"So Why Should We Hire You?"

Author: Deborah Walker

If you are currently in a job search chances are you've been asked that question already. Undoubtedly, it is the most feared interview question, but one of the most common. It pays to be ready to answer it. helps to understand that the question is an invitation for you to sell yourself. This is a good thing. No one is going to hire you until they have been sold on you. This is your chance to state your value to the prospective employer.

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Preparing the Final Draft of Your Resume

Author: Lester Best

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Explaining work gaps and job hops

Author: SHAILJA SHAH PUROHIT

In today’s fast-paced life, many of us take a sabbatical from work for various reasons and some of us unwittingly get into a job hop cycle, while searching for the right job opportunity. Though you may have perfectly understandable reasons, a resume with work gaps or quick job hops sets the alarm bells ringing for a recruiter. So what can you do if you are caught in such a situation. Here are some tips on how best to handle the situation.

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Even More Behaviors for a Successful Job Search

Author: Gordon Walter
In this economy and with many people to choose from, it can be a close call between finalists in awarding the job. Sometimes the final decision on selecting one candidate versus another can sometimes be based upon relatively minor points. One person was a little better and it made the difference between who got the job. Following are some more behaviors that are time-tested and can give you the edge in successfully winning the job search game.

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Telecommuting Resume Tips

Author: Nell T

You might be familiar with the layouts of resumes for job positions that are done in brick and mortar buildings. Telecommuting job resume layouts are much the same as the others, but there are some things that should be done differently. The focus should take on a slightly different path.

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Empower Your Resume

Author: Isiah Bond

How many people do you think apply for each of the jobs that you see listed online or in the newspaper? Every single one of those jobs is going to get at least a few hundred applicants, I am serious! That is why you need to make sure that your resume is one of a kind, that your resume is so fantastic that the employer is going to be driven to read it all the way through.

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Resume Writing: Transferable skills

Author: Lester Best

People put a lot of thought into changing careers. After all, it is one of the more important decisions one can make. We have to consider our families, our living and financial situations, our competitive advantage in the new field, etc. Making a career change typically means starting with a blank canvas; while you have the freedom to paint that canvas any which way you wish, you have to invest time, energy, make sacrifices and prove yourself as a credible professional in your new field.

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Just Before You Make a Career Transition

Author: Anthony Alagbile

With the rapidly changing shape of work and life, it is no longer news that the average person will have a minimum of three careers in their life time. Making the right move at the right time and for the right reasons will go a long way to bring fulfillment and satisfaction to you. Therefore, it is important that you engage in a carefully thought out analysis of the various options whenever you are trying to make a shift in your career focus. The following considerations should always guide you in your quest.

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Four Simple Tips For A Phone Interview

Author: James J. Malervy, II
A phone interview tip that many people don’t do is smile. It is a very funny thing, that when smiling, people’s attitudes can be felt through the phone. During a phone interview, do not think that just because you are not sitting in front of anybody that it doesn’t mean that smiling and other encouraging body gestures aren’t important. One of the best tips that I have ever received was to smile and stay positive during a phone interview. In reality, a lot of people like to talk with their hands. If this is you, you may want to consider a telephone hands free set so that it frees up your hands.

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Find A New Job After A Layoff

Author: Christopher
Being let go from a job can be a devastating experience, and can cripple you both financially and emotionally. If you have been out of a job for a while and are ready to get back to work, it can be very difficult to know where and how to start. The longer you have been out of the job market, the more difficulty you will likely have when you are ready to start the search for a new career. There are some things to keep in mind that will help you find more jobs that you are qualified for and improve your chances of landing the one you want.

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