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There was a time when employers were eager to offer early retirement packages to older workers to save the company money and make room for younger workers. The golden parachute days have given way to a concern among employers about losing lots of skilled workers all at once. The baby-boomer generation has begun hitting the magic age …

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… and bang! Your job search seems to have crashed and burned.

Yup, the phone has stopped ringing and the email has stopped buzzing.  No interviews. Not one.

What’s going on?

 

3 Reasons Why Job Interviews Dry Up … and What To Do About It

First, your resume may have finally hit its peak potential.

Sometimes jobseekers don’t want to …

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When it comes to resume writing, isn’t more information better? Not necessarily!

Remember that your resume is a marketing document – it needs a clear and concise message if it is to do its job of securing an interview. Many employers now view resumes on a smartphone. Think of how much text you prefer to …

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Most of us have been there at some point. Out of necessity, you are stuck in a job that is unbearable, and as a result, you find yourself feeling like you hate all of life. In a job market where quitting is a luxury many can’t afford, there are ways to pull yourself out of the …

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“I’ve been on several interviews, and I haven’t landed a job yet. What’s going on?”

It’s likely your interviewing skills.  Interviews are nothing more than meet and greet sessions to ask questions and discuss a possible merger between the hiring employer and the jobseeker. The best interviews will have the feel of a smoothly flowing conversation rather than the …

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The successful job search strategy will be devoted more to finding people and less to finding job postings.

If you want to find a job, what do you do? For many jobseekers the answer involves pulling up their favorite job board, typing in some keywords, and hitting search. But even if that search yields job openings …

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Killer interview outfit. Check. Hours of research and interview practice. Check. On time with your friendliest, nice-to-meet-you smile. Check. Droning monologue from interviewer and no conversation. Ugh.

It happens more often than it should, interviews that are so one-sided you wonder why you bothered to show up at all. A client writes:

“In a recent interview, I nearly …

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GAINING EXPERIENCE AND BUILDING A STRONG RESUME DURING YOUR COLLEGE YEARS

Start Early – First Year

  • Build a foundation for your GPA – it’s very difficult to pull up your GPA after tanking it. Take advantage of services offered such as peer and professional tutoring and advising on your degree requirements.
  • Join a student organization – joining early …
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There was a time when 50 was considered old. When the average lifespan ended in one’s 60’s, it was. Improved health care, longer lifespans, and changing attitudes about aging inspired by a generation once suspicious of anyone over the age of thirty, have changed what it means to be a woman or man “of a certain age.”

 

 

This …

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