The Resume Checklist for the Older Job Seeker

A lot of older job seekers wonder whether their age is a disadvantage in this job market. The answer is yes and no. Unfortunately, employers may choose to pass on an older worker for a number of reasons. For example,

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How Social Media Can Help Your Job Search

Despite the unemployment rate’s gradual decline, it is still challenging to find a job these days. With that said, job seekers have been discovering more ways to find employment. Some have resorted to social media sites in order to get

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Consider a Job in the Automotive Industry

Looking for a job can be discouraging especially if you feel you are stuck a particular industry that has you tied to a computer and phone all day. Perhaps a change in what you do will provide the satisfaction of

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The Art of the Thank You Letter

Getting an interview can be extremely difficult in today’s job market.  So if you are fortunate enough to land one at a company you really want to work for, it may seem like you’re in the home stretch.  Yet, this

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5 Tips for Performing an Interview Follow-Up

If you just had a job interview, the worst thing you could do is wait for a call back without doing a follow-up. With so many people being unemployed, the job market is more competitive. This means you have to

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Why You Should Send a Thank You Letter After the Interview

After completing the interview process, candidates usually wonder what’s next. Will they call me? Should I call them? Should I send a thank you letter?  Catching a case of the post-interview jitters happens to the best of us, but in

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8 Habits You Need to Succeed in the Workplace

The job search is characterized by a series of highs and lows–where only the strong survive. You have to reach beyond your current circumstances in order to grasp hold of an amazing future. Tomorrow can be better than today and

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Elevator Pitch

In most interviews, you have to be prepared for a 30-minute to an hour-long conversation with a hiring manager. What if you have less than 5 minutes to convince a hiring employer that you are the most qualified candidate? You

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8 Resume Terms You Should Stop Using

If you want to land a job, you may want to think about rewriting your resume. Chances are you have cliché phrases, buzzwords, or annoying jargon that drive the Human Resources folks nuts. To help you appease the HR gods,

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Ten Tips for Putting in Your Two-Weeks Notice

If you are one of the fortunate ones in today’s economy who has a job, deciding to leave a job for a better opportunity can be a challenge. However, it is a common occurrence in today’s workforce. Building up the

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