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    New Year, New Job Search Strategy

    New Year, New Job Search Strategy
    It's almost a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    How Long Will My Job Search Take?

    As I work with new clients who have not launched a job search in a long time, I hear this question over and over again - "how long do you think my job search will take?" I wish I had a crystal ball (smile) that would help give me the right answer to that question - the reality is that ...
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    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer

    100 Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're ...
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    5 Surefire Resume Writing Tips

    Is the thought of writing a resume as pleasant as having your wisdom teeth surgically extracted? I ask because I was discussing resume writing strategies with a client today and she mentioned she was thrilled I was going to write her resume. This was because she was no longer actively involved in (as she put it) the “whole torturous process.” ...
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    Hooray, an Interview! Oh no, an Interview!

    After such a labor-intensive job search, you now have earned the ‘nerve-wracking’ interview. You have also begun to obsess about the plentiful competition. It seems as if everyone you know needs a job. So, how can you relax when you must master the interview? (Don’t worry. I’ll tell you how you can ‘untwist your knickers.’) You must differentiate yourself by ...
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    7 Steps to Using the Power of Intuition in Your Job Search

    Have you had that experience of suddenly having a huge hunch something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated into reality? When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that’s called intuition. It comes in three impressions: clairvoyance or “the third eye”, sensing clearly and feeling through listening. Intuition, in the ...
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    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless

    5 Ways to Combat Loneliness When You're Jobless
    Sit in front of laptop. Lie on couch. Eat pickles for lunch. Back to laptop. Feel sorry for self. Feel sick of self. Tear hair out in frustration. And ... back to couch. If this is your 9-to-5 routine, you're probably like 14 million other Americans: unemployed. And in addition to the frustration of looking for work, you might find yourself ...
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    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why

    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why
    While I was going through the 17th revision of my resume for my job search, I was pondering how I might be able to keep my fingers on the pulse of marketing work while exploring some new industries. Then, when talking to a local running buddy at the weekly running club gathering spot (you never know who knows who), he suggested ...
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    12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes

    12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes
    Recruiters see all kinds of interview mistakes, some bordering on the shocking, such as bringing family members along, badmouthing former employers, dumping their personal belongings on hiring managers' desks. The more common mistakes may be subtler, but they can torpedo a job interview almost as quickly. From the obvious to the subtle, here are some good pointers to give you a ...
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Overusing "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
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    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer

    5 Questions to Ask After the Offer
    All job hunters are waiting for that call -- the one that says they've landed the job. But as eager as you may be to escape either your current job or the unemployment ranks, don't abdicate your power position once the offer comes in. Now it's your turn to sit in the interviewer's seat and ask the nonprofit and yourself some ...
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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love to shop. Even as a kid, I spent hours flipping through catalogues.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with that particular industry, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: “I've always loved shopping, but my ...
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    What Not to Do After an Interview

     By Gladys Stone & Fred Whelan | Monster Contributing Writers In the job search, there's nothing like performing well at the interview. And after researching the company, practicing your presentation and answering the interview questions with confidence, you want to follow up with something impressive. You want to thank the employer with a gesture that makes the company want to ...
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