Details Hiring Managers Love To See

If you’re working on your resume, make sure that you don’t just list your past job titles and dates and figure you’ve told your career story. Where you worked and when are the foundation for your resume, but the real power comes through in your stories. If you haven’t used stories in your resume …

Employment

The Right Way To Say Thanks After An Interview

The post-interview thank-you isn’t dead, but the way you do it could make or break your chances of nailing the offer.<p>You had the interview. You’re pretty sure you aced it. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for the offer, right? Wrong.<p>According to Kim Isaacs, Monster Résumé Expert, most applicants …

How To Introduce Yourself When You’re Unemployed

That awkward moment in a conversation when someone says, “What do you do?” can feel almost as painful as the day when you lost your job.<p>However, it …

Employment

Your Cover Letter: Write an Opportunity Letter, Not a Pain Letter

Cover letters that address your perception of an employer’s pain have been reported to get a response on one out of four sends. Not bad, but you can …

Employment

The Absolute Best Face Oil for Your Skin Type

Argan oil? Coconut oil? Grape-seed oil? Let's clear up the confusion.<p>There's a reason beauty pros seem to be obsessed with face oils lately. These plant-based, natural soothers can lock in moisture, help prevent lines, and even ward off breakouts. Want in on this trend, but not sure how to choose …