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When did “Free” Job Hunting Get So Expensive?

There’s a lot of saturation in the job market these days. The attention span of hiring managers has dropped from 20 seconds to around 9 seconds. As such it’s increasingly harder to get their attention – in a good way, that is. Acquiring the services of a professional career strategist or a dedicated resume writer might be the answer. They can give you an objective analysis of your resume and how it stands out, and they know how to best [...]

7 tips to nail an interview

Job interviews can often be terrifying. There’s a huge difference between reading someone’s qualifications on a resume and meeting them for the first time. And so, there are a lot of helpful tips out there on what kind of questions to expect, how best to answer them, as well as how you should dress. So, we’ve decided to offer further assistance with some tips that are often overlooked by job hunters. But, in reality, they can sometimes make all the [...]

When, why and how to write a thank you note

You’ve just breathed a sigh of relief. Coming out of the office following an interview, you thought you did well. You’ve marketed yourself well. You kept your answers short and sweet. And you looked the part. But this first step isn't over yet. You still need to write and send a thank you note to your interviewer. However minor it may sound, this simple note helps to reaffirm your interest in the position and the organization, and it leaves a [...]

5 Ways to Maximize Your Job Search

I will spare you an intro…here is your no nonsense guide on how to maximize your job search. Have a Great Compelling Resume I know this seems like a given, but most people do not take the time to sit down and write a resume that truly represents their skills and experience. What most people think is irrelevant information is sometimes the most important item they forget to add to their professional resume. There are plenty of sites online that can show [...]

Things you may not want to include in your resume

Resumes are often the make or break portion of your job search. They can propel hiring managers to either follow-up with you regarding potential employment or throw them in the trash. But it’s often a hair-pulling challenge to figure out how you want to entice the powers that be especially in a one-to-three-page document. So, to further help you write a top-notch marketing document, we’ve decided to include a few things of what you should think twice about before including: Your [...]