Interview Tips

There are a lot of urban myths out there like, you only have to exercise 10 minutes a day to get into shape or you look good in skinny jeans. Some times these axioms turn out true and sometimes they turn out false. When it comes to your job search, it's important to know which ones are simply myths and which ones are bona fide truths.

Myth or Fact: If I am the most qualified candidate, they will find me.

It is a Myth - The fact is that you have to inject yourself into their candidate search and then you have to "sell" yourself. The most qualified candidate doesn't always get the job. Life is not fair and if you want to succeed, you need to take the initiative to engage your network, scan the job boards, and build your personal brand. When you get the interview, you need to be prepared, be engaging and sell yourself (usually . . .

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It never hurts to look!  There are new jobs being posted every day.  It's time to check out local job opportunities in your area.

Why Not Work From Home?

How does traffic look this morning? What if you could avoid all the hassle of a long commute and simply work from your kitchen table, or local coffee shop?

It is becoming more common for people to work from a remote location. In fact, I suspect you already know someone in your circle of friends who does exactly that.

Sometimes people are able to work every day from a remote location and other times they an work from home a couple days each week. Now that it is common for both people in a relationship to be working full time, how are you suppose to get things done during the week?

The answer may be that you need to . . .

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Job Search Myths

There are a lot of urban myths out there like, you only have to exercise 10 minutes a day to get into shape or you look good in skinny jeans. Some times these axioms turn out true and sometimes they turn out false. When it comes to your job search, it's important to know which ones are simply myths and which ones are bona fide truths.

Myth or Fact: If I am the most qualified candidate, they will find me.

It is a Myth - The fact is that you have to inject yourself into their candidate search and then you have to "sell" yourself. The most qualified candidate doesn't always get the job. Life is not fair and if you want to succeed, you need to take the initiative to engage your network, scan the job boards, and build your personal brand. When you get the interview, you need to be prepared, be engaging and sell yourself (usually . . .

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It never hurts to look!  There are new jobs being posted every day.  It's time to check out local job opportunities in your area.

Start Building Your Network of Contacts Today

As you continue with your job search, one piece of advice you will get is to build your network. A strong network of contacts can help you in a number of ways.

First, it is important to understand that a majority of jobs that are available are not necessarily posted on any job boards. In fact, many hiring managers will first look to their network of contacts and/or their in house recruiting staff's set of contacts, before wading through the sea of resumes that arrive once a job has been posted.

Even if the job is posted, your network can still play an important role in helping your resume rise to the top. Just imagine if you have posted a position to hire a new employee and you received over 100+ resumes. How would you work through the stack? Many times, if one of the resumes has been referred by a person in your network or a person who works at your company, you will set it aside to review.

So how do you go about building a network? Many people worry about reaching out to colleagues or vendors to build their network. However, an easy way to go about this is to set up a Linkedin profile and begin connecting to people you work with in your industry. As you go about building your network, make sure that . . .

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It never hurts to look!  There are new jobs being posted every day.  It's time to check out local job opportunities in your area.